MediaTek Teases its First Gaming Chip for Smartphones

A few days after Qualcomm announced its gaming optimized Snapdragon 855+, Mediatek has revealed their own gaming-centric processor called the Helio G90.

The G in the Helio G90 stands for “gaming” and it is the company’s first addition in their G lineup. The poster that was teased on Weibo reads “Game core, war power awakening” and other than that it doesn’t give away much. However, a full reveal is coming soon.

It is presumed that the new SoC will be based on the Helio P90, which has a CPU with two Cortex-A75 cores (2.2GHz) and six A55 cores (2.0GHz). The graphics department is manged by a 970MHz IMG 9XM-HP8 GPU (PowerVR GM9446), which promises a 15% improvement over the Mali-G72 MP3 used in the Helio P70.

Currently, the GPUs Mediatek uses for its processors cannot keep up with the Adreno GPUs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs. Hopefully the company can use this opportunity to step up and improve the gaming experience by using a gaming mode like the Kirin chips have.

MediaTek will hold a press conference in Shanghai at the the end of this month to officially release its gaming chipset.


  • Mediatek is the worst chipset maker on the planet. In the real world their chips can’t even live up to 50% of the advertised performance by Mediatek. All they do is create useless hype and release chips that are years behind their competitors.


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