Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 920

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 920 (Mali-G68 MC4). 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 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 920
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Shows significantly better (up to 41%) AnTuTu 9 score – 700K vs 496K
  • 28% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2500 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 920
  • Higher GPU frequency (~41%)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Announced 7-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
700997
496131
CPU 193984 138581
GPU 241995 137486
Memory 119512 87867
UX 145478 130118
Total score 700997 496131

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
3398
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
4282
Stability 90% 99%
Graphics test 25 FPS 13 FPS
Score 4282 2298

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
64 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
53 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme 9 Pro Plus
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 920

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)
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2500 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 512 KB -
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
Transistor count - 12 billion
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G68 MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 675 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 512 64
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 684 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 -
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP
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 AAC, 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 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 August 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AC MT6877T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site MediaTek Dimensity 920 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 920 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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Tom 23 September 2022 11:22
For a phone that has great other features, and not gaming oriented i feel dimensity does the job.
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