MediaTek Helio G88 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


MediaTek Helio G88 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
MediaTek Helio G88 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G

CPU comparison

MediaTek Helio G88 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The MediaTek Helio G88 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The MediaTek Helio G88 was released in Q2/2020.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G was released in Q1/2022.
Mediatek Helio (37) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
MediaTek Helio G70/G80 (4) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (2)
1 Generation 6
Cortex-A75 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Kryo 265
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Helio G88 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Helio G88 is 2.00 GHz while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G is at 2.40 GHz.

MediaTek Helio G88 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz
2x Cortex-A75
A-Core 2.40 GHz
4x Kryo 265 Gold
1.80 GHz
6x Cortex-A55
B-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 265 Silver

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

MediaTek Helio G88 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 686 @ 3.3 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The MediaTek Helio G88 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

ARM Mali-G52 MP2 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610
1.00 GHz GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
Bifrost 2 GPU Generation 6
16 nm Technology 11 nm
2 Max. displays 0
2 Compute units --
32 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

ARM Mali-G52 MP2 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The MediaTek Helio G88 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 14.4 GB/s. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 34.1 GB/s.

MediaTek Helio G88 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
Memory LPDDR4X-4266
8 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
14.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the MediaTek Helio G88 is --, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

MediaTek Helio G88 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Helio G88 is manufactured in 12 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G is manufactured in 6 nm and has a 0.00 MB cache.

MediaTek Helio G88 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
12 nm Technology 6 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q2/2020 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price 200 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio G88 (93%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio G88 (91%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
359 (93%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
385 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1289 (83%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1550 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
ARM Mali-G52 MP2 @ 1.00 GHz
64 (23%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
Qualcomm Adreno 610 @ 0.00 GHz
273 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2683 (98%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2726 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
416 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1466 (100%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
255141 (100%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
207365 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
MediaTek Helio G88 MediaTek Helio G88
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3.3 (100%)

Devices using this processor

MediaTek Helio G88 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
Unknown Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
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