Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (Mali-G710). 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
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 9000
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (60 against 51.2 GB/s)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 249768 257633
GPU 448381 392328
Memory 172528 188783
UX 166045 183037
Total score 1038227 1024071

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 56% 80%
Graphics test 48 FPS 47 FPS
Score 8045 7960


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
Fortnite 42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
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 9000


Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3000 MHz 3050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L1 cache - 1024 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 3.5 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
Process 4 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP - 4 W


GPU name Adreno 730 Mali-G710
Architecture Adreno 700 Valhall 3
GPU frequency 818 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 3 10
Shading units 768 512
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 3750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 60 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 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 320MP, 3x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 24FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 24FPS, 4K at 120FPS
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. 24
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, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced December 2021 November 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 MT6983
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site MediaTek Dimensity 9000 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
3436 (17.8%)
15841 (82.2%)
Total votes: 19277


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
MediaTekGuy 08 July 2022 11:57
Dimensity 9000 is superb CPU-wise (less heating & more cache) but gets nerfed on mali GPU..... Why don't they partner up with AMD to build their GPU?
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George 12 July 2022 10:33
What are you trying to say? Samsung partnered with AMD for GPU, what's the result? The new Mali GPU is powerful, check the 3D mark difference between the Mali G710 vs Adreno 730
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Rajesh 28 June 2022 20:23
in my opinion, the Dimensity 9000 handle the thermals better than the so-called snapdragon 8gen 1. best is dimensity 9000.
+34 Reply
Mr.Elecgronix 06 May 2022 05:07
Admins are like +1 one week and -1 point for Dimensity 9000 lmao
+86 Reply
Reviewer 27 April 2022 18:54
Dimensity 9000 better in everything
+138 Reply
GEEK 23 May 2022 13:22
SD 8gen 1 is better in GPU performance. And all time it's throttling better than any other processor.
+77 Reply
Crysty 01 June 2022 22:41
GEEK, Yeah, for some minutes. After it gets overheated performance will decrease a lot.
+61 Reply
Realistic 25 July 2022 06:34
It doesn't matter which one is better. All that matters is that developers build their apps with good snapdragon compatibility in mind first. Dimensity even if it is 10 times better will run apps build for snapdragon phones.
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Ssss 27 April 2022 18:43
What if they but Adreno 730 GPU in dimensity 9000 build with the TSMC 4 nanometer technology, It would be a better chip than both in the comparison. Now I think MediaTek provides more in their chip than snapdragon. Dimensity 9000 is better 👍
+90 Reply
Snapdragon fan 26 April 2022 11:58
Dimensity 9000 is even better than 8 gen 1
+109 Reply
Free user 14 April 2022 21:27
Already Correct the error in the energy efficiency data of snapdragon 8gen1 compared to Dimensity 9000, until in the end... The Snapdragon 8gen1 is even less efficient than its predecessor the SD888.
+109 Reply
Andrew 10 April 2022 05:36
Lmao admins trying their best to high-ball Qualcomm while downplaying MediaTek
+81 Reply
Nielsen 08 April 2022 02:22
NANOREVIEW are you sponsored by Qualcomm? Please be objective! The Dimensity beats the Snapdragon's including in power efficiency. No wonder Qualcomm is rushing to release the 8 gen 1+ ahead of schedule. Says something :)
+97 Reply
I am user 22 April 2022 19:14
No, they updated result now dimensity is winner
+29 Reply
Emran Hossain 28 March 2022 15:59
We hope that in the future sd make their chip with TSMC semiconductor instead of Samsung as a result we will find a more powerful chip from Qualcomm com. 😊
+54 Reply
Nikelme 22 March 2022 23:45
Which smartphone did you subtract this benchmark from antutu in dimension? and also the Snapdragon 8gen1? I see that smartphones with this Soc Qualcomm barely reach 1 million in antutu, and the Redmi K50 pro with dimension 9000 easily reached 1 million and 40 thousand in antutu. Be more transparent.
+55 Reply
Ooof 26 March 2022 09:55
Single core score 1309 of mediatek 🙃
+25 Reply
Andrew 26 March 2022 18:44
Yea buddy Even d9000 consumes lesser power but still nanoreview states 8gen 1 is efficient
+26 Reply
AkosiNatoy 21 March 2022 07:47
Wow! the gaming performance in 8 gen 1 is 100. The dimensity is 98
+68 Reply
Saif 22 March 2022 21:54
That's because that is based on reference now every chip will be compared to 8 gen 1 and compared to that dimensity is a bit low.
