Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 vs MediaTek Helio X20

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU1 vs CPU2 MediaTek Helio X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MediaTek Helio X20

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and the MediaTek Helio X20 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 8 core processor released in Q3/2014 with the MediaTek Helio X20 which has 10 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2015.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Mediatek Helio (37)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808/810 (3) CPU group MediaTek Helio X20 (4)
2 Generation 2
Cortex-A57 / Cortex-A53 Architecture Cortex-A72 / Cortex-A53
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The MediaTek Helio X20 clocks with 2.10 GHz, has 10 CPU cores and can calculate 10 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Characteristic MediaTek Helio X20
8 Cores 10
8 Threads 10
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz
4x Cortex-A57
A-Core 2.10 GHz
2x Cortex-A72
1.55 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
B-Core 1.40 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
-- C-Core --
4x Cortex-A53

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Characteristic MediaTek Helio X20
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon QDSP V56 AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4
0.60 GHz GPU frequency 0.78 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.78 GHz
4 GPU Generation Midgard 4
20 nm Technology 16 nm
0 Max. displays 2
-- Compute units 4
256 Shader 64
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
11 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 8 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, while the MediaTek Helio X20 supports a maximum of 4 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Characteristic MediaTek Helio X20
LPDDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR3-800
8 GB Max. Memory 4 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.5 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 6.4 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the MediaTek Helio X20 is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Characteristic MediaTek Helio X20
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 20 nm. The cache of MediaTek Helio X20 is at 0.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 20 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Characteristic MediaTek Helio X20
20 nm Technology 20 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
Q3/2014 Release date Q4/2015
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (100%)
MediaTek Helio X20 (75%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (63%)
MediaTek Helio X20 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
269 (100%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
203 (75%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
847 (73%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
1153 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm Adreno 430 @ 0.60 GHz
389 (100%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106 (27%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
921 (53%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
1729 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
240 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
958 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
10C 10T @ 2.10 GHz
84536 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MediaTek Helio X20
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