MediaTek Helio G85: It’s Raining MediaTek Gaming Chipsets

Abhishek Kumar
2 min readMay 8, 2020

MediaTek has finally unveiled the new gaming chipset in the budget segment and as expected, the new MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core chipset clocked at 2GHz is almost similar to MediaTek Helio G80 chipset with a little bit of improvement.

So here, let us check out the features of this new MediaTek Helio G85 gaming chipset and let us find out that how it stands different against the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset.

Major Specifications of MediaTek Helio G85:

CPU Type: Arm Cortex-A75 clocked at 2GHz and Arm Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.8GHz

Cores: Octa (8)

CPU Bit: 64-bit

Memory Type: LPDDR4x

Max Memory Frequency: 1800MHz

Max Memory Size: 8GB

Storage Type: eMMC 5.1

Cellular Technologies: 4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth Version: 5.0

GPU Type: Arm Mali-G52 MC2

Max GPU Frequency: 1GHz

Max Display Resolution: 2520 x 1080

Max Camera ISP: 16MP+16MP, 48MP

MediaTek Technologies: CorePilot, NeuroPilot, Pump Express, Tiny Sensor Hub, Integrated VoW, HyperEngine Game Technology

So if you see the specifications of this chipset and MediaTek Helio G80, you would not find many differences apart from those which are mentioned below.

MediaTek Helio G80 vs MediaTek Helio G85:

As far as the differences between these smartphone chipsets are concerned, MediaTek Helio G85 comes with the same performance and efficiency cores as the Helio G80 but the GPU has been improved a bit. There are two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. It has a Mali-G52 GPU that is clocked at 1GHz now, as compared to the previous one that ran at 950MHz. Apart from the 50MHz difference in GPU clock speed, MediaTek has not changed much on the Helio G85 chipset.

There is also a minor difference in the MediaTek HyperEngine technology that was used by the previous G series chipsets and the Helio G85 chipset. As per MediaTek, HyperEngine Game Technology promises “intelligent prediction” between the Wi-Fi connection and LTE connection and this should be used for the best experience. The switch between takes about 13ms as per the brand.

If you believe the AnTuTu scores, MediaTek Helio G80 and MediaTek Helio G85 are said to see a bit of difference. The Helio G80-powered Realme 6i scores 201,278 points on AnTuTu while the Helio G85-powered Redmi Note 9 scores 205,946 points in the benchmark test. There’s a meager difference between the two, so it doesn’t seem like Helio G80 and Helio G85 have much difference in processing power.

Therefore, MediaTek Helio G85 is a tweaked version of MediaTek Helio G80 with better GPU support and certainly better gaming support as well.



Abhishek Kumar

A Passionate Writer with love for Technology. I love discovering new gadgets and writing about smartphones. However, do not let technology take away your sleep.