+22 Reply
Amazing Tech 14 March 2022 14:43
When will this Soc or Chipset or Processor Reviewer realize The Always On Qualcomm Snapdragon is optimized for these chipsets Be Fair please So that we can see the good improvement of the overall performance of Chipset makers in the Market.
+41 Reply
Massai 03 March 2022 13:44
why MTK knows that their weak point is GPU but they don't use mali 710 with up to 16 cores, not most of the problem has been fixed
+49 Reply
Simple User 06 March 2022 16:50
One more Core makes no difference, what will take the advantage in Mali is the energy efficiency that this G710 with 10 cores provides, which by the way does better than the Adreno 730.
+41 Reply
Ooooyaaa 11 March 2022 13:42
Then the heat could be unmanageable
+20 Reply
Wews 02 May 2022 07:46
Ooooyaaa, what? Kirin 9000 manages to be more efficient and more powerful than sd 888 even using a full 24 core mali g78.
+2 Reply
Baba 28 February 2022 03:00
Snapdragon chipset is special for gaming and gamers
+27 Reply
Simple user 06 March 2022 16:52
In fact, today the new Mali's G710 has almost no difference compared to Adreno in snapdragon 8gen1, the performance will be equal or even better in them, because of the overheating problem in the Snapdragon 8gen1
+58 Reply
You Noob 01 May 2022 14:51
Go and cook with Snapdragon while Gaming 😂
+10 Reply
Anthony 22 February 2022 14:49
8 gen 1 was designed for VR I'm guessing... I heard a frame interpolation feature mentioned which is a VR performance enhancing feature.
+31 Reply
Anthony 22 February 2022 14:40
If the 9000 is like Dimensity's other chips it runs very cool unlike the 8 gen 1 which requires a fan and even then it's too hot. I expect the 8 gen 1 to be successful in standalone VR headsets though.
+36 Reply
George 22 February 2022 09:47
Please update your Figures, first, antutu benchmarks of Dimensity 9000 surfaced online from a Vivo phone with 1072,232 points. GPU score now 422k+.
+79 Reply
Babar91k 02 March 2022 07:36
Yes, that will be the upcoming vivo x80 series.
+21 Reply
George 04 May 2022 11:42
Vivo phone's have their own GPU booster custom chip module higher GPU both ...if Vivo uses Snapdragon with their custom gaming chip then also 8gen1 GPU 41->44.
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Sol 17 February 2022 08:18
Is info for max memory size support of Dimensity 9000? I suppose 32GB but not sure about that.
+32 Reply
SoulStar 16 February 2022 01:12
Does anybody know that Samsung and TSMC are buying the same processor from Taiwan? Only the program and coding are different otherwise the socs manufacturer are from the same company in Taiwan.
+15 Reply
TSMC best 21 February 2022 14:15
Where did you get that info? TSMC's fabs are in Taiwan whereas Samsung's Fabs are in South Korea. TSMC's N4_(with a density of 189 MTr/mm²) is way better than Samsung's 4LPE(with a density of 137 MTr/mm²).
+46 Reply
guest 14 March 2022 00:02
You just happen to be misled mate, Samsung makes their own chipsets in their fans in Korea while tsmc makes theirs in Taiwan. TSMC chips are better than Samsung's and this comparison proves that.
+9 Reply
guest2 22 March 2022 19:25
guest, That's what he just said lol.
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lmao 14 February 2022 14:38
Came here to check the comments after seeing a Mediatek chip above SD chip in the rankings. Was not disappointed. Honestly, I couldn't care less about debating which is better, the fact that SD isn't the top dog in the android chipset market anymore just means better for the consumer. Hopefully, Google's Tensor and Exynos catch up as well.
+41 Reply
Tanjiro kimetsu 13 February 2022 19:38
Dimensity 9000, better energy efficiency, better CPU, better system cache memory, better RAM, better AI processing performance, better performance in Gigapixels p/s processing speed... Dimensity 9000 only loses to snapdragon 8g1 GPU, but only in peak performance, but in terms of sustained performance, the Snapdragon 8gen1 loses with big drops in fps due to overheating.
