Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 8100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (Mali-G610 MC6). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


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
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 8100
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 27%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1037K vs 818K
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2850 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 249768 196804
GPU 448381 313342
Memory 172528 140254
UX 166045 161901
Total score 1037559 818313

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 192.4 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 36 images/s -
Speech recognition 81.2 words/s -
Machine learning 83.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 38.7 images/s -
HTML 5 4.24 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 1140 Krows/s -


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 57% 98%
Graphics test 53 FPS 34 FPS
Score 8920 5770


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
77 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 42 FPS
26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
74 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
98 FPS
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
57 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 59 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
OnePlus Ace
1080 x 2412
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 8100


Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
4x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3000 MHz 2850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
Process 4 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP - 8 W


GPU name Adreno 730 Mali-G610 MC6
Architecture Adreno 700 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 818 MHz 860 MHz
Execution units 3 6
Shading units 768 -
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


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

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Yes
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2960 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 200MP
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 AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC


Modem Snapdragon X65 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced December 2021 March 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 MT6895Z/TCZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site MediaTek Dimensity 8100 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2297 (39.4%)
3529 (60.6%)
Total votes: 5826


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
Matty 29 December 2022 15:28
D 8100 are good for long play, while SD 8 Gen 1 is almost near as a15 bionic that heats up after a few minutes of play, maybe because they have a poor cooling system unlike D 8100, so it's more stable on fps than SD 8 Gen 1, since when phone heats up, fps drops start to appear and might lower the performance of the phone, so I'll go for the D 8100 since it's more stable than SD 8 Gen 1 which is faster than D 8100, but poor cooling system optimization which is the cause of fps drops.
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SoC Fanboy 13 November 2022 16:40
Even though Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Overpowering Dimensity 8100 but still a big "Mess". Dimensity 8100 is the Most Stable Chipset I have ever seen on Android (almost beating A15 Bionic) sacrificing Chipset Raw Power over Stability Mediatek really did an awesome strategy. Some Critics will say "Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 AnTuTu and Benchmarks scores destroyed Dimensity 8100 so how would you explain that your underdog the Mid to High end SoC is a clear winner?" 1. Stability - 97% Stability on Android? never seen that on a higher level SoC it means that it would be less prone to frame drops although producing 34 Fps on its highest raw performance it doesn't matter at all because there are also some reasons why they lower its raw performance (Not a Mediatek Fan but never seen this stable) 2. Optimization - No Debate! Mediatek Dimensity 8100 wins using TSMC which is the best fabrication for optimization while Snapdragon's 8 Gen 1 on Samsung 4nm which is kinda new for Samsung that's why they struggle to be optimized and they are under the A13 Bionic which is a bit shame for Snapdragon. 3. Raw Performance - Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 uses 1x X2, 3x A710, 4x A510 setup while Dimensity 8100 uses old 4x A78, 4x A55 Setup. Yes, 100% Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a Clear winner but how did Dimensity 8100 win this category? well first is the "fabrication", Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on Samsung did score low below A13 Bionic in Single to Multicore while Dimensity 8100 consistently on a high mark the same level as A15 Bionic. The main reason why Dimensity 8100 wins as it doesn't produce too much heat so it will generate more fps. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 moreover focuses on Raw Performance but it sacrifices the thermal which it heats up and gains higher thermal temperature.
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SoC Fanboy 17 November 2022 14:25
Someone commented on Telegram he ask "Why do some Dimensity 8100 Phones overheat after I watch a video on youtube where a Realme GT Neo 3 spikes to 48°C on CPU Stress Test? So I said There are different factors in each Phone Brands customizing its default kernel "Governor, Scheduler and I/O" to their Chipset" as you guys have watched a particular video the Realme GT Neo 3 GPU Governor are at "Performance" it means that the GPU is in a Maximum Graphical Power ("Consistently the System Load always 99%") that's why its temperatures spikes compare to some phones who uses "Schedutil" which is balance Power/Efficiency ratio. Be specific on buying a Device.
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NEET 06 January 2023 14:36
SoC Fanboy, Bro just gonna ask. Are you perhaps the guy that I saw on youtube that is working on the geekerwan channel?I mean bro I really do agree that d8100 is far better especially when it comes to power efficiency...May not really have the same performance but it's like comparing a high-fire rate gun with an ammo of 30 to a gun with a medium fire rate with also an ammo of 30. Sd 8 Gen 1 is fast but heats up and gets low quickly but the d8100 has a medium fire rate that balances all it's aspects which makes it far more efficient.
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Techy Dude 20 September 2022 08:31
