Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 1200

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (Mali-G77 MC9). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 6 nm)
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 49%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1045K vs 702K
  • Announced 11-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1045843
CPU 249768 186722
GPU 448381 245069
Memory 172528 125190
UX 166045 141824
Total score 1045843 702594

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression - 171.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 32.25 images/s
Speech recognition - 51.5 words/s
Machine learning - 51.65 images/s
Camera shooting - 27.35 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 931.9 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 65% 91%
Graphics test 55 FPS 25 FPS
Score 9332 4203

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 42 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
71 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme GT Neo
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 1200

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3000 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP - 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 730 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 700 Valhall
GPU frequency 818 MHz 886 MHz
Execution units 3 9
Shading units 768 144
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Yes
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Snapdragon X65 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 19
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2021 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 MT6893
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
446 (61.6%)
278 (38.4%)
Total votes: 724

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
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Samuel 22 January 2022 07:22
Dimensity comes with a range of 12GB and 16GB minimum ram and higher ram compared to the low snapdragon which companies that equip it like the new Samsung still bring the same 8GB ram to the market.
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Benjamin 10 January 2022 05:18
wow, with such outstanding advantages, nearly 70% of opinions will still choose Dimensity
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Rikos 12 April 2022 15:02
Stability 93% for Dimensity, my friend. Djaba functionality for Snap when stability is 55%. Just surf around for stability issues of all recent Snap's - except 870, that's still a good choice of Snap.
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