MediaTek Helio G99 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

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MediaTek Helio G99 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
MediaTek Helio G99 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

CPU comparison

MediaTek Helio G99 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 - 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 G99 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.20 GHz. Up to 12 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The MediaTek Helio G99 was released in Q3/2022.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. The CPU supports up to 10 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was released in Q1/2018.
Mediatek Helio (37) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
MediaTek Helio G99 (1) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/850 (2)
1 Generation 5
Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Kryo 385
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Helio G99 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.80 GHz.

MediaTek Helio G99 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz
2x Cortex-A76
A-Core 2.80 GHz
4x Kryo 385 Gold
2.00 GHz
6x Cortex-A55
B-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 385 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 G99 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Mediatek APU AI hardware --
MediaTek APU 2 @ 1 TOPS AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

ARM Mali-G57 MP2 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
0.25 GHz GPU frequency 0.70 GHz
1.07 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
Vallhall 1 GPU Generation 4
7 nm Technology 10 nm
2 Max. displays 2
2 Compute units --
32 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 11

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-G57 MP2 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
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
Decode 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 G99 supports a maximum of 12 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 can connect up to 10 GB of memory in 4 memory channels.

MediaTek Helio G99 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4X-3733
12 GB Max. Memory 10 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 52.0 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.50 MB
-- L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The MediaTek Helio G99 has a TDP of --, that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is --.

MediaTek Helio G99 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Helio G99 has a 0.00 MB cache, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 cache has a total of 3.50 MB.

MediaTek Helio G99 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
6 nm Technology 10 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
Q3/2022 Release date Q1/2018
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio G99 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (86%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio G99 (92%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (92%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
543 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
504 (93%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1814 (84%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2165 (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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
712 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
552 (78%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1874 (93%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2022 (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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
ARM Mali-G57 MP2 @ 1.07 GHz
274 (37%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630 @ 0.70 GHz
737 (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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
4243 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3276 (77%)

AnTuTu 10 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 10 benchmark is one of the best-known benchmarks for mobile processors, which is now available in version 10. There is a version for Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as a version for Apple mobile devices, i.e. iPhones and iPads.

The Antutu 10 benchmark has 3 phases. In the first phase, the device's RAM is tested, in phase 2 the graphics are tested and in the final phase the entire device is pushed to its performance limits by rendering 3D graphics.

Antutu 10 is therefore ideal for comparing the performance of different devices.
MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
423245 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
369410 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
361498 (100%)

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 G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

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