MediaTek Helio X20 Official Benchmarks Beat The Snapdragon 820; No Throttling?

Ramish Zafar
Posted 9 months ago

With the majority of the media’s focus these days on the Snapdragon 820 and the Exynos 8890, its a nice change of things to hear about other mobile processors as well. We heard a bit of disappointing news a couple of days back about MediaTek’s deca core Helio X20 with the processor reportedly suffering from overheating issues. Today, some benchmarks of the processor have surfaced which seem to refute earlier claims of the processor suffering from overheating issues and put the Helio X20 right at the top when it comes to 2016’s mobile processors.


The MediaTek Helio X20 Scores 2109 And 7002 In GeekBench Single/Multi-Core Benchmarks

After news that the MediaTek Helio X20 had been suffering from overheating issues spread, looks like the company is eager to dispel any negative publicity about its processor. The Helio X20 came with a very optimistic rhetoric about the processor being able to solve the extensive workload/overheating problem on mobile processor through the introduction of a new core cluster, which would leave the high performing cluster on the SoC only for highly demanding tasks.

Today, courtesy of folks over at Fudzilla, we get to take a look at some official GeekBench scores of the MediaTek Helio X20. As you can see in the image above, the processor manages to do quite well in both single and multi core results. While it does lag behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 in single core results, multi core scores show the true strength of the processor, as the case should be with a chipset that comes with ten cores on board – one of the first of its kind in the market.

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Due to the alleged overheating issues of the MediaTek Helio X20, we also heard that several phone manufacturers have allegedly scrapped their plans to use the processor on upcoming flagship smartphones; a move that could seriously hurt MediaTek in the long run. But for all of the company’s fans out there, Fudzilla is now reporting that the processor is going along smoothly at MediaTek, with deliveries already having been made to several manufacturers and other underway.

The company’s done with chip development and verification, so perhaps earlier information about the processor was just a one time thing. But given the general fear in the mobile world of the world ‘overheating’ since last year, we’d suggest waiting for any devices featuring the processor to surface on the market before any concrete conclusions are reached. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated as they take place. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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