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Helio X30 Vs Snapdragon 820: AnTuTu Benchmarking Showdown Leaked, But Which One Takes The Crown?

Omar Sohail
Posted Apr 27, 2016
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Helio X30 is expected to be one heck of a SoC, particularly when it is going to be processed on the 10nm FinFET architecture. Now, thanks to the latest benchmarking leak, Helio X30 is not pitted against just Snapdragon 820, but other leading SoCs as well, so let us take a look and see which chipset reigns supreme in the latest AnTuTu benchmarking tests.

Helio X30 Vs Snapdragon 820: AnTuTu Benchmarking Showdown Leaked, But Which One Takes The Crown?

Helio X30 Obliterates The Competition And Gains A Comprehensive Lead Against Snapdragon 820

Thanks to Weibo, we have the latest scores (present in the image below as well), and Helio X30 is able to score the following points in the benchmarking leak (scores of other SoCs have also been listed below):

  • Helio X30: 160,000
  • Snapdragon 820: 130,000
  • Kirin 950: 89,000
  • Exynos 7420: 85,000
  • Helio X20: 100,000
  • Snapdragon 810: 81,000
  • Helio X10: 58,000

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Looking at these scores, we are obliged to admit that we are more than excited to see what kind of scores smartphones and future tablets are able to produce as soon as they come shipping with the 10-core chipset. Right now, it has not been confirmed which company will be mass producing the chips for MediaTek, but since Apple has been reported to secure all 100 percent of orders for its A10 (which is also fabricated on the 10nm FinFET architecture), our gut tells us that MediaTek is going to side with TSMC.

The number of cores are going to remain constant between Helio X20 and Helio X30, with one notable exception being that instead of 4 Cortex-A53 cores, they are going to be replaced with 4 Cortex-A35 ones. As reported earlier, Cortex-A35 is ARM’s most efficient processor to date, even surpassing the capabilities of Cortex-A53. According to the source, these 4 cores are going to be running at a speed of 2.0GHz. The entire processor configuration of Helio X30 has been listed as follows:

  • 2 x Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.8GHz (or quite possibly cores belonging to the Artemis architecture)
  • 4 x Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.2GHz
  • 4 x Cortex-A35 cores running at 2.0GHz
  • 2 x LPDDR4 RAM ePOP (indicating that the SoC will be an ‘all in on package’)
  • A high-performing PowerVR GPU instead of an ARM Mali one
  • Support up to a 26MP rear camera sensor
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Mali GPUs have been criticized for their slow graphics performance in comparison to the others (case in point will be Kirin 950), so we are really excited to see what kind of performance the 7-series PowerVR GPU will bring to the table. Apple, for the longest time has incorporated Imagination Technologies’ GPUs (which are called PowerVR) inside its custom designed SoCs, and despite the processor not going above the dual-core count in smartphones, performance is truly earth shattering.

What do you guys think of the latest scores? Will Helio X30 finally allow MediaTek to take the lead against Qualcomm? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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