Snapdragon 888 vs Dimensity 8100

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 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 888
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~9%)
We may receive a commission from Amazon for purchases made using the links below.

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
820045
CPU 211249 196804
GPU 304417 313342
Memory 139986 140254
UX 152836 161901
Total score 814443 820045

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 177.1 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 26.5 images/s -
Speech recognition 67.7 words/s -
Machine learning 59.9 images/s -
Camera shooting 37.5 images/s -
HTML 5 3.96 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 1060 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 98%
Graphics test 30 FPS 34 FPS
Score 5119 5775

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
77 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
26 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
74 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
98 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus Zenfone 8
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 888 and Dimensity 8100

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 8 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G610 MC6
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 840 MHz 912 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 6400 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 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 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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 X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 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 December 2020 March 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 MT6895Z/TCZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site MediaTek Dimensity 8100 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
4697 (33.7%)
9221 (66.3%)
Total votes: 13918

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
Avatar
Naster 11 November 2022 11:09
Master, don't get your knickers in a knot. I can prove to you that it won't do you any good. Dimensity rules, ok?
+119 Reply
Avatar
Master 02 December 2022 11:52
I just want to reveal the reality. That’s why I do my work. I usually buy phones with various chipsets and test those chipset's actual performance. It doesn’t matter who rules! Snapdragon rules or MediaTek rules or you rule!! I literally don’t care. I buy those phones with my own money. That's why I have no inclination to support one of them. Finally, You have no need to prove me wrong because I have those phones and I test them regularly. I have: Mi 11x pro(8/256) Oneplus 9 (12/256) Realme gt(8/128) (On the behalf of sd 888) &- Realme gt neo 3(8/128) Redmi k50i(6/128) Oneplus 10r(8/128) (On the behalf of dimensity 8100) Finally, my scores are below- Antutu---------3d mark Sd 888 Oneplus 9------846k----5953(35.5 fps) Realme gt------832k----5840+(34.5 fps) Mi 11x pro-----813k----5732(34 fps) Dimensity 8100 Realme gt neo 3---812k---5364(32fps) Redmi k50i---------782k-----5478(33 fps) Oneplus 10r-------786k-----5612(34 fps) ###If you don’t believe those scores send me your email. I will prove you. I have never seen any sd 888 phone where the 3d mark is less than 5600 and the Nanoreview team is showing it around ~5200. I don't support any of them. I support real performance. They also show Dimensity 1200's 3D mark less than 4200 but the actual is 4600+. Go, check those tests on those phones. Check the app opening speed too.
+53 Reply
Avatar
Root 02 December 2022 14:39
Master, https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/phone/Xiaomi+Mi+11+review - here is Snap 888 with 5139 points in 3DMark for Android Wild Life. Seems like you looking for an Unlimited version of Wild Life.
+10 Reply
Avatar
Master 02 December 2022 19:43
