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Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus (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 865
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Supports 47% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.87 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 8 score – 580K vs 535K
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and Dimensity 1000 Plus

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 587 MHz -
Cores - 9
Number of ALUs 384 -
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 29.87 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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 AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X55 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2019 May 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
449 (51%)
432 (49%)
Total votes: 881

Comments

Here you can give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1000 Plus and Snapdragon 865 or ask any questions
asdf 14 August 2020 21:22
Why did the Dimensity 1000+'s scores get worse from 88 to 83? Is it because the K30 Ultra got released?
+48 Reply
Ceza 15 August 2020 23:28
Why is there a huge difference in download speed? Is there an expression in the term wrong, or is what is meant to be said is the maximum download speed in Dimensity 1000 Plus, while the performance is better for Snapdragon.
+22 Reply
Ezra 02 September 2020 18:55
Confused on what to get Poco F2 pro or K30 Ultra. Im really in to FPS game(CODM)
+16 Reply
David Lisenson 02 September 2020 19:24
Poco F2 Pro (SD 865) would be better for gaming :)
+13 Reply