MediaTek Helio P70 pulverizes Snapdragon 660 points in AnTuTu


The last year surely was a year that MediaTek wants to forget. The Taiwanese chip maker saw its shipments decrease during 2017, pushed by the Helio X30 failure. Seeing the competition achievements, the chipset manufacturer decided to focus only on the mid-range segment, giving birth to the Helio P40 and Helio P70.

Both chipsets will be announced in the next month, but apparently, the MediaTek’s Leak Season has just started, at least for the Helio P70. The new chipset just popped in AnTuTu database with a whooping 156,906 score.

The Helio P70 punctuation is quite formidable for a chipset focused on the mid-range segment, achieving a score that is higher than Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Exynos 7872 and the Helio X30.

Furthermore, the SoC achieved a score of 73,969 in CPU, which also puts it above the competition. However, the GPU score was just 30,737, lagging behind from its main rival the Snapdragon 670, and even the Snapdragon 660. Apparently, MediaTek still does not prioritize GPU’s part.

The UX Score is 48,089, only being outperformed by MediaTek’s own chipset, the last year Helio X30. On the RAM score, the MediaTek’s newest midrange takes the lead once again, craving the 11,111 score. Mixing all the pieces we reach the result of 156,906, that outperforms LG G6 with Snapdragon 821, and even the Xperia XZ Premium with the more recent Snapdragon 835.

Both Helio P40 and P70 are expected to arrive in the next month during MWC 2018. Both SoCs will be built on the 12nm process by TSMC. The star of this leak, Helio P70, will be an Octa-Core CPU consisting of 4xA73 cores clocked at 2.5Ghz alongside 4xA53 cores clocked at 2.0Ghz. The Graphical power will be ensured by a Quad-Core Mali-G72 clocked at 800MHz.

While the future smartphones sporting this chipset are yet to be revealed, we have to say that the Helio P70 is a promising chipset from MediaTek. The SoC comes just in time after a long period of boring launches. Considering these SoCs role for the future Chinese smartphones, we’ll keep looking for more news about them.

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20 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    January 25, 2018

    hmmn X30 has more GPU, interesting. Looks promising this P70, it’s not far behind.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 25, 2018

      It will be far behind in efficiency over the Snapdragon 6xx competition.

      • Gousgounis
        January 25, 2018

        No doubt about that but anyway these are good news.
        P70 may force qualcomm to sell SD660 at more reasonable price, like they sold out SD625 to xiaomi!

        • Karoon
          January 25, 2018

          I agree. The customer will benefit from the fierce competition, this is something QC fanboys should acknowledge because without competition, we will buy the same stagnating chips with no noticeable progress between each generation and QC will become like Intel in the PC market.

      • Allanitomwesh
        January 27, 2018

        Actually this is probably the ideal chip for a “rugged” or “high capacity battery” phone.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          January 27, 2018

          Well your “ideal” is probably to far behind for me. The current gen Adreno’s are almost twice power efficient compared to current gen Mali (G72). ARM POP is also behind 3rd 4th pass pre rooting from QC but by the nature of things (as CPU’s are far smaller than GPU) I will say that’s less significant.

          Their is no silicone (SoC) for general use disregarding of vendor that comes even close to “ideal” or even good balanced use as all of them priorities frequencies over power consumption. So at the end most even midrange SoC’s get over 3~3.5W top (GPU+CPU), while sustainable is around 2.5 W. Fair exception would be S625 wile it’s newer variants S630 cross that border. Thing is high end Snapdragon 635 goes to 3.2~3.6 W wile competition uses almost twice as much. Those are the plane facts.
          Things could get better with new generation of Imagination GPU’s as it’s almost efficient like next gen A6xx, the rest they compensate with better drivers & now they are more available to Chinese (as they both them) and Asian in general vendors but we will see about that.

  2. Billy Williams
    January 25, 2018

    You would figure that the P70 would be stronger than last years 660. Why is this news in light of the 670’s announcement. The real test comes in getting OEM’s to choose this chipset over the 670. Vivo and Oppo are two huge manufacturers who sell amazingly with this flagship midrange phones (last years R11s and X20 series.) If they can get SOMEONE…ANYONE to adopt this chipset they can do good things. But with Xiaomi announcing its Surge S2 chipset soon, Samsung deciding to make its Exynos chipset available to OEM and of course Qualcomm doing what they do (pray that Huawei doesn’t follow suit with making Kirin available to OEM) it feels that the mid range market is going to get really crowded soon. They need to secure OEM’s

  3. Nolan
    January 25, 2018

    Hmmmmm…..

