Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 8100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2850 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~35%)
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 16%) AnTuTu 9 score – 804K vs 696K
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
804309
CPU 193984 206994
GPU 241995 309418
Memory 119512 128811
UX 145478 160225
Total score 696071 804309

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.7 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 25 images/s -
Speech recognition 55.6 words/s -
Machine learning 56.8 images/s -
Camera shooting 27 images/s -
HTML 5 3.11 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 987.3 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 90% 98%
Graphics test 25 FPS 34 FPS
Score 4282 5780

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
77 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
26 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
74 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
98 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
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 870 and Dimensity 8100

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 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 512 KB -
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 8 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G610 MC6
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 3
GPU frequency 675 MHz 912 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 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 2960 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP
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 AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X55 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 March 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC MT6895Z/TCZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site MediaTek Dimensity 8100 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2433 (27.3%)
6492 (72.7%)
Total votes: 8925

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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K 25 November 2022 09:56
Is Oneplus 10R with Mediatek 8100 chipset is better or POCO F4 Snapdragon 870? Experts kindly put your views to me pls. What should I Buy?
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Cousins 03 December 2022 09:42
OnePlus 10R is outstanding. Don't compare with mid-range Poco F4. 10R is 10 leagues ahead.
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Guest 11 October 2022 14:13
Hay I'm gonna buy a new phone soon but I can't decide whether to buy poco f4 or redmi k50i can anyone tell me which one should I buy?
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Traveller 14 October 2022 18:49
It depends on what you will use it for. Poco F4 is a good all-around phone in its price range, from the camera, and display to the end of the performance & it is also premium. Although the K50i is LCD, its LCD can be said to be the best among LCD phones. Focused only on performance. The camera, built quality, and speakers feel less compared to Poco F4. So if you want to play a lot of games with high graphic settings & more stable FPS, you should choose the K50i.
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Dash 13 November 2022 07:26
I had the same doubt as I was getting both at a similar price. Went with Poco F4 and so far only concern is that of the camera which is often a hit or miss but is definitely above average. Also, the battery life could be longer but it's not much of an issue since there's a fast charger along with the phone. Rest all is absolutely great. Gaming doesn't heat the mobile much.
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Tech Enthusiasts 29 September 2022 11:11
If someone wants to know better, check out the Geekerwan video on Youtube for a details comparison.
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Dimensity vs snapdragon 27 August 2022 17:36
AMOLED panels have one-third less resolution than LCD panels, so it is clear that the same processors on two different phones with different AMOLED and LCD panels do not display the same power. Processors in AMOLED panels run games more easily due to lower resolution, resulting in higher FPS. Definitely, if we compare the Poco X4 GT with Poco F4 in practice, Poco F4 gives better results because the AMOLED panel has a lower resolution than one-third, so it requires less power to run smooth games. Dimension 8100 is stronger in graphics than Snapdragon 870. But Snapdragon 870 is slightly stronger in CPU. I used Google Translate, maybe the meaning of my words is not conveyed well.
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Noobie 30 August 2022 13:14
Great analysis. I learned something today
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Shashank 04 September 2022 11:23
"AMOLED panels have one-third less resolution than LCD panels" both are 1080P displays, so how's the resolution different?
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Dimensity vs snapdragon 08 September 2022 11:31
Shashank, it's true The quality of both is 1080p But if you put the AMOLED and LCD displays together with the same quality, you will notice that more details can be seen in the LCD display. It is because of their manufacturing technology In the AMOLED display, each pixel is lit individually, but in the LCD display, all the pixels are lit together and have a backlight.
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Okay 09 September 2022 04:20
Dimensity vs snapdragon, Both are still outputting at 1080p resolution, regardless of how both technologies(Amoled and LCD) might differ in terms of their physical nature.
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Dimensity vs snapdragon 09 September 2022 15:13
