Snapdragon 855 vs Dimensity 920

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 920 (Mali-G68 MC4). 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 855
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Performs 31% better in floating-point computations
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2500 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 520K vs 494K
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 920
  • Higher GPU frequency (~62%)
  • Announced 2-years and 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
520985
494566
CPU 140558 140903
GPU 183147 130936
Memory 87772 87380
UX 105950 132631
Total score 520985 494566

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2635
Image compression 143.55 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 23.7 images/s -
Speech recognition 44.8 words/s -
Machine learning 45.65 images/s -
Camera shooting 24.2 images/s -
HTML 5 2.93 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 783.05 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3054
Stability 93% 99%
Graphics test 18 FPS 13 FPS
Score 3054 2297

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
64 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 56 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 51 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz 59 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 46 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 57 FPS
[Ultra]
53 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
1080 x 2340
Oppo Realme 9 Pro Plus
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 855 and Dimensity 920

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2500 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 384 KB -
L2 cache 768 KB -
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion 12 billion
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G68 MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 585 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 384 64
FLOPS 899 Gigaflops 684 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2018 August 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150 MT6877T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site MediaTek Dimensity 920 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 920 and Snapdragon 855, or ask any questions
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Naveenreddy 22 January 2022 13:46
Worst camera performance in mediatek chipset
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