    When a SnapDragon / Exynos chip posts a wild score in AnTuTu, then the MediaWreck fanboys will say “LOL AnTuTu is bullshit………”

    However, should one of MediaTek’s garbage chips manage to post a score which is appropriate for yester-year high end QualComm / Exynos chips, then it’s “pulveries”, “decimates” and what not.

    Nice try, but this chip is going nowhere. And most importantly, nobody in their right minds would be these MediaWreck chips without inbuilt GPS in 2018.

  4. Allanitomwesh
    January 25, 2018

    hmmn X30 has more GPU, interesting. Looks promising this P70, it’s not far behind.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 25, 2018

      It will be far behind in efficiency over the Snapdragon 6xx competition.

    • Gousgounis
      January 25, 2018

      No doubt about that but anyway these are good news.
      P70 may force qualcomm to sell the capable SD660 at more reasonable price, like they sold out SD625 to xiaomi!

    • Guest
      January 26, 2018

      I agree. The customer will benefit from the fierce competition, this is something QC fanboys should acknowledge because without competition, we will buy the same stagnating chips with no noticeable progress between each generation and QC will become like Intel in the PC market.

    • Allanitomwesh
      January 27, 2018

      Actually this is probably the ideal chip for a “rugged” or “high capacity battery” phone.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 27, 2018

      Well your “ideal” is probably to far behind for me. The current gen Adreno’s are almost twice power efficient compared to current gen Mali (G72). ARM POP is also behind 3rd 4th pass pre rooting from QC but by the nature of things (as CPU’s are far smaller than GPU) I will say that’s less significant.

      Their is no silicone (SoC) for general use disregarding of vendor that comes even close to “ideal” or even good balanced use as all of them priorities frequencies over power consumption. So at the end most even midrange SoC’s get over 3~3.5W top (GPU+CPU), while sustainable is around 2.5 W. Fair exception would be S625 wile it’s newer variants S630 cross that border. Thing is high end Snapdragon 635 goes to 3.2~3.6 W wile competition uses almost twice as much. Those are the plane facts.
      Things could get better with new generation of Imagination GPU’s as it’s almost efficient like next gen A6xx, the rest they compensate with better drivers & now they are more available to Chinese (as they both them) and Asian in general vendors but we will see about that.

    • RT Delete Truth
      December 31, 2019

      And as if by magic, along comes the Blackview BV9500 Plus.

  5. Essej Kun
    January 25, 2018

    LoL 670 is coming out soon not to mention it has 10 nm process too

  6. Billy Williams
    January 25, 2018

    You would figure that the P70 would be stronger than last years 660. Why is this news in light of the 670’s announcement. The real test comes in getting OEM’s to choose this chipset over the 670. Vivo and Oppo are two huge manufacturers who sell amazingly with this flagship midrange phones (last years R11s and X20 series.) If they can get SOMEONE…ANYONE to adopt this chipset they can do good things. But with Xiaomi announcing its Surge S2 chipset soon, Samsung deciding to make its Exynos chipset available to OEM and of course Qualcomm doing what they do (pray that Huawei doesn’t follow suit with making Kirin available to OEM) it feels that the mid range market is going to get really crowded soon. They need to secure OEM’s

  7. Guest
    January 25, 2018

    Hmmmmm…..

    When a SnapDragon / Exynos chip posts a wild score in AnTuTu, then the MediaWreck fanboys will say “LOL AnTuTu is bullshit………”

    However, should one of MediaTek’s garbage chips manage to post a score which is appropriate for yester-year high end QualComm / Exynos chips, then it’s “pulveries”, “decimates” and what not.

    Nice try, but this chip is going nowhere. And most importantly, nobody in their right minds would be these MediaWreck chips without inbuilt GPS in 2018.

  8. Essej Kun
    January 25, 2018

    LoL 670 is coming out soon not to mention it has 10 nm process too

  9. Mayank Bhatt
    March 12, 2019

    even the real time performance of P70 is better in comparison