Dimensity vs snapdragon, Samsung phones have one-third lower resolution AMOLED panels Maybe the phone of other brands is not like this. I have ever had a Samsung phone with an AMOLED panel, or if I had a phone from another brand, it did not have an AMOLED panel. Maybe Samsung will reduce the resolution of its phones by one-third. I compared Samsung Galaxy A50 with Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. Both panels have full HD+ quality, but the Redmi Note 9 Pro has an LCD panel and the Samsung A50 has an AMOLED panel. The resolution of the Redmi Note 9 Pro was more visible and the details were clearly visible, but this was not the case with the Samsung A50.
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James 26 August 2022 06:22
I'm stuck between the Poco F3/F4 and the Poco X4 GT. The reason is F3 has a ton of custom ROM support while the X4 GT has none (maybe because of the limitations on MediaTek processors). But at the same time, the X4 GT has been shown to be better at gaming. Anyone would give advice?
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Henry 28 August 2022 02:58
If you use custom roms alot, go for the F series. If you don't, buy the x4
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Dimensity 23 August 2022 14:39
The Dimensity8100 processor has more powerful graphics and more efficient battery consumption.
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XGHOST 20 August 2022 04:48
Dimensity 8100 is better in all aspects as both are based on TSMC's process still 8100 is more power efficient and the bloatware which u are talking about can be removed by USB debugging hence no need to unlock bootloaders at all.
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Mediatek fanboy 20 July 2022 11:39
8100 wins spec wise 870 wins in optimization 🙂...8100 is better in gaming
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Xpect8tions 19 July 2022 02:37
Honestly, this goes to show that the dimensity 8100 was made to be better (specs-wise and whatnot) but the snapdragon 870 was made for gaming although released later. personally, I'd go for the dimensity because I don't game much on my phones anymore so gaming specs don't mean that much to me.
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Snapdragon fanboy 21 July 2022 15:05
"870 made for gaming" Yea 870 scoring 40 avg fps in genshin is definitely way better than dimensity 8100 scoring 50+fps in genshin
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Oppa 24 July 2022 10:31
Snapdragon fanboy, This depends on the optimization of the game you are trying to play.
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Lexitius 18 June 2022 00:23
I cast my vote for the SD 870 and why in the document the Dimensity 8100 is much better, but in practice no, it's not better at running games, it's not better at compressing 4k video, it's not better at the opening and closing apps, it's a good processor but shows a big lack of optimization
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Bingo_Bro 26 October 2022 14:32
It's true buddy, but I don't understand why is it so even when 8100 was released 1 year and 2 months later than SD 870. And it also used new and a bit advanced tech.
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Luka 02 June 2022 22:58
LOL at the Taiwanese Mediatek with locked bootloaders, useless junk. Good luck with your phone full of ads and sheit. Snapdragon 870 still wins here
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Luka 06 June 2022 17:06
You mean the phone full of ads and sheets is Xiaomi 🤣
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SNVKE 09 June 2022 15:00
Who tf cares about your locked bootloaders? Im not going to install custom firmware to my phone, im judging from the performance side and here 8100 is good. You're so annoying with your bootloaders, only a small percentage of users going to install new custom firmware. Stop brainwashing people.
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Memediatek 24 June 2022 10:00
Agree Mediashit is a weak CPU. Better get Snapdragon 870 which is fully optimized with games and emulators. Even when SD870 is years old, it's still optimized. Shows how good Snapdragon CPUs are.
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Anonymous 28 June 2022 19:35
Luka, I'm using Xiaomi with some settings you can turn off those ads.
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outdated chipset 28 July 2022 09:11
Memediatek, 870 will be shit soon lmao, more and more updates on games it's safer to go 8100 since it's newer and will last better. Why waste money to get a fan cooler for your phone when you can get a dimensity chipset on your phone? The performance will still downgrade the longer you play with a phone that has an 8 series snapdragon chipset, 8100 will still be better for long-term gaming and they're both flagship chipsets, how can you even call either weak?
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AllexCore 14 August 2022 20:34
outdated chipset, I prefer an outdated optimized processor any day rather than a new processor who s still has a long road of optimization, depending on the interface is running
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niveZz 08 October 2022 23:17
Isn't this a comparison of the chips themselves, not the device it uses? Btw just unlock the bootloader bruh.
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James 28 April 2022 07:38
POCO F3 with a storage option of 8+256GB is just for sale for just below $300. I would say that's a good deal for a 1-year-old model but brand new.
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Omgz 26 March 2022 12:32
Interesting if 8100 will be closer to sd870 or 888
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Leo 09 April 2022 17:51
Already better than 870. 888 is not a chipset I consider due to excessive heating.
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Axylis 20 April 2022 00:51
it's closer to sd888 but still between the two
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Aries 07 May 2022 15:27
Axylis, On real-time performance it beats 888 and even 8 gen 1
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