Snapdragon 860 vs Dimensity 800U

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 800U (Mali-G57 MC3). 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
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 17.07 GB/s)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Shows significantly better (up to 44%) AnTuTu 9 score – 563K vs 390K
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
563537
CPU 144978 112387
GPU 206674 104574
Memory 95042 67612
UX 119816 108441
Total score 563537 390102

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 104.15 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.3 images/s 15.5 images/s
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s 33.55 words/s
Machine learning 46.35 images/s 28.4 images/s
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s 14.7 images/s
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s 2.08 Mnodes/s
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s 542.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3455
Stability 98% 99%
Graphics test 20 FPS 9 FPS
Score 3455 1601

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
44 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
47 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
39 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 35 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme 7 5G
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 800U

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)
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8-A
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G57 MC3
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 675 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 384 48
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 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 17.07 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 64MP, 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, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

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 211 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced April 2019 August 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC MT6853T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site MediaTek Dimensity 800U official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 800U and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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N.Modi 27 June 2021 06:39
But Mediatek 800U is a 5G processor.👍🤩 Its shame to SD860 not to having 5G even with 2.9 cpu clock speed😠
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N Modi 04 July 2021 11:09
But it is the first 5G processor mobile no one knows the experience of this processor use once and review
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Scronx 13 July 2021 20:04
N Modi, Nah many mobiles are launched i am using oppo f19 pro plus best chip battery efficiency is awesome
+36 Reply
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Zero 21 August 2021 01:10
Scronx, Sd 860 also supports 5g, but there are no bands of 5g in poco X3 pro
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