MediaTek announces new Helio G85 octa-core gaming chipset with two Cortex-A75 cores

Helio G85 octa-core

Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Helio G85 chipset on its Redmi Note 9, finally MediaTek, the Taiwanese chip maker, officially announced the Helio G85 chipset in detail.

The latest chipset from MediaTek is a small improvement over the Helio G80 and focuses on gaming performance for mid-age smartphones. The Helio G comes with a slightly faster GPU than the 80 but keeps the same CPU.

The MediaTek Helio G85 has hyper engine gaming technology, which requires managing the Internet connection between Wi-Fi and cellular to assure a “lag-free connection”. The chipset debuted with the latest Redmi device but was not implemented by MediaTek.

The MediaTek Helio G85 appears with the same performance and efficiency cores as the Helio G80, but the GPU crashes. There are two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. I currently have a Mali-G52 GPU clocked at 1 GHz related to running at 950 MHz. Apart from the difference in GPU clock speed,

MediaTek hasn’t changed significantly in the Helio G85 chipset, so it retains the functionality of pre-query. Since this chipset is focused on gamers, MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology promises “intelligent prediction” for the best experience between Wi-Fi and LTE connections. According to MediaTek, switching between the two switches takes about 13ms.

The company is also developing that chipsets can collect “quick responses” between smartphones and cell towers when cellular connectivity is used. The chipset can also dynamically manage the load of CPU, GPU, and memory. The chipset further supports integrated voice wake-up (VoW) to “intelligently” minimize power consumption. MediaTek Helio G80 has inertial navigation.

“Users are provided with an accurate location in the underground, through tunnels, or in other situations where GNSS services are not available.” It also supports up to 4 cameras, including wide-angle, telephoto, and primary sensors with up to 48-megapixel graphics resolution.

The camera can leverage the chipset’s AI capabilities to deliver results along with other features like Google Assistant. “MediaTek will expand the Helio G family to provide more options for smartphone designs that provide the best gaming experience for device manufacturers,” said Yenchi Lee, general manager of MediaTek’s wireless division. “The Helio G85 combines impressive performance, minimal power consumption, and many other game enhancements to help users enjoy fast and smooth gameplay.”

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