There is no doubt about it that even the mid-range smartphone market these days do come with more than decent performers, and a lot of it can be attributed to falling costs of existing chipsets which used to power high end devices a couple of years back. Having said that, here we are with the Mediatek Helio X20 chipset (or SoC) that has not quite gone under the spotlight as much as the Snapdragon 820 from Qualcomm, but it has appeared on a GeekBench posting with some rather impressive results.
In fact, the Mediatek Helio X20’s multi-score result has breached the 7,000 mark, making it one of the highest scores achieved by a mobile chipset and in an actual listing on the benchmark’s website. It carries a Tri-cluster 10-core CPU architecture within the SoC, which will comprise of a pair of Cortex-A72 cores and double quad-core Cortex-A53, making it the speed demon that it is today.
The single Cortex-A72 does not crank up that much performance however, as it is unable to be close to Apple’s existing Twister cores in the A9 chip, or Qualcomm’s upcoming Kryo cores. The Helio X20’s single-core performance had a rather unimpressive rating of a wee bit more than 2,000 units.