MediaTek Helio G96 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The MediaTek Helio G96 has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Mediatek Helio series. The processor was released in Q3/2021. The MediaTek Helio G96 scores 527 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,813 points.
MediaTek Helio G96

CPU lineage

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Name: MediaTek Helio G96
Family: Mediatek Helio (37)
CPU group: MediaTek Helio G90 (4)
Architecture: Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Helio G96 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Helio G96 is 2.05 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Cortex-A76
B-Core: 6x Cortex-A55
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.05 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The MediaTek Helio G96 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the MediaTek Helio G96 uses the ARM Mali-G57 MP2, which has 32 texture shaders and 2 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: ARM Mali-G57 MP2
GPU frequency: 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.95 GHz
Compute units: 2
Shader: 32
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2020
Max. displays: 2
Generation: Vallhall 1
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 10 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 17.1 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-4266
17.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 10 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is . The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP):
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The MediaTek Helio G96 is made in 12 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 0.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 12 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q3/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: MT6781 / MT6781V/CD
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the MediaTek Helio G96 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
529
AMD 3015e AMD 3015e
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
528
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
528
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
527
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
527
Intel Core M-5Y10a Intel Core M-5Y10a
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
527
Intel Core M-5Y10c Intel Core M-5Y10c
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
527

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.
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1822
Intel Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1821
MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1814
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
1813
MediaTek Dimensity 6080 MediaTek Dimensity 6080
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1810
Intel Core i5-760 Intel Core i5-760
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1810
Intel Pentium Gold G5500T Intel Pentium Gold G5500T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1810

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.
Intel Pentium G3430 Intel Pentium G3430
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
686
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
685
Intel Pentium G4600T Intel Pentium G4600T
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
679
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
677
Intel Core i5-4302Y Intel Core i5-4302Y
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
676
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
675
Intel Core i7-3820QM Intel Core i7-3820QM
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
675

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 Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1858
Intel Core i3-4150T Intel Core i3-4150T
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1852
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1845
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
1842
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1842
Intel Core i5-2450P Intel Core i5-2450P
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1839
Intel Core i5-4288U Intel Core i5-4288U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1837

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.
AMD A6-5400B AMD A6-5400B
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
HiSilicon Kirin 960 HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
245
HiSilicon Kirin 960S HiSilicon Kirin 960S
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
245
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
ARM Mali-G57 MP2 @ 0.95 GHz
243
MediaTek MT8188J MediaTek MT8188J
ARM Mali-G57 MP2 @ 0.95 GHz
243
MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700
ARM Mali-G57 MP2 @ 0.95 GHz
243
MediaTek Dimensity 810 MediaTek Dimensity 810
ARM Mali-G57 MP2 @ 0.95 GHz
243

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
349755
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
345622
MediaTek Helio G95 MediaTek Helio G95
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
341270
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
338464
HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
338464
MediaTek Dimensity 810 MediaTek Dimensity 810
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
334641
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
332605

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.
Intel Celeron G6900E Intel Celeron G6900E
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
3963
Intel Core i3-10110U Intel Core i3-10110U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3962
Intel Pentium Gold G6400E Intel Pentium Gold G6400E
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3956
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
3945
Intel Core i5-7260U Intel Core i5-7260U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3944
Intel Core i5-3340S Intel Core i5-3340S
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3922
AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
3917

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The MediaTek Helio G96 is a mid-range smartphone processor that is installed in many Chinese smartphones. It was presented at the end of 2021 and offers a hybrid structure typical of ARM processors. 2 Cortex-A76 high-performance CPU cores clock at 2.05 GHz. The ARMv8-A64 instruction set is supported, which can natively process 64-bit instructions.

The performance cores are supported by 6 smaller CPU cores, the so-called efficiency cores. These are based on the smaller Cortex-A55 design and also clock somewhat lower at 2.0 GHz. If necessary, the CPU clusters can calculate in a network and work with 8 threads at the same time.

The ARM Mali-G57 MC2 is used as the internal graphics. The maximum clock frequency of the GPU is 0.9 GHz. RAM up to the LPDDR4X-2133 type can be connected to the system via two memory channels, the maximum amount is 10 GB. The video codecs H.264, H.265 / HEVC and the VP9 codec used by YouTube, for example, can be decoded in hardware via the graphics unit. Frame rates of up to 60 fps in FullHD or 120 fps in HD are supported.

The maximum possible display resolution is 2520x1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The system memory can be connected via the UFS interface (UFS 2.2), whereby the speed depends less on the smartphone processor and more on the type of memory.

The MediaTek Helio G96 can control displays with up to 120 Hz in FulHD+ resolution. However, the connectivity of the SoC is limited to 4G. Bluetooth is supported up to version 5.2. The MediaTek Helio G96 enables camera recordings of up to 32 MP, new features such as face recognition via artificial intelligence are available.

The processor is manufactured by the Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC using a 12 nm FinFet manufacturing process.



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