MediaTek has announced its latest gaming chipset, the Helio G80 and it is targeted at mid-range devices. It comes in between the G70 announced in January for entry-level devices and the G90 announced last year which is the flagship of the gaming chipsets. The G90 was popular and Xiaomi adopted it for its Note 8 Pro.
The Helio G80 comes with an octa-core processor with 2x Cortex-75 cores at a 2.0GJz speed. It is built on a 12nm node and has another 6x Cortex A-55 cores which runs at a 1.8GHz speed. This set up is similar to what’s found in the G70 but has higher speed, of course.
The G80 comes with a 950MHz CPU while the G70 is slightly lower at 820MHz, they, however, share the same Mali-G52 GPU. The G80 is a gaming chipset and features MediaTek’s HyperEngine Game technology which is also found on the G90 for a smooth gaming experience. The chipset also comes with the inbuilt voice on wakeup feature which optimizes power consumption when using the AI feature.
The gaming chipsets are expected to debut in India on mid-range and entry-level devices. It will also get to the global market later in the year.