Snapdragon 860 vs Dimensity 1100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1100 (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.


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 860
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2600 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1100
  • Announced 1-year and 10-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 9 score – 673K vs 571K
  • Better instruction set architecture
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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 151132 174260
GPU 205657 234857
Memory 99765 119557
UX 110578 139403
Total score 571661 673970

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.1 Mpixels/s 134 Mpixels/s
Face detection 19.9 images/s 34.1 images/s
Speech recognition 45.1 words/s 62.2 words/s
Machine learning 44.8 images/s 57.1 images/s
Camera shooting 22.6 images/s 30.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.67 Mnodes/s 1.95 Mnodes/s
SQLite 774 Krows/s 990.4 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 98%
Graphics test 20 FPS 25 FPS
Score 3456 4260


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
58 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
68 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
83 FPS
Genshin Impact - 48 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
60 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme Q3 Pro
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 860 and Dimensity 1100


Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W


GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 675 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 9
Shading units 384 144
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 MediaTek APU 3.0
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 108MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 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


Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 19
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced April 2019 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC MT6891Z/CZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1100 official site

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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1100 and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
Tech Reviewer 20 August 2022 17:05
Lemme process it and answer it one by one: Mediatek Dimensity 1100 is much much better than Snapdragon 860 but here is the twist. You see Mediatek Phones are way cheaper than Snapdragons or let's just say almost the same price but Mediatek's Benchmark is higher than Snapdragon's right? Well not exactly... When we say benchmark it is just the full capability of the phone and not the total slayer of the weakest outnumbered cheapest ok. Scores are just the maximum number of capabilities to process with that chipset but we are not tackling the full potential that's a different story. Full Potential comes with the support of the developer. Qualcomm Snapdragon pays each company for the processor support for each application to be more optimized not just only making the best of the best "yeah my chipset has the latest Cortex X2" blah blah blah, even your Chipset has a behemoth chip without the Support it is just a half cutie beast without unlocking the full potential. You can throttle it by overclocking to its full potential but still, it is a half-beast behemoth without full support. The case of Mediatek Dimensity 1100 and Snapdragon 860 just prove that benchmark numbers are just the capabilities of the physical but not the software capabilities still not as great as the chipset that outnumbered. Snapdragon 860 is a clear winner if you may ask me both software and hardware support are on its agenda while Mediatek Dimensity 1100 I would say it is the best cheapest performing processor but not as best as Qualcomm even they have 5G it is not bad at all. If you want a full potential performance go for Snapdragon 860 but if you are a smartphone genius guy who wants something that u would like to overclock or throttle in short raw performance go for Mediatek Dimensity 1100 Mediatek has less security to root compared to Qualcomm so it is easy to root a Mediatek and overclocked to its raw power.
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Lionheart 16 May 2022 09:15
Poco X3 pro is better than X3 GT in performance and more smooth. I'm playing dynasty legend 2 in x3 pro, the graphic is really smooth but in X3 GT the graphic sometimes is lacking. I think Poco X3 Pro is more powerful ( i mean Snapdragon chipset ). Many games I play in X3 pro are normally and smooth. For rec video x3 pro is the best stabilizer than X3 GT
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I am not a Fanboy 09 February 2022 06:52
Tower (D1100) meets the Pillar (SD860). I have tried both, Based on what I have observed they are equally on par based on day-to-day activities and multi-tasking but Dimensity still lacks optimization mostly in games, it's not consistent. 5G phones are the future proof but I think it is not yet an important factor in today's date maybe 3 or 5 years later yes. If y'all still scrambled on what should you buy out of these two I suggest packing a little more balance and going for Poco F3, X3 GT is good, yes but when it comes to chipset durability X3 Pro would demolish it in the long run. MediaTek chips are forced at first but wear out sooner unlike the Snappy Dragon.
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ayma dushbag 16 May 2022 12:42
Mediatek proved that it can be a budget counter against Qualcomm mostly this dimensity line up which sets the bar on a different pace. But can MediaTek keep it that way? Qualcomm's kryo cores and adreno GPU keeps getting better and better every day which sets the league in a different state lol it's like a wolf against a cheetah.
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laurence 15 December 2021 09:13
Is 5g really important for gaming? choosing between Poco x3 pro or Poco x3gt. which would you recommend for gaming x3pro or x3gt?
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lol 19 December 2021 11:24
If you want to game I think you should pick Dimensity 1100 rather than 860 but the 860 renders video faster and 5G I don't think is important for gaming. My English is a bit bad im from VN.
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Ezquel 27 December 2021 04:32
I prefer X3 gt because 5g is really important for gaming if your internet is bad and X3 gt gaming performance better than X3 pro.
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Enigma 16 May 2022 15:55
depends, if you play such as PUBG, CODM, or other FPS/battle royale games, 5g sure gives you a hefty advantage since your connection is faster you have the better advantage to hitting your enemy first
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Shae 25 June 2022 23:02
If you have access to 5G-powered Wifi that connects to your phone via 5Ghz bandwidth, I think Poco X3 pro is too op. Not only is it optimized for games, but also it can take advantage of higher internet speeds while maintaining low thermals. If you game on your phone with the use of 5G, of course, Poco x3 gt would be great for you. You access the internet at 5G connection speeds, but remember, this will heat your device since the processor is both being used for connectivity and gaming. But keep in mind, these are not the only things you should think of between both phones, you have to consider other specs too. Camera, Poco x3 pro for me (selfies are better). Battery capacity, Poco x3 pro. Charging speed, Poco x3 gt. Optimization, snapdragon-poco x3 pro. Design, Poco x3 gt. Screen size, poco x3 pro (wider).
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Jo biden 29 November 2021 03:08
I assume most people are here for Poco x3 Pro Vs x3 GT. The difference in power for daily use is very small, for most people the SD 860 is enough for most activities including heavy gaming. But if you really want all the power a better choice than the x3 GT would be to save a little for the Poco F3/Redmi k40 with the SD 870.
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DDDDD 26 November 2021 18:00
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Xyath 23 December 2022 16:23
It is a different story when you see it is a kryo 485 Prime and Gold cores vs normal cortex A78 cores.
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Ligma 15 November 2021 18:57
Poco x3 gt is a bit biased here, pubg mobile on poco x3 pro is 90 fps and also on codm and in terms of gaming the poco x3 pro is much superior from the gt, cause gt is kinda bit of a scam they kinda wasted the dimensity 1100 on it. Based on experience the X3 pro is better in terms of gaming but if you want better display or camera just go for the x3 gt. X3 GT also have a poor thermal throttling and the battery downgraded a lil so there we have it.
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Random blite dude 24 November 2021 20:58
So you're saying AnTuTu score is fake?
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Mirazi 30 November 2021 15:57
Random blite dude, Bro, dimensity 1100 is better than sd 860 on Antutu on Geekbech in all benchmarks app.
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Wews 04 December 2021 07:31
Random blite dude, Bruh, ofc dimensity 1100 is better in benchmarks. The only problem is the optimization in games.
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Treb 11 December 2021 08:10
Wews, For real. I just bought x3 gt because it has 5g and I'm very disappointed with it. My cousin has x3 pro and we both play codm, we're both playing on high graphics but after like 3 BR games my x3 gt is starting to have minimal frame drops while my cousin doesn't. I also noticed that my phone is heating up more than x3 pro.
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Kid 07 January 2022 17:14
Treb, So what do you recommend me buy between these two I can't decide
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Johnny VN 01 February 2022 12:05
Kid, if you are gaming – buy X3 Pro. if for daily use and like 5G internet buy X3 GT
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m zul 27 October 2021 22:34
Why no gensin impact test for 860
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