Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T► remove
The Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T is a mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based) that was introduced in 2017. It is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET+ process and is equipped with 8 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores. The cores are divided in two clusters, a performance cluster clocked at up to 2.3 GHz (2.5 GHz for a single core only) and a power efficiency cluster clocked at up to 1.65 GHz. The chip also includes an LTE modem (Cat. 7 DL / Cat. 13 UL with Dual-SIM support) and a 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi modem. The integrated ARM Mali-G71 MP2 GPU is clocked at up to 770 MHz and has two cluster (from 32). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4x (Dual-Channel?) at 1500 MHz and LPDDR3 (Single Channel only) at 933 MHz. The video engine supports H.264 de- and encoding but only decoding (playback) of H.265/HEVC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952► remove
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones announced in September 2015. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.5 / 1.2 (performance and power saving cluster) GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a LPDDR3-1866 memory controller and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE. Compared to the older Snapdragon 615, the clock speeds are a bit lower (hits 1.7 GHz max).
The Cortex-A53 is the successor to the very popular Cortex-A7 design. In addition to the new 64-bit capable ARMv8 ISA, the cores offer a variety of other improvements such as better branch prediction. This leads to a significantly higher performance per clock, which is even above the older Cortex-A9.
The eight cores of the Snapdragon 617 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.5 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.2 GHz for energy-saving purposes. All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently.
Overall, the Snapdragon 617 offers a performance similar to that of the older Snapdragon 600 (Krait architecture).
Another new feature is the integrated graphics unit named Adreno 405 (most likely around 550 MHz). The Adreno 400 series has been substantially redesigned and supports DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1) including hardware tessellation, OpenGL ES 3.1, and OpenCL 1.2. Furthermore, the performance has been significantly improved, which is now similar to the Adreno 320 and PowerVR G6200.
The Snapdragon 617 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac as well as a Multi-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 4 (up to 150 Mbps), WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE.
The SoC can encode and decode 1080p videos using dedicated hardware and stream content to displays with up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (playback only) will be supported. The camera ISP can handle sensors with up to 21 MP.
The Snapdragon 617 is manufactured by TSMC in a 28 nm LP process. According to the specifications, we expect a medium or medium-high power consumption for use in medium-sized or larger smartphones and tablets.
|Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952|
|Mediatek Helio 20||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|: Snapdragon Cortex-A53|
|2300 - 2500 MHz||1500 MHz|
|8 / 8||8 / 8|
|Mali-G71 MP2, Dual-Channel LPDDR4X-322 / LPDDR3-1866||Adreno 405 GPU, Dual-Stream 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS (iZat Gen8C), 32/64 Bit LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller|
|iGPU||ARM Mali-G71 MP2 (770 MHz)||Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)|
|Mediatek Helio 20 Helio P23 MT6763T||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952|