Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (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 870
  • Has 3.49 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Supports 47% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.87 GB/s)
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 17%) AnTuTu 9 score – 678K vs 577K
  • Announced 9-months later
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • 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
678299
CPU 189629 154856
GPU 239863 212559
Memory 105344 89293
UX 142979 116031
Total score 678299 577507

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.6 Mpixels/s 176.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.25 images/s 28.2 images/s
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s 45.6 words/s
Machine learning 56.95 images/s 46.9 images/s
Camera shooting 28 images/s 28.9 images/s
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s 3.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s 857.5 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
45 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
iQOO Z1
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 870 and Dimensity 1000 Plus

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.2 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 3200 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 0.512 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 675 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 9
Shading units 512 144
FLOPS 1372 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 1866 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 2.2
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 60FPS 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. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced January 2021 May 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC MT6889Z/CZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site

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