Snapdragon 860 vs Dimensity 1200

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 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 860
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • Announced 1-year and 10-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 19%) AnTuTu 9 score – 676K vs 569K
  • 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
676265
CPU 144978 168286
GPU 206674 245096
Memory 95042 120382
UX 119816 140469
Total score 569908 676265

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s 171.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.3 images/s 32.25 images/s
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s 51.5 words/s
Machine learning 46.35 images/s 51.65 images/s
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s 27.35 images/s
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s 3.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s 931.9 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 93%
Graphics test 20 FPS 25 FPS
Score 3455 4180

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
71 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
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 860 and Dimensity 1200

CPU

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)
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

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

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 Yes
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 200MP, 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

Connectivity

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

Info

Announced April 2019 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC MT6893
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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FABv60 23 September 2021 08:05
You cannot compare ALU counts with EU's, Vector Floating Point units or GPU cores. They all use different architectures and designs. If that was the case, the Kirin 9000 that uses ARMs Mali-G78 MP24 24 core monster would be king. It does has 128EU's per core giving it 3,072 EU's and is rated at 2.332 TFlops of FP32 compute. Then again driver support is aimed mostly at Qualcomm's Adreno GPU but ARM is getting better. You have to look at MediaTek's D1100-1200 series which also uses a "ARM" "Mali" -G77 MP/MC9 GPU. It reminds me of AMD's VEGA64. In Vulkan based games or benchmarks, it shaders but, in basic OPEN GL.ES its like DX11. In time i'm sure ARM's Mali GPU will get better.
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Root 23 September 2021 11:45
This specification doesn't affect any score.
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IIII 20 September 2021 19:00
Mediatek is better AI and PERFORMANCE than Qualcomm.
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Pig asus 25 July 2021 09:57
But mediatek has heating issue
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Misogi 29 July 2021 02:22
Jesus Christ every phone has heating issue even the top processor a14 bionic can heat
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Hellbound 01 August 2021 23:16
I had a phone with a helio g90t, the vast majority of uninformed YouTubers claimed that the phone would have problems with overheating. I never but never had a problem with overheating, even when I played games in the sun. Now I have a Redmi Note 10 Pro that has the S732G, the phone always but always heats up even when performing uncomplicated operations. Snapdragon is not the best and I am sincerely happy because Mediatek is back.
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devansh 30 September 2021 20:46
Hellbound, i know that g90t device is redmi note 8pro its a beast i have it its give smooth 60fps in pubg and codm minior heat not so called heating issue
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Osama 01 June 2021 04:22
So strange! According to nanoreview diminsity 12000 is better than Snapdragon 860, but Snapdragon 860 support pubg ghrapics maximum at UHD+ultra resolution 4k texture ghrapics, on the other side Diminsity 1200 cannot support pubg on High ghrapics? Wtf I think Media Tek developers are worthless and useless!!!
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Ridh 01 June 2021 10:59
GPU on 860 has more than double shader count than 1200.
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qwwer 10 June 2021 20:41
chill bro, its not a big deal.
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Andrew 02 July 2021 08:50
Bruh u wrong there , Using pubg to determine a cpu power is not a good move considering that Pubg is not well optimized and most games are more optimized for Snapdragon 1200 shows better paper feats And using pubg to determine the final outcome is not great . (Even sd 732g/g90t supports uhd with 90 fps (with gfx) but that doesn't mean they are above these flagship chips)
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Unknown 25 July 2021 10:27
So what's about exynos. I have exynos 9611 in my phone it can support hdr + ultra or HD + extreme and in my other which have sd 720 only support HD + ultra
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Guest #872 31 July 2021 06:50
Ridh, But in overall results mediatek wins
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Wews 14 August 2021 17:17
Lmao who uses a game to determine cpu ranking🤣🤣
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Goku6666 13 September 2021 20:22
Check again 1200 showing better performance in pubg
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Punch 25 May 2021 16:50
snap 860 doesn't support 5g
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Asw 14 June 2021 06:05
Snapdragon 860 can support 5g if the smartphone that uses the chipset is planted with a 5g modem in it.
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Argus 28 June 2021 06:14
Snapdragon 860 supports 5g. Poco x3 pro(device used for the test) dosent
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Fouad 05 December 2021 02:18
Argus, Gaming depending on GPU, 80 % game performance comes from GPU, 3d and 2d shedding, more shedding units good performance you get, shedding units give space to GPU cash calculate less data so will be faster in calculating movement shotting your coordinates, ram speed to manage game running items + processor MHz, get the best mix I will guarantee you good gaming.
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