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Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 vs Mediatek Helio P90

Qualcomm Snapdragon 678

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 (SD678) is a mid-range ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. It features 8 Kryo 460 called cores (64-Bit capable) that are divided in two clusters. A fast cluster of two cores with up to 2.2 GHz and  based on the ARM Cortex-A76 design. And a power saving efficiency cluster with up to 1.7 GHz and based on much smaller ARM Cortex-A55 cores. Both clusters can also used together. Compared to the old Snapdragon 675, the clock speed of the cores was increased by 200 MHz for the A76 and 100 MHz for the A55 cores.

In addition to the 8 CPU cores, the SoC integrates a lower mid range Adreno 612 GPU, a X12 LTE Modem with up to 600 Mbps download (Cat 12) and 150 Mbps upload (Cat 13), a 802.11ac (Wifi 5) Wave 2 WLAN modem (up to 867 Mbps), a Bluetooth 5.0 radio, satellite positioning (GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou and Galileo) and a video engine (up to 4k30 encoding and support for H.265, H.264, VP8 and VP9).

Performance

Compared to the old Snapdragon 675, the 678 is only slightly faster in our benchmarks. Thanks to the two fast Cortex-A76 based cores, the SD678 is able to even best the old high end Snapdragon 835 SoC in some benchmarks.

The Snapdragon 678 is produced in the same 11nm LPP (Low Power Plus) process at Samsung as the 675 which is a combination of 14nm and 10nm. Compared to 14nm LPP, the 11nm LPP process should be able to increase performance by 15% and decrease the chip size by 10% according to Samsung.

Mediatek Helio P90

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The Mediatek Helio P90 is an upper mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based) that was introduced in 2019. It is manufactured in a 12 nm FinFET (12FFC) process and is equipped with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores (2.2 GHz max.) and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores (2 GHz max.) in two clusters (bigLITTLE). The processor also integrates a Cat-12 (600 Mbps DL) / Cat-13 (150 Mbps UL) LTE Modem (4G), a PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, and ISP for 64 MP photos and 4K videorecording, and a AI Processing Unit with a theoretical performance of 1165 Giga-Multiply-Adds per second. The memory controller on the die supports dual-channel LPDDR4x-1866 (8 GB max.) and flash memory can be connected by UFS 2.1.

The CPU performance should be slightly below a Snapdragon 730 (e.g. in the Reno2 Z in our benchmarks) and therefore in the upper middle-class of 2019 smartphones.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 678Mediatek Helio P90
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonMediatek Mediatek
CodenameKryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76) / Silver (Cortex-A55)Cortex-A75 / A55
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A75 / A55
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 « 1.7 - 2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 compare1.6 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Mediatek Helio P90 « 2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Mediatek Helio P65 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Mediatek Helio G88 compare1.8 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Mediatek Helio G85 compare1.8 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Mediatek Helio G80 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Mediatek Helio G70 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A75 / A55
Clock1700 - 2200 MHz2200 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
Technology11 nm12 nm
FeaturesAdreno 612 GPU, X12 LTE Modem, Hexagon 685 DSP, Spectra 250L ISP4x ARM Cortex-A75, 4x ARM Cortex-A55, LPDDR4x-1866 Dual Channel, UFS 2.1, LTE Cat-12 DL/ Cat-13 UL, Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 612PowerVR GM9446
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerQualcomm Snapdragon SD 678Mediatek Mediatek Helio P90

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 678
31 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - Helio P90
28.8 pt (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
19549 Points (16%)
min: 21123     avg: 22156     median: 22155.5 (19%)     max: 23188 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
3156 Points (40%)
min: 2218     avg: 2567     median: 2699 (34%)     max: 2784 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
2769 Points (39%)
min: 2575     avg: 2669     median: 2657 (38%)     max: 2776 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
531 Points (23%)
min: 407     avg: 410.3     median: 408 (18%)     max: 416 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1541 Points (5%)
min: 1495     avg: 1518     median: 1524 (5%)     max: 1534 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2483 Points (26%)
1994 Points (21%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6570 Points (7%)
6162 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2570 Points (40%)
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 678 +
6381 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 678 +
5674 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2219 Points (43%)
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
2183 Points (18%)
3367 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2812 Points (25%)
4787 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12166 Points (24%)
12546 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5669 Points (11%)
5757 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
7022 Points (18%)
7696 Points (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2750 ms (3%)
3098 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15828 Points (16%)
14607 Points (15%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
71 Points (18%)
91 Points (23%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
51338 Points (43%)
47600 Points (40%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
49402 Points (40%)
45235 Points (36%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
31202 Points (6%)
42506 Points (8%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
94453 Points (34%)
82458 Points (30%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
226395 Points (22%)
217799 Points (21%)
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
100%
1 SD 678 +
275441 Points (19%)
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
100%
1 SD 678 +
101216 Points (34%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
2743 Points (0%)
195354 Points (26%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
100%
1 SD 678 +
11488 Points (22%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
7645 Points (40%)
7769 Points (40%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
3846 Points (20%)
6987 Points (37%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
10456 Points (22%)
12112 Points (26%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
7011 Points (46%)
min: 7129     avg: 8150     median: 7666 (50%)     max: 9654 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
8220 Points (41%)
min: 8736     avg: 10946     median: 10946 (55%)     max: 13156 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks Mediatek Helio P90 → 353% n=28

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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