MediaTek announced its new MediaTek Helio G85 processor, which debuted alongside Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 smartphone. The new chip promises to be made for gamers, with their GPU clocks slightly modified to extract more performance.
MediaTek Helio G85 Technical Features
By the way, this small change in the graphics solution is the only point that differentiates it from its predecessor, the Helio G80. Both are based on the 12nm process, in an eight-core configuration with two Cortex A75 running at 2GHz and another six Cortex A55 running at 1.8GHz. Even the Mali G52 MC2 GPU remains, but undergoing changes in its clock to reach 1,000MHz, 50 more than the G80, which reached 950MHz.
The new processor also features MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology to ensure that the chip reaches its maximum capacity during gaming. Despite the few changes, the G85 still presents a good level of performance, surpassing the Snapdragon 665 present in the Redmi Note 8, as tests in Antutu demonstrate.
MediaTek is expected to further extend its partnership with Xiaomi in the launch of the Redmi Note 10, which is already having its launch planned in China. As strange as it may seem, this is not the first time that the manufacturer skips a generation in its homeland. The Redmi Note 6 Pro was ignored in Chinese territory in favor of the release of Redmi Note 7 because there is little change in the 6th generation.