MediaTek announces Helio G80 gaming-focused mid-range chipset

Ro, 03 February 2020

MediaTek launched its flagship gaming SoC, the Helio G90, in mid-2019 and we can say it was a success judging by the Redmi Note 8 Pro's popularity. Well now, MediaTek has an even more affordable solution for gamers - the Helio G80. It comes to slide between the G90 and the G70 that was unveiled last month.

MediaTek announces its gaming-focused Helio G70 and G80 chipsets

The SoC is built on the 12nm node and offers an octa-core CPU with 2x Cortex-A75 cores ticking at 2.0GHz while the other 6x Cortex-A55 cores run at 1.8GHz. The G70 is practically the same but with a slightly lower clock on the small cores so instead of 1.8GHz, the six Cortex-A55 cores run at 1.7GHz.

Both chips share the same Mali-G52 GPU but are also clocked differently. The G80 boasts a 950MHz GPU while the G70 settles for 820MHz.

The Helio G80 makes use of some of MediaTek's high-end features like HyperEngine Game technology and built-in VoW (voice on wakeup). The latter lowers the power consumption for voice assistance services while the HyperEngine promises smoother gaming and is shared with the G90.

Some of the benefits of the HyperEngine tech are the smart switch to LTE + WiFi connectivity during gameplay when the system detects slow internet connection. And, of course, provides mode stable gameplay performance by actively managing the CPU and GPU performance.

The two chips are expected to launch with the new handsets coming later this month in India and will later reach the global market as well.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 05 Feb 2020
  • 7xc

I have my doubts about those MediaTek G series and P series chips. They are not much better than the MediaTek chips of yesteryear, in terms of general performance, power efficiency, etc. It is the Dimensity series that make MediaTek the darling of...

  • Nitin Yadav
  • 04 Feb 2020
  • wdL

Another good gaming chipset by Mediatek. I guess a smartphone with it would cost around 10k to 12k.

  • Anonymous
  • 04 Feb 2020
  • 6r8

G77mp3 doesn't exist It's G57mp3. Cores are more or less the same. G57 goes from mp1 to mp6 G77 goes from mp7 to mp16 G57/G77's architecture is different from G76... G76's core uses 3 execution units/clusters of 8 lanes...for a total o...

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