MediaTek Helio X30 outperforms Snapdragon 820 in AnTuTu benchmark scores

Helio X20 Family

Rumours regarding the MediaTek Helio X30 have been echoing since mid-2015. On Thursday, Pan Jiutang, an analyst, revealed on Weibo that Helio X30 has a 10nm (nanometer) architecture and might come with 10 cores.

The flagship chip will use a Cortex A35 cluster core for less intensive tasks and the grunt work will be handled by a trio of Artemis + A53 + A35. That said though, the exact number of Armentis cores aren’t clear yet.

Apart from the internal architecture, the Helio X30 provides support for 8GB of RAM and comes with a PowerVR GPU. In the leaked AnTuTu benchmark scores posted by Pan Jiutang, it shows that the Helio X30 smashes Qualcomm Snapdragon 820’s score, and tops the chart with 1,60,000 points. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 820 SoC was well short of this score by 30,000 points, taking up the second position.


As per the previous rumours, the internal architecture of the chipset might feature a single 2.8GHz Artemis cores, four 2.2GHz Cortex A53 cores, and four 2GHz Cortex A35 cores, along with PowerVR 7XT GPU, which will take care of graphics.

At MWC 2016, MediaTek said that the company is planning to release the chipset in 2017 and the analyst suggests the same. Till then, the company aims to optimise the power consumption. Also, there is now word on which devices will using the Helio X30. Should Qualcomm be worried after seeing the benchmark scores? Comment below.

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