MediaTek's Helio X30 chipset beats Snapdragon 820 in AnTuTu benchmark testing?

MediaTek's Helio X30 chipset beats Snapdragon 820 in AnTuTu benchmark testing?
Late last month, we told you that MediaTek was reportedly working on the Helio X30 chipset. Today, analyst Pan Jiutang confirmed the existence of the chip. The Helio X30 is expected to be built by TSMC using the 10nm FinFET process, making it twice as efficient as the Helio X20. The new SoC will employ ARM's new Artemis cores along with older Cortex cores, and will continue to employ the tri-cluster designed used by its predecessor.

While Jiutang's post didn't include a breakdown of the X30's specs, the information that we passed along last month calls for it to be equipped with a pair of 2.8GHz Artemis cores, four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 2GHz Cortex-A35 cores. The PowerVR 7XT GPU will handle graphics. The Helio X30 will support a dual camera set up, a 26MP camera, VR connections, LTE Cat.13 connectivity, and 8GB of RAM.

On his Weibo page, Jiutang posted a chart comparing AnTuTu benchmark scores of various chipsets. The Helio X30 scored 160,000 on the test, topping the list. Right behind was the Snapdragon 820 SoC, currently the latest and greatest chip offered by Qualcom and employed on devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 (in the U.S. and China), LG G5 and the HTC 10. The Helio X20 SoC, MediaTek's first chip to feature a deca-core CPU, was next with a score of 100,000.


source: weibo.com/PanJiutang

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45 Comments

1. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I think it would be a pretty poor show if a deca core CPU couldn't beat a quad, lol. Question is, how hot does it get and can it achieve those scores once packaged in a phone?

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Your point is invalid.. many octocore soc get beaten by quad core even dual core in some cases.

7. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Your sense of humour is invalid, lol. Talk about a sledgehammer response. I was having a bit of a laugh. At face value, it would be highly amusing (to me at least) when a 10 core CPU can't score more than a quad. I know all the technicalities, single core performance and all that. :)

20. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Antutut is nothing... Look at real time perfomance

43. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think you're rather a bad comedian, or "your sense of humour is invalid" is just a bad excuse. I didn't find it funny. If that can be called "funny", anything can be, marorun's is, mine is.

13. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

only in Antutu lol.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Cores, clock speed, layers, etc., all mean squat if it's not optimized with the rest of the hardware and more importantly software.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure it does. You can optimize or you can brute force.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

multicore isnt all about performance, its mainly about power efficiency.. If they just want to destroy antutu, why not make 4 x 2.8GHz artemis + 4x 3.0GHz artemis which can also be used as oven

34. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Exactly BTW antutu doesn't test multi core performance any more e.g. The 650 and 652 get the same score

46. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

May be the Snapdragos use Cluster Switching instead of HMP. I don't think that the 10nm process will be ready for the Helio X30, as the article suggests. I expect it for 2017 the earlier. Any thoughts on that?

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The A9X gets like 180,000 so this isn't impressive. I know the A9X is a tablet SOC with more thermal headroom but the A9 is equal to the A8X so a process advantage should've help them attain tablet performance in a smaller package. I'm guessing the GPU is holding it back.

37. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

It don't beat by 30K I've seen HTC 10 over 150K already so not so much big difference. I'm guessing GPU won't be even as powerful as is on SD820

39. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

HTC is known for benchmark boosting.

40. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That is cause F-sync is turned off. You will get red score in UX or 3D but either way Antutu is the champion for the crappiest benchmark on phones.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Helio x30 should be compared to exynos 9 and snapdragon 830.

6. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

And the thing is every generation of chips have been almost doubling performance as far as ANTUTU scores go. Only beating out the 820 by 30,000 is not impressive.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3291; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Chinese Socs are always behind the competition... scoring only 30,000 more on 10nm with next generation Artemis cores is very under whelming... I can guarantee that even sd820 and Exynos 8890 on 10 nm will perform 30,000 more...

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3291; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Another example that Chinese Soc are weak, is Kirin 950/955... Kirin is technically SD652 on steroids...

31. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Lol.. Actually funny to say it that way..

41. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Funny you say that, 652 seems to beat Kirin on the graphics sides, Kirin seems to be pretty weak in every sense except battery life I guess

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I bet it has 20 cores running it

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

When you have 10 cores, multi core performance should be less of a deal, single core or even quad core matters way more, yes android can use lots of cores, but not app uses all core equally, most apps use 1-4 cores most while the others are used less.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, but there's a lot more processes running than just the foreground app. If you can keep the core(s) the app is using dedicated to the app, that can't hurt.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

X30 still far away..... even X25 and X20 still rarely found on market now.. I guess X30 will come out at Q2 2017 or later

10. Tsrnexus

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

The biggest problem of mediatek processor is their weak gpu

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Report says they'll use powerVR 7th gen used in iphone 6s/6s+

17. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

PowerVR 7 is a vast line of different GPUs. Remember that PowerVR 6XT in Mediatek isn't the same as A8's PowerVR 6XT.

33. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

That would still be a whole gen behind SD 830 and Exynos 9. Samsung also used to make same mistake.. Now, Exynos 8890 actually performs better than SD 820 in even gpu department without that core boost made to score higher in benchmarks without cheating.

45. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Samsung never used weak GPUs in top class chipsets.

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