After releasing the new ones July rankings based on the price / performance ratio for Android smartphones, Antutu has now released the list of the best performing chips for the first half of 2020. Which SoC will be in the top ten? Let's go find out!
AnTuTu ranks the best performing chips for the first half of 2020
Let's start by pointing out that to avoid the impact of the phone's memory / refresh rate on the overall performance, AnTuTu only calculates the CPU + GPU performance. The average score of all models with the same SoC is then selected.
Going to the ranking, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 comes out the winner for the performance obtained on Android smartphones released in the first half of the year. The average CPU + GPU score reached 401.108, making it the only processor on the list with more than 400.000 points.
The runner-up is the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ with 341714 points. So after many years, MediaTek seems to have finally created a flagship SoC. While the performance isn't as good as the Snapdragon 865, it's enough to dominate the rest of the chart.
In third place is the Snapdragon 855 Plus, with a total score of 327796 per CPU + GPU. Despite being the flagship of the previous generation, its performance is still sufficient.
Seats 4-10 see the Kirin 990 5G, Snapdragon 855, Kirin 990, Dimensity 1000L, Kirin 980, Kirin 985 5G, and Dimensity 820.
Among them, the gap between the Kirin 990 5G, Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 990 is not large and can basically be considered in the same performance range. The same goes for the gap between Kirin 980, Kirin 985 5G, and Dimensity 820.
Finally, as far as the Dimensity 1000L is concerned, it can be considered a good success. It doesn't run as strong as flagship chips like the Snapdragon 855, but it is the best performing mid-range chip ever.