Deca-core powered Meizu Pro 6 spotted on GeekBench with 3GB of RAM, crushes multi-core test

Deca-core powered Meizu Pro 6 spotted on GeekBench with 3GB of RAM, crushes multi-core test
Last month, the Meizu Pro 6 was officially launched, featuring the Helio X25 chipset inside. The MediaTek chip uses a tri-cluster package that adds up to 10 cores for the CPU it carries. The phone also comes with 4GB of RAM, which is what you would expect to see on a current high-end handset. But an interesting variant of the device was tested on GeekBench back in March.

A version of the phone with 3GB of RAM produced a multi-core score of 6691. That tops the 6300 score that the 4GB model averaged during GeekBench tests that the phone was put through in April, just prior to its release. Since there has been no other mention of a 3GB version of the phone, Meizu was most likely testing a prototype while tweaking the handset in preparation of its launch the following month.

While a lower priced version of the phone could be in the works (with 16GB of internal storage), the current 4GB model is priced at the equivalent of $386 USD for the unit with 4GB RAM/32GB ROM, and $433 USD for the model with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. Compared to the pricing of several new high-end phones, it sounds like a lower-priced version of the Pro 6 with 3GB of RAM isn't necessary.

via: Mobipicker

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Pro 6
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X25, Deca-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2560 mAh



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

IMA need to read that anandtech article again

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Here "I've encountered enough scenarios that would in theory fit the Helio X20's tri-cluster design that I'm starting to think that such a design would actually be a very smart choice for current Android devices." Will be interesting to see AnandTech's deep dive on the X20, to see if it works in practice And will be interesting to see if Qualcomm or Samsung will use tri-cluster designs next year

14. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Past year we got deep dives from Anandtech on Samsung made SoCs and throttling tests on SD810, SD808, Apple A8 and Exynos 7420 from Arstechnica. This year we got nothing except Kirin 950 deep dive. I would like to see CPU power curves of Twister, Kryo, Mongoose and Cortex-A72 and their sustainable performances. Anandtech supposed to publish a second part of Samsung S7 review nearly 2 months ago. If tri-cluster setup indeed has providing a significant power saving I would like to see it at work with 3 different kind of cores. Helio X30 gonna be consist of Artemis, A53 and A35 clusters, but A53 is an old design especially comparison to Artemis and A35 both. Although A35 is more efficient still A53 and A35 is too close each other. Seems to me it not exactly fits to the middle cluster. Now we know upcoming Artemis will be in Kirin 960 at 16nm probably around last quarter of this year and in Helio X30 at 10nm probably second quarter of next year. Firstly I have assumed that that Artemis gonna be a successor to A72, but after looking at ARM's roadmap I'm not sure of that anymore. At the roadmap Artemis seems to be designed for 16nm and its target power consumption is 600-750mW per core which is nearly half as A72's at same node. I could be wrong but with that both target power consumption and node it rather seems like an upper mid-range CPU design to me. Above Artemis there are Prometheus and Ares respectively. Ares's target power consumption at 10nm is almost identical with the A72 at 16nm. Seems to me Ares might be true successor of A72. ARM hasn't formally announced Artemis yet like they did with A72 and A35. Maybe Prometheus, Ares and Ananke might be in similar situation with Artemis. Tri-cluster Ares-Artemis-A35 or another combination can be more interesting.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Ian Cutress (u/borandi) said that Andrei Frumusanu will do deep dives for the 8890 and 820 But he's only working for AnandTech part time and AnandTech dont have the money to get Andrei working full time or more staff Pretty sad that Purch isn't putting enough money into AnandTech

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You mean this "leaked" roadmap right? I don't think its completely right since the A57s is similar to the A72 in terms of power consumption According to AnandTech, the A57 in the 7420 are 1.2-1.3W per core That being said, Mercury ended up being the A35, so it might be real Anyways, Qualcomm is already using A72s for the upper mid-range 650/652 Qualcomm and Samsung are using their custom cores for their flagships Agreed, Tri-cluster Ares-Artemis-A35 does seem very interesting Hopefully we will get some official annoncements of new ARM cores and Mimir GPUs soon

19. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Yes, I meant it.

2. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Apart from the weak as Kanye's lyrics GPU this is a good enough processor.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That was a terrible joke

3. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Not a very big deal though... Anything above 5500 is more than enough with 2100+ in single core on cpu part for now.. They should push efficiency after that.. And a much more powerful gpu.. As powerful as mali t880 mp12 or better..

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The thing is, I doubt any app can use all 10 cores at once at full throttle, and will the scores be the same if the test are run a couple time sequentially. Mediatek SoC are always gonna be good on benchmark, not so much real world, they can't really compete in the mainstream so they always go with something whacky, something like decacore can only be come up by them

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Results aren't that great for 10 cores! A9X is getting 3335 single core and 5519 multicore on two cores...LOL!!! Yes architectures are completely different, but Apple's idea of adding cores is based on software advancement rather than hardware advancement.

7. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Results are great indeed. A9X easily costs 3-4 times more. Performance of dual core A72 alone exceeds Apple A8 which is a PHONE SoC unlike A9X and manufactured at 20nm TSMC just like Helio X20. BTW other cores have been there for efficiency, moreover die size of this whole decacore CPU block should be close to A8's dual core CPU block.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A9X cores are much, much bigger than vanilla A72 cores. Apple also uses a brute force hardware approach.

6. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

With that multicore, I can guarantee it still lags!!! Why? Because it's the software that often causes the lag. Apps are often not optimized for Android.

13. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Android framework is very solid since induced lag is only due to bad oem drivers, thermal throttling etc. Most of the time X25 will run A53@2.0Ghz...which score ~800 on geekbench for single core...combine this with poor storage and you see lag, stutter, frame drops everywhere.

15. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Tell that to Moto G with its quad-core A53 CPU running at max 1.2GHz with its eMMC 4.51 storage which is 2-3 times slower than eMMC 5.1. Most of the time it won't need 2.5GHz dual A72. Where do you think that power savings of big.LITTLE comes if it didn't work on low power cores when you doesn't need high performance? BTW 2GHz A53 scores ~900 at Geekbench single core.

8. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Decacore and 3gb of ram? Thats it? Why can they release it with 15 cores and 16gb of ram?

12. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

2016 - 10 core cpu - Helio X20 2017 - 12 core cpu - Helio X30 2018 - 14 core cpu - Helio X40 2019 - 16 core cpu - Helio X50 Then engineers take over mediatek from evil marketing managers and release Helio X60 2020 - 4 core cpu with async clock.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I just want dual core x86...

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