Today MediaTek pronounces a brand new series in its product line-up: The brand new G-series starting with the G90 and higher binned G90T. The new chips seemingly are a marketing exercise for MediaTek because it tries to battle again Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 7xx devices. The brand new G90 on paper very a lot looks like an update to the P90 which was introduced late last year – updating the CPU and GPU IP whilst additionally slightly enhancing the camera capabilities of the chip.
The brand new G90’s main feature update is the switch from Cortex A75 cores to new Cortex A76 based IP. The brand new cores are clocked in lower at 2.0GHz, which is 10% lower than the 2.2GHz of the P90. The higher binned variant, the G90T, ups the frequency slightly higher by 50MHz at as much as 2.05GHz. The massive cores are accompanied by the same core config as on the P90- 6 additional Cortex A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz.
Another huge change within the IP setup is that MediaTek is dropping Imagination’s 9XM core in favor of a Mali G76. The brand new GPU comes in an MP4 configuration (MediaTek additionally likes to specify three execution engines per core), operating at as much as 720MHz within the G90 and 800MHz within the G90T. MediaTek promises 26% faster performance than its direct opponents, the competition here being Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730.
A part of the gaming theme of the SoC, MediaTek promotes its new “HyperEngine” game technology. It looks here that this can be a response to Huawei’s GPU Turbo or Qualcomm’s own variant – it’s a plethora of software optimizations that promise to enhance the experience of the phone. An important aspect for MediaTek here appears to be the promise of 60% shorter rendering latency.