MediaTek days ago released the trump card ‘Helio G70 series‘ optimized for the mobile gaming experience. And out of the different models we have in that series, we’ll be picking the MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T from there to make part of our comparison in this post. Kirin released the first-ever SoC from the Kirin 8xx series known as ‘Kirin 810’ in Huawei Nova 5 and poses as a major competitor in the market already. And also, Samsung is a complete company when it comes to technology. Not only are they known for their high-end devices, but they also have a set of terminals for the mid and low range that they manage to highlight. So that being the case, we’re going to considering one of their processors (Exynos 7904) when making the different comparison in this post. And when looking at these 3 processors (Helio G90, Helio G90T, Kirin 810, Exynos 7904), What exactly are their differences and which outperforms which? Let’s find out all of that in this Helio G90 vs G90T vs Kirin 810 vs Exynos 7904 Comparison.
Helio G90 vs G90T vs Kirin 810 vs Exynos 7904 In-Depth Comparison
Helio G90 vs G90T vs Kirin 810 vs Exynos 7904 – CPU Comparison
Starting with the CPU section, let’s begin with the Helio model (G90 and G90T). Both of these SoCs adopts octa-core design and is based on the 12nm process. And when it comes to the manufacture of processors, Samsung has maintained a clear position in the race which gives the Exynos 7904 a 14nm process.
Kirin 810, the just-released SoC from Huawei product which was released months ago is based on the latest TSMC’s 7nm process. And here we can clearly see that all processors differ in this category.
Furthermore, speaking about the core configuration of the 3 processors, Kirin 810, has an octa-core configuration with four Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and another set of Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz. And both Helio G90 and G90T have Cortex A76 + A55 combination and in a more detailed way, we can say there are two high A76 cores and six A55 cores. Then for Exynos 7904, it has an architecture consisting of 2 Cortex A73 high-performance cores at 1.8GHz and 6 Cortex A53 at 1.6GHz.
Helio G90 vs G90T vs Kirin 810 vs Exynos 7904 – GPU Comparison
The Helio model of processors (G90 and G90T) once again have similar features in the GPU section but this time with a slight difference. The GPU of G90 and G90T is the same which is the upgraded Mali-G76 3EEMC4. This time the frequency increase is much prominent than that of the CPU. Helio G90’s GPU has a frequency of 720MHz, meanwhile, the ‘T’ version has an overclocked GPU with a frequency of 800MHz.
And speaking of Kirin 810, the processor comes along with a dedicated NPU and also has a custom Mali-G52 MP6 GPU based on a 16nm process and 850MHz frequency. Moreover, Mali-G52 MP6 outperforms the Adreno 618 in the SD730 with up to 44% higher frame rates. The credit here also goes to the new Huawei HiAI 2.0 technology which has much better game optimizations at both software and hardware level in comparison to their TurboBoost 2.0.
When we take a close look at Exynos 7904, we affirm to the fact that it’s one processor very suitable for running even the latest games and apps on the market with decent performance but maintaining a reduced price. It uses a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU with speeds of 700MHz (up to 770MHz). This has support for OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1.
Helio G90 vs G90T vs Kirin 810 vs Exynos 7904 – Other Comparison
The Samsung Exynos 7904 model has some outstanding features to look out for. Here we can see that this SoC has the task of bringing the characteristics of the current high-end to the mid-range devices, such as the use of up to 3 cameras in the back. This SoC can support up to 32MP per camera, play HD videos at 120fps and Full HD at 30fps. It is compatible with LPDDR4x RAM and eMMC5.1 storage.
And also looking at another processor the Kirin 810; it has a couple of secrets that have not been specified, as is its download and upload speed. What we can confirm is its compatibility with dual VoLTE, which at least ensures the power to use up to two 4G networks. It is also noteworthy to highlight the IVP + ISP technology for the capture of photos, which defines much better the colors and reduces the environmental noise, besides that this whole process is relatively faster, although it will be necessary to see it in action in the future Nova 5. Another amazing feature of the Kirin 810 is the Artificial intelligence featured inside the new SoCs which after release became a major trend because of the performance increase and intelligence it offered.
Lastly, in this section, we’ll be looking at the Helio’s models (G90 and G90T). Now another change which truly defines the difference between both SoCs and why the CPU and GPU frequency of both SoCs are different is the screen refresh rate. Though none of these SoCs support a screen refresh rate of 120Hz (leave that to the flagship level SoCs), however, still one of these SoCs have a better refresh rate than the ordinary smartphone screen refresh rate. Helio G90 has a screen sampling refresh rate of 60Hz which is what most phones have these days, however, G90T has a much better refresh rate of 90Hz, as a result, one can expect better response and short delays while playing games.
Summing up the entire comparison, we know that Kirin 810 is the winner here. With a 7nm process, and frequency of 850GHz which appears to be the highest, that should be enough to name Kirin 810 the winner in this comparison. However, the processor still stepped-up even more in the comparison with a unique and outstanding Artificial intelligence feature which wasn’t featured in any other processor. There are still some unknowns, such as the speeds it will reach the wireless level or the performance it will achieve in the Benchmarks when it comes out on a mobile, but Huawei has known how to create expectation without having to present a top-of-the-line telephone.