MediaTek looks to make smartphone gaming cheaper than ever with its new Helio G70/G70T

When early rumors of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 hit the internet back in December, it was said to feature an unannounced MediaTek Helio G70. Unheard? Unannounced? Not anymore. MediaTek has finally announced Helio G70 in the Helio G series of gaming chipset. The new Helio G70 chipset will be powering upcoming mid-range gaming smartphones in 2020.

Helio G series

MediaTek came up with the gaming-focused Helio G series of processors last year. Helio G90 and G90T were the first two chips under the new series, while the latter was used in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. It uses the ARM Cortex-A76 as the performance cores and Cortex-A55 (@2Ghz) as efficient cores. Helio G90T is based on the 12nm FinFET process.

Not to forget, Redmi Note 8 Pro was the best performer at its price range.  So what separates the Helio G series from the rest? MediaTek Helio G series comes with Mediatek’s HyperEngine technology. The company claims that different technologies embedded in HyperEngine will enhance the gaming experience through fast connection, optimized response, brilliant picture quality, and intelligent resource management.

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MediaTek Helio G70/G70T

MediaTek will be focusing on the lower end of the gaming smartphone market with the new Helio G70 series. So, it is fair to say that the Helio G70 will not come possessed with the gaming prowess of the G90T but will try to replicate some of it for the reduced cost.

The Helio G70 comes with an octa-core setup. The performance cores here are the ARM Cortex-A75 clocked at 2GHz. The ARM Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.7GHz plays the roles of efficient cores. It comes with the MediaTek HyperEngine Gaming Technology. However, we don’t have any information about the process used to fabricate the Helio G70 chipset.

If we compare it to the specs of Helio G90T, we see that a lot of things have been compromised for the budget segment chipset.

MediaTek also announced Helio G70T, but it’s not clear exactly how it’s different from the regular G70. We can expect higher frequency CPU/GPU in the G70T, plus other notable enhancements. Both these chipsets will debut in early 2020.

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How excited are you about the new gaming chipset from MediaTek? Do you think it can take on the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G? Let us know your views.