Based on an in-depth analysis by "Geekerwan". He found out that Mediatek Dimensity 8100 has the highest Multi-Core Power Efficiency Performance 3x! Heard it right! 3x! over the ordinary Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Snapdragon's collaboration with "Samsung Fabrication" makes their flagship performs very worse than "TSMC". And in the 2nd Analysis test now is the Fabrication it found out that the TSMC Cortex A-78 of Dimensity 8100 is at the top 1 of the highest performing efficient Core much higher than the latest TSMC Cortex A-710!? Cortex is a Culprit!!!. While Samsung's Cortex A-78 used by Snapdragon 888 and 8 Gen 1 performs very worst on the analysis. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 on the other hand bounces back to TSMC Fabrication and now performs the same as Mediatek Dimensity 8100 Conclusion: Don't buy Snapdragon 888 and ordinary Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones they have Samsung Fabrication which performs worst than Mediatek Dimensity 8100 with TSMC I saw the analysis and I laugh! Snapdragon Scammed by Samsung
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Techy Dude 14 October 2022 12:11
I never tried nor use any Mediatek Dimensity 8100 device but I would say this is the best Chipset of 2022 as an Underdog Flagship really a Fight Back of Mediatek over Snapdragon.
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niveZz 23 October 2022 22:01
I actually watched the same video a while ago which is why I bought a phone with a dimensity 8100.
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XGHOST 31 July 2022 12:45
What about shading units...? I've seen in most of the cases that Snapdragon has more shading units than dimensity even if it is 8+gen 1 or dimensity 9000+
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Anonymous 29 May 2022 09:43
Benchmarks don't tell you the *actual* performance. Why I prefer D 8100: • Does NOT throttle (unlike sd8gen1 which would start at 60fps, and after just 6-8mins it'll start heating the device and there will be fps drop waves, like suddenly 50 then 42...) • Better AI enhancement (camera related) • Cheaper than sd 8 gen 1 Personally, I'm waiting for sd7gen1. Maybe a direct competitor of D8100?
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Misogi 31 May 2022 03:00
As per leaks (not 100% proven) 7 gen 1 is based on Samsung node (so you know what will happen) 7 gen 1 is way weaker than 8100 as per benchmarks 7 gen 1 is around 765g -778g (Not 100% proven, those are all based on leaks )
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Yong 30 April 2022 01:21
Dimensity chipsets is not optimized by the developers as you only get smooth hight balanced high and HD high in pubg mobile ☠️
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berk 04 May 2022 09:31
So what? optimization can be done very easily. like is not the biggest problem in mobile gaming socs.
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Faris 18 May 2022 07:12
berk, Wrong. It still has to come from the developers.
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Andrew 20 May 2022 12:58
Hey when sd860 was at the beta testing it only gave smooth + ultra Meanwhile, G90T gave smooth+extreme So use your logic and Analyse your self (Yeah 860 can support 90fps now so don't @ me for that, it's about beta testing)
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James 28 May 2022 08:31
Man it's 2022 Who uses pubgm settings to determine the better chipset💀
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Wews 23 July 2022 15:08
Ah yes, the pubgm settings that can easily be altered by custom rom, gfx, etc. Well then in that case G90T unlock ultra HD with custom rom 870 on base doesn't have ultra HD G90T > 870 Lmao see that's a very dumb logic Don't use graphic settings to determine a better chipset
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Dave 24 September 2022 03:23
Wews, Don't use graphic settings but instead use the FPS meter to determine a better chipset.
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Amit 29 April 2022 05:04
I think snapdragon processors can be reliable for long-term usage as compared to MediaTek processors.
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A J 03 May 2022 07:40
That's a stereotype, which can't be applied to the entire industry, I seriously feel no difference in using either of those SOCs, I still play CODM on my phone with the same ease as it was on 1st week (my phone runs on Helio G90T) in October 2019, haven't seen any difference not any lag in regular use. Even if it does then it's not the processor, it's the continuous increase in app size.
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Frag 21 May 2022 09:37
Mah dude I have only used Bionic and Snapdragon but Snapdragon get very hot and screen freezes most time when doing lot of work at once which never happens on any other soc.
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Sachin Goswami 14 April 2022 05:43
Snapdragon processor is made for high performance and top-level gaming
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Andrew 16 April 2022 15:21
It's sad that the device made for 'high performance and top-level gaming' can't even sustain a good avg fps While 8100 which was supposedly made to compete against 870/888 is giving ' high performance and top-level gaming' Go check golden reviewer (yt) if you don't believe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Vibhav 13 May 2022 20:32
Andrew, The snapdragon performs exceptionally but the game for a bit longer than thing throttles hard these new phones with the biggest chipsets don't have good cooling systems. That's the issue just raw performance snapdragon 8gen 1 destroys everything don't even try to compare.
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Andrew 20 May 2022 12:52
Vibhav, Redmagic says no(one of the best cooling mechanism can't handle 8gen1) Now Dimensity 8100 with decent cooling can easily destroy 8gen1 So yea "don't even try to compare" 8100 with 8gen1
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Misogi 07 April 2022 02:14
8100 have shown better sustain gaming performance on genshin Beating A15 and D9000 Source - golden reviewer.
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Wews 10 May 2022 05:11
it runs at 640p resolution that's why it's more stable than flagship processors. Check it on dame tech's community in yt. FYI, I'm not a bot ok?
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Anonymous 15 May 2022 15:23
Wews, Also, Dame tech is an apple fanboy so stop watching him... Watch golden reviewer's another test where genshin runs at 720p on k50 and still runs at 53 fps average.
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Misogi 20 May 2022 12:54
Wews, Golden reviewer Proved it wrong Genshin was updated and the resolution was fixed But still provided better stable performance
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Scronx 23 March 2022 13:59
Ignoring the benchmarks, the dimensity is better efficient and doesn't heat. In the long fps test and all. Dimensity would surely perform better.
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Barath 27 March 2022 16:29
Mm ok thanks for telling that because I am waiting for buying realme gt neo 3 80W 5000MAH Which has Dimensity 1800 😄😄😄
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Vibhav 13 May 2022 20:32
Barath, That thing has a 150w charger I really want to see that in action😁😁
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