+57 Reply
Luscious Lopez 11 February 2022 06:41
Meditek Dimensity 9000 are the real king of Chipset in the world of android Smartphones...S21 Ultra uses Snapdragon 888 Chipset (USA and China) models... while Exynos 2200 is used in galaxy S22 Exynos 2200 at 7th rank and Snapdragon 888 at 5th rank... believe me or not 😂😂😂
+62 Reply
Some critic 24 April 2022 00:11
Where u got that ranking from mi?
+3 Reply
Acab 11 February 2022 06:39
So which phone will use 9000? Im gonna buy it when they release it. Right now i use sd 855 but ya main problem is the HEAT
+60 Reply
Anon 18 March 2022 03:29
Redmi k50 Pro has the 9000
+18 Reply
Shaby 12 August 2022 05:24
Oppo Find X5 pro has both versions sd8gen1 and 9000
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Maffu 06 February 2022 01:36
The time has come dimensity beats snapdragon because of the trashy Samsung fabrication it heats up faster and slows the performance. TSMC fabricated chips are way better than Samsung, snapdragon fabricated by TSMC is still good than this 8 gen 1 that degrade performance when it heats up.
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Danijel 30 January 2022 09:07
Mediatek 9000 will be the king! Bcz snap 8gen 1 heats like sun and throttle too much. Why the hell does Qualcomm make they chip in Samsung when TSMC is way way better 😒 Anyway, MediaTek will be the best android chip this year...
+106 Reply
Joschua Anatuzuky 25 January 2022 00:28
What amazes me is to see this site say that the Snapdragon 8grn1 is more energy-efficient, and this Soct seems to make my Edge x30 turn a mini microwave in my hands and drink the entire battery in a few hours...
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Guest 3227 22 January 2022 07:50
Since 9000 is made by tsmc, it won't have heating issues as much of 8 gen 1 has and i don't give a damm if it scored a little lesser than gen 1 in GPU. Happy to see Mediatek is giving neck to neck fight with snapdragon and costs lesser than sd...
+102 Reply
Random dude 20 January 2022 18:10
This is AMD vs Intel all over again...
+77 Reply
IRØN S PRIME 23 January 2022 05:38
Mediatek+AMD vs Intel+Snapdragon Coool 😃😃
+81 Reply
Mtk 19 May 2022 17:37
Yh it's like MediaTek is the new AMD and snapdragon is the new Intel.
+2 Reply
Misogi 20 January 2022 12:10
Dimensity 9000 is more battery efficient Source : - golden reviewer (twitter), - Geekerwan (youtube)
+66 Reply
Dominic 08 February 2022 07:35
I agree but the review here is different even Kirin 9000 is more battery efficient than sd 8 gen 1
+8 Reply
Koorosh 18 January 2022 15:53
Hi nanoreview I wanted to make a suggestion, please add Max Refresh Rate too, thanks
+47 Reply
Weighteir 18 January 2022 00:28
Qualcomm R. I. P: Snapdragon chips are just Marketing, and OEMs should have common sense and deliver the main flagship podium to the horse that won this race:(Mediatek) Snapdragon 888 series, 8gen1 both are powerful socs, but there was little evolution from one chip to another in the CPU item, on the GPU there was a big jump, but in compensation, it raises the temperature a lot, causing it to reduce processor performance... Overall, the Dimensity 9000 is more balanced and does not strangle like the Snapdragon 8gen1.
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MSS 17 January 2022 17:34
And the fall of SnapDragon is all because of their reliance on the very bad Samsung chips, we only see the graphics card that came with a good number, but the user experience does not live up to me Mediatek.
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Mein 12 April 2022 05:45
That's because TSMC had a chip shortage, forcing Qualcomm to temporarily move its fabrication from TSMC to Samsung, imagine if it's Mediatek that moved.
+3 Reply
Andus Samad 09 January 2022 20:11
Early test results: Dimensity 9000 CPU efficiency is >40% better than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Source: Chinese Reviewer 肥威
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Guest 17 January 2022 17:33
There is a difference between a better SnapDragon and your media in the user experience. Media Tech is superior, and this is what most people need. And the fall of SnapDragon is all because of their reliance on the very bad Samsung chips, we only see the graphics card that came with a good number, but the user experience does not live up to me Mediatek.
+5 Reply
Mehedi Hasan 07 January 2022 09:35
When a phone comes with Dimensity 9000 and LPDDR5x RAM it will beat 8 Gen 1 with at least 50k AnTuTu total points and it will have more battery power.
