MediaTek had annouced the Helio X20 processor in May this year that was touted as the world’s first SoC to have 10 cores and a tri-cluster CPU design. Now, the Helio X20 SoC has been spotted on GeekBench.
The Helio X20 scored really high for both single and multi core performance. It scored 2094 points in single-core test and a massive 7037 points in multi-core test. The Helio X20 SoC has 4 power efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz, another 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at a higher 2.0 GHz and two Cortex A72 performance cores clocked in at 2.5 GHz. The deca-core setup is believed to have enhanced the performance of the chip. In fact, multi core performance of the Helio X20 SoC is beyond all current flagship chips such as A9, Snapdragon 820, Kirin 950, Exynos 8890. However, the single core performance from the SoC looks more realistic.
The Helio X20 is said to enter mass production in the second quarter of 2016 so we can expect Xiaomi and Meizu to use it on their upcoming devices.