Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 1100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1100 (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
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 690K vs 665K
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1100
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
690913
CPU 194048 175383
GPU 241854 231154
Memory 110520 118538
UX 148242 140457
Total score 690913 665409

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 180.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.25 images/s 29.35 images/s
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s 51.5 words/s
Machine learning 56.95 images/s 57.15 images/s
Camera shooting 28 images/s 36.75 images/s
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s 3.91 Mnodes/s
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s 1010.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 90% 99%
Graphics test 25 FPS 23 FPS
Score 4260 3981

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
27 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
83 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
48 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme Q3 Pro
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 1100

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-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 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 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 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 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 108MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 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 X55 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 19
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC MT6891Z/CZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1100 official site

Cast your vote

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1100 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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Deez Nuts 12 January 2022 00:12
The performance is totally close and dimensity is cheaper so go for dimensity.
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Ngure 14 January 2022 11:16
What about third-party developer support? Mediatek still won't share its source codes so it's impossible to get good custom ROMs. I will buy Snapdragon any day, and YES, even if MTK is cheaper. I simply get more customization options with SD. I believe that if I own a phone, it's up to me to decide what to install in it, not the SoC developer.
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I don't know 16 April 2022 20:20
Ngure, Pls, explain how is mtk not sharing its source codes and not allowing custom ROMs. And how do u get custom ROMs. (I really need one). Do I really need a snapdragon?
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Animese 02 May 2022 14:28
I don't know, Naaahhh, don't even try it. Mediatek was not giving the source code from them to avoid hackers and keep protected the privacy of the user. Like what the bionic chipset did for a couple of years. The bionic chipset was not sharing their own open-source code to avoid cracking their phone and keep safe their consumer.
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