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Tech 06 January 2022 15:24
Nowadays, dimensity is processed in optimizing apps but other developers optimize first the dimensity like the mobile legends developer they optimize first the dimensity rather than snapdragon or helio.
+27 Reply
Sumder 04 January 2022 10:47
Battery efficiency is noticeably better in dimensity 9000. This data has been listed incorrectly on the website. And Adreno GPU of Snapdragon is definitely a little powerful than Dimensity, however, the power consumption is higher. Dimensity 9000 should be the pick of this year for flagships. Not to mention, cheaper than Snapdragon, Valuuuuue...
+79 Reply
Necromance 02 January 2022 00:43
There is evidence of manipulation in the data, both from Mediatek's Socs and Qualcomm's. The site tries at all times to narrow the gulf in the processing power of the Dimensity 9000 to snapdragon 8gen1.
+30 Reply
Wews 04 January 2022 06:45
what do you mean by that?
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Necromance 13 January 2022 04:05
Wews, I mean that site moderators try at all times to manipulate benchmark data in Qualcomm's favor, even if the Dimensity 9000 is superior in energy efficiency and processing speed than Sort in the chip.
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Aeiii 01 January 2022 13:11
Finally, a competitor for SD in the android market will force them to provide much better new CPUs rather than overclocking their old CPUs. Good news for us users.
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1+1=2 31 December 2021 03:41
A clear display of how Tsmcs 4nm is miles ahead of Samsung 4nm.
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Lexus 29 December 2021 15:44
I do not agree with this comment. : "Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity" But because I do not agree because they share the same architecture, therefore, it would have the same optimization in video games for both one and the other, taking into account that now the producer is TSMC.
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Verdict 26 December 2021 01:25
Snapdragon 8gen1's energy efficiency score above Dimensity 9000 is surreal in terms of single-core processing and multiple cores, as well as in the use of the Adreno 730 GPU, vs Mali G710mp10. The Benchmark GFXBench Aztec Ruin @ 1440 demonstrates that MediaTek's iGPU offers 42 FPS with 8.2W of consumption, while the rival achieves 43 FPS with 11.2W. Thus, for every Watt consumed, Dimensity delivers 5.12 FPS versus Snapdragon's 3.84 FPS. Dimensity 9000 is superior in energy efficiency to Snapdragon 8gen1
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Camaro 25 December 2021 06:39
Mediatek Dimensity 9000 Energy Efficient Than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Check Your Grading And Fix Scores Battery Life Scores.
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Guest 17 January 2022 17:26
There is a difference between a better SnapDragon and your MediaTek in the user experience. Media Tek is superior, and this is what most people need.
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Andus Samad 24 December 2021 23:23
Of course, MediaTek is better. Because they are giving the best performance at a low price.
+33 Reply
Aizzu 15 January 2022 15:35
yes but snapdragon have slightly better battery optimization, well the MediaTek performance is good enough, and low price
+7 Reply
Raphael 24 December 2021 01:04
Testing with the Motorola Edge x30 using snapdragon 8Gen1 in Wild Life takes the smartphone's temperature to 60° Degrees... Golden Review Channel (YouTube) This is already discomfort in the hands and yet the Adm of the site points this Soct as more efficient than the Dimensity 9000??? Correct there, please... Be impartial, don't play with people's wisdom.
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Cake 21 December 2021 08:27
Admin, please check your entries very well and stop deceiving us, when was snapdragon 8 gen 1 CPU and other benchmark scores higher than D9000?
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Sumder 04 January 2022 10:55
We don't know the final results for Dimensity 9000 yet! However, with a couple of smartphone launches with 8 gen 1, the scores have been a little better than leaked scores. I am very confident that Dimensity 9000 after releasing in smartphones brands like Realme (since they go full boost with performance) will score much higher while also maintaining its stability and efficiency!
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Fanatic 09 December 2021 23:59
Mediatek surprised me, I was critical of this company because I only had horrible devices with MediaTek socs, but with this new line Hélio G and Dimensity, my vision ended up changing in relation to it and I believe that it is delivering better features than Qualcomm competitor. I could not fail to mention one thing that I take much into consideration when I want to buy a device, it is the sensory part and the recording capability of the smartphone is this Dimensity 9000 poss delivery.
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