Benchmark battle: MediaTek's Helio X20 vs. Helio X10 vs. Exynos 7420 vs. Snapdragon 810 and more

The MediaTek Helio X20, with its deca-core CPU and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, recently was spotted powering up the HTC One A9 on GeekBench. Not surprisingly, the chipset scored very high. With that performance in mind, today we have a series of comparisons showing the MediaTek Helio X20 taking on the previous generation MediaTek SoC, the Helio X10...
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1. Epicness1o1

Posts: 300; Member since: May 30, 2013

Awesome performance,but im really curious about the gpu performance

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I want to see its efficiency tested as well And sustained performance Geekbench 3 is far too short, its just around a minute for my Nexus 5

82. MSi_GS70 unregistered

so whats the point of the geek bench? gimmick..

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

GPU is on Adreno 330 (from SD800, not 801) level.

30. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It Will Fall Behind Sd810 And E7420 In GPU Cause They're Using The Mail T880-MP4 Instead Of The MP6 Or 8 But it Should Fair Well Powering A 1080p Screen Tho.

47. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's crap

49. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

"Allegedly an enhanced version of Qualcomm's next high-end chipset, the SoC produced an AnTuTu benchmark score of 72,355 to top the Helio X20's results for the same test" Also the author is wrong. I'm pretty sure it said 72k is from exynos 7420 on the graph

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

LUCKY-LTE was tested with the CPU at a lower frequency ( ultra saving mode )

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That score is far too good for ultra saving mode IMO IMO its a 7420 a custom kernel with slightly lower clocks and an edited build.prop

48. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope it was the ultra saving mode if you go by the leaks of the benchmarks that came out about the m1 before this leak came out, they about the same score as the leak that had all 3 scores, normal mode, power saving mode and ultra saving mode.

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Geekbench shows the frequency of the slower cores.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Cmonnnn HTC... Show us what you are capable of with a good cpu.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Want To Know How The New Apple A9 Performs Its Sure To Blow These Guys Away In Gpu And Single Core Performance.

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks like A9 might, but A72 cores might blow the A9 single core performance too. But X20 being on 28nm chip might just come close or at best match A9 for single core performance. For GPU, I guess A9 will perform better than all, hands down. Lets see, in coming future new SOCs will do pretty well with 14nm, A72 cores, T880 GPU.

10. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Battle For Top Soc Has Only Just Begun.

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

With intel planning to re join game with new player, core m in phones, it's going to be bloody.

14. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You Got That Right.

22. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

remember, the gpu in Apples chip is made by a company called imagination

24. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Is That's Suppose To Be A Joke? Cause Its Not Funny At All.

26. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

i think its not imagination PowerVR to be exact

29. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Company That Makes The PowerVR GPU Is Called, Imagination Technologies.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No, I think they were actually called power VR imagination technologies back in the Dreamcast days. Too bad Sega had opposite of Apple mojo and forced them into mobile. It would have been interesting to see what they could have done with a Dreamcast 2 GPU. Still, that system was amazing. Underrated as hell and they pulled the plug on it way too soon.

38. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

If you think that SD 810 was an oven then you should wait to see helio x20 i mean come on its deca core with 28 nm manufacturing

53. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I don't think SD 810 was oven because it was manufactured on 20nm exynos 5433 with similar CPU cores was manufactured on 20nm process. It was one of the reason but not sole reason.

56. guest

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Actually 28nm is a very mature node and provides the best bang for their buck that's why a lot of mediateks of the world use it. 20nm is a flop and it looks like so is foundry 14/16 nm. 810 was a bad design as it was implemented with too high a clock speed for heat dissipation for a planar process that dense. Apple was able to utilize both because they don't clock their CPU as high and their sustained performance doesn't need high clocks. I would imagine x20 will handle the heat fine on 28nm but at the expense of efficiency which is fine as long as HTC doesn't skimp on the battery. Think of it as over clocking a 3 generation old intel processor it can keep up with the newer generation but you are consuming more power and you need active heat sinks to handle the heat.

59. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Sd 810 wasn't clocked super high, it was a little high than at what 5433 was clocked. 5433 ran cool and even after throttling to low clock speed SD 810 over heated. It was design issue, not related to clock speed, I guess.

41. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Stock ARM Cores vs Custom cores. Haven't you silly Android kids learnt your lessons yet? I warned that 810 (8 cores) wouldn't even be an upgrade from 800/801/805 (4 cores). And it hasn't been. Custom Cores > Stock Cores. Apple has been full custom since Apple A6 "Swift" architecture in the iPhone 5, which absolutely smoked Krait (Snapdragon S4/600/800/801/805). And it was released shortly after Krait debuted.

42. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Lmao, its only Apple who uses single core, because its OS is still halfbaked and was made for dummies and kids computer. A dual-core processor has many advantages especially for those looking to boost their system's multitasking computing power. Dual-core processors provide two complete execution cores instead of one, each with an independent interface to the frontside bus. Since each core has its own cache, the operating system has sufficient resources to handle intensive tasks in parallel, which provides a noticeable improvement to multitasking. A lot of people ask if 1GHz dual core is same as 2GHz single core. Answer is no, as frequency is only part of the equation, no matter how fast a single core is, it can only do one thing at a time. Going to a lower clocked dual is much better than a very fast single core. plus new apps and games build around dual core will never run as smooth on a single core. On top of it it will take less energy to run a dual core than a double frequency single core. So between 1GHz dual core and 2GHz single core processor, dual core wins.

44. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

So technically four cores after better than two but i don't think if the advantage exist with octa cores since all are big. Little architecture too.
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