Snapdragon 860 vs Dimensity 8100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (Mali-G610 MC6). 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 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 860
  • Announced 2-years and 11-months later
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 44%) AnTuTu 9 score – 818K vs 567K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
818850
CPU 151132 196804
GPU 205657 313342
Memory 99765 140254
UX 110578 161901
Total score 567892 818850

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 -
Face detection 19.9 images/s -
Speech recognition 45.1 words/s -
Machine learning 44.8 images/s -
Camera shooting 22.6 images/s -
HTML 5 1.67 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 774 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 98%
Graphics test 20 FPS 34 FPS
Score 3456 5770

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
77 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
26 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
74 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
98 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 57 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
OnePlus Ace
1080 x 2412
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 8100

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)
4x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 8 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G610 MC6
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 675 MHz 860 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 384 -
FLOPS 1037 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 34.13 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 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 2960 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 200MP
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 AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 5000 Mbps Up to 4700 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 2500 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced April 2019 March 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC MT6895Z/TCZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site MediaTek Dimensity 8100 official site

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