MediaTek Helio X10 64-Bit Octa Core Processor Features : Antutu Benchmark Score of Handset with This Chipset

Got this question from a reader yesterday: "Sir Mark, Meizu MX5 has just been announced and it will be powered by MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor. What's so special about this chipset?"

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor

Let me answer that here.

MediaTek Helio X10 is one of the new generation of 64-bit, True Octa Core chipsets that the Taiwanese electronics company announced at MWC 2015 last March in Barcelona, Spain. In terms of raw power and overall performance, it will supersede the current MT6595 and MT6752 processors that power some flagship smartphones from 2014 and early 2015 that are now available in the Philippines including Meizu MX4 Pro and Cherry Mobile Flare X.

As for its components, 29nm Helio X10 features a 64-bit architecture (similar to that of Apple A8 powering iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and incorporates eight ARM Cortex A53 CPUs clocked at 2.2 GHz and a 700 MHz PowerVR G6200 graphics processor. In comparison, the 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 chipset has eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at only 1.7 GHz and comes with Mali-T760 GPU. Interestingly, based on benchmark test results (GFXBench, 3DMark), Mali-T760 appears to outperform PowerVR6200, which means that while MT6752 may be older, handsets powered by this chipset remain to be a strong contenders when it comes to gaming and graphics performance.

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor

Perhaps the most exciting 'handset experience' improvement that comes with this new SoC is the 120Hz screen refresh rate support. The standard refresh rate of smartphone displays for the past few years has been 60Hz. By doubling this, MediaTek Helio X10 delivers smoother rendering when scrolling through applications and websites and when swiping across homescreens and photos.

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor
Mobile imaging also sees a huge improvement with Instant Focus and Super Slow Motion. This allows users to quickly focus on a subject when snapping images or to take 480fps 1/16 super slow motion video recordings.

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor Antutu Benchmark Score

HTC One M9+ is the first flagship level Android smartphone to be powered by MediaTek Helio X10. Hence, this model's Antutu Benchmark Scores will more or less give us an idea of this chipset's performance compared to competing processors that are out in the market.

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor Antutu Benchmark Score

Paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, Helio X10 on the HTC One M9+ gives the phablet Antutu Benchmark Scores in the range of 42,000 to 46,000. AllAboutTechnologies, for instance, got a score of 45,816 when they ran the test on the handset. This mark puts this handset in the same league as those that are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 805 and even 808 SoCs.

MediaTek Helio X10 Processor Geekbench Score
Having eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, MediaTek Helio X10 currently leads the pack when it comes to multi-core performance as its Geekbench 3 score of 5,213 shows.

HTC One M9+ and Meizu MX5 are the first of many Helio X10 powered Android smartphones that are expected to arrive within this year and in 2016. MediaTek is a roll these days as the chipset maker of choice of many smartphone OEMs from China and India from which our local handset player get their releases. I believe it's only a matter of months now before we see the first Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, or Starmobile smartphone that runs on this chipset.