Today, MediaTek officially announced its new gaming-centric SoCs – the Helio G90 and G90T. The new platforms utilize an octa-core combination of two Arm Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55s alongside the Mali-G76 GPU. Both the G90 and G90T are built on TSMC’s 12 nm FinFET process and can be clocked up to 2.05GHz. In addition, the new SoCs support up to 10GB LPDDR4X RAM.
Furthermore, among the features, MediaTek Hyperengine technology. It includes several novelties designed to boost the performance of smartphone games. Such as a smart network prediction engine for “the best network connection”. Which is the ability to connect simultaneously to two WiFi networks. According to, MediaTek, it is able to sense when Wi-Fi quality is degrading and automatically use an alternative Wifi or LTE connection as a backup.
The chips also include a “rapid response engine” to make touchscreen controls feel more responsive. The chips support HDR10 and offer good contrasts, details and colors.
A couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm formalized its SoC Snapdragon 855 Plus for gaming. It’s the one that will be found on high-end gaming mobiles. The challenge of is to offer gaming solutions on the entry or the mid-range, with of course the limits that it imposes.
For now, Xiaomi will be first to launch MediaTek Helio G90 chipset-based smartphone in India as said TL Lee, General Manager of Wireless Communication at MediaTek.
MediaTek G90 Performs Better Than The Snapdragon 730 in AnTuTu and Geekbench
The MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T chipsets promises excellent gaming experience on budget devices, thanks to the cost-effective 12nm FinFET manufacturing process from TSMC. And the first benchmarks are in.
This score sheet from AnTuTu looks promising as the overall score is 222,282 – a score combining the CPU, GPU, UX and memory performance. When compared to some of its Qualcomm rivals, it turns out that the chipset is more powerful than the Snapdragon 730 found in the Xiaomi Mi 9T and the Samsung Galaxy A80, for example. In our database, the Snapdragon 730 on the Mi 9T scored 211,915 points.
We’ve also stumbled upon some benchmark results on Geekbench and all of them show around 7,000 points in multi-core performance. And although still better than the Snapdragon 730, the Geekbench listings date from April 15, so the chipset may have been since optimized even further.
It’s indeed a promising duo, the Helio G90 and G90T, especially considering the price point. MediaTek promises to deliver the new chips with upcoming Xiaomi smartphones in India and something tells us that they are going to cost less than their Qualcomm counterparts.