Root, @Root, I just consider moderate phones for doing those tests. I always avoid gaming phones and those phones which come with raw chipsets. Because I can't verdict a chipset on the basis of one phone. I can demonstrate a great example. Read it carefully. 1. Dimensity 1200 shows its actual performance score on realme gt neo. It is overpowered in the realme gt neo-12Gb ram version and it is downgraded in Mi 11T. Here the antutu scores are: 1. Realme gt neo-------------695k~705k 2. Realme gt neo(12gb)----730k+ 3. Mi 11T--------------------------602k Sd 888--------- 1. Realme gt 2-----------823k 2. Oneplus 9---------------840k 3. Mi 11----------------------760k Dimensity 8100----- 1. Oneplus ace--------782k 2. Realme gt neo-----807k~812k 3. Redmi k50i----------756k Look, from those three lists, I can say that number 2 and number 3 phones are exceptional. Maximum phones with those particular chipsets(snap 888, dim 8100, dim 1200) score like number 1 category. 3D mark result is also the same. Maximum snapdragon 888 phones(mi 11x pro, oneplus 9 etc) now score more than 5700+ and dimensity 1200 scoring more than 4600. Listen, @nanoreview, this is your page. Do whatever you want. I am just a busy man with my job. My only passion is to buy phones with powerful chipsets. I just test them for 1-2 hours at night before I go to sleep.
+10 Reply
Avatar
Root 02 December 2022 20:29
Master, Thanks for such a detailed explanation. We don't cherrypick tests or phones, we just calculate median results submitted via https://nanoreview.net/en/func/submit-phone-results form and from the 3DMark site. The calculation updated is every 2 weeks. We think it is not perfect, but a fair way to evaluate benchmark data. Currently, we have 181 submitted antutu results for Snap 888, and only 24 for Dimensity 8100 (All submitted items are going through moderation, so we don't count items without screenshots proof, etc). I think we will display this info in the future, and also make it possible to pick lowest\highest result, not only the median. Thanks for your thoughts.
+7 Reply
Avatar
Master 03 December 2022 11:28
Root, Thanks for your thoughts too. To me, median results mean those average results which are scored by 90-95% of phones. Let me show you some examples: 1. You know that snapdragon 865's average antutu gpu score is 220k. But Mi 10 ultra scores 280k-295k. I don't count mi 10 ultra's score because it is exceptional. 2. Dimensity 1200's antutu score is 690k-702k.almost all phones score around that. But Mi 11T scores very lower(~620k) 3. Dimensity 8100's antutu score is around (780k--785k) (Redmi k50i, Xiaomi 12T, Oneplus 10r) Only realme gt neo 3 scores up to 800k. Even the geekbench 5 scores of Mi 12T, Redmi k50i, and Oneplus 10r are 920~940(single core) 3700-3800(multi-core). Only realme gt neo 3 scores more than 4000. That's it.
+10 Reply
Avatar
Master 03 November 2022 17:51
Hello @nanoreview team, kindly read it carefully. Snapdragon 888's antutu score is more than 830k+ in all new devices. I have checked and tested them very deeply on my iqoo 9SE, Realme gt, and Mi 11x pro. I can prove that to you.Cpu is more than 213k+ and GPU is (326k,322k,318k). And 3D mark is more than 5800+ in all of them with 34.5-35 fps. Then why are you showing the wrong result about its antutu and 3D mark??? And one more thing is that you are also showing the wrong geekbench 5 multicore score of dimensity 8100. I have never seen dimensity 8100 scoring 4000+ in multicore score except for one device. (realme gt neo 3). I think it’s specially customized or extra-optimized. All phones that are powered by dimensity 8100 score 920+ in single-core and 3600-3700 in multi-core. Then if you can judge the dimensity 8100's multi-core score based on only one device then why aren’t you showing the real antutu and 3d mark score of the Snapdragon 888?
+66 Reply
Avatar
R46 15 November 2022 19:08
Dimensity 8100 is ranked above 888 on antutu's official site and I think dimensity wins by being more stable and lesser power consuming and more importantly less heating processer that's why for consistent performance dimensity is the choice...and talking about iqoo 9se that phone throttles a lot of thanks to 888 I think 888+ is way better soc than 888 and one should go for 870 or spend extra and get 888+ because 888 does has some severe heating issue.
+57 Reply
Avatar
Master 08 December 2022 18:26
R46, I am just requesting you all to not make hypes on a chipset on the basis of Its brand or regular benchmark results. I believe they are chipsets, not any government. Check antutu website regularly and you will get your answer. It’s full of wrong information. They show snap 8 gen 1 better than dim 9000+. Please, check it. You all know that a chipset with new and updated parts is always better. Snapdragon 888 has one cortex x1 which is very powerful as compared to A-78. A78>25%>A710>30%>X1 Moreover, Adreno 660 is far better than Mali-G610. Centurion marks are here: Adreno 660------133 Mali g610---------124 In spite of the gpu scores are same everywhere(antutu gpu,3D mark) sd 888 is more powerful. you will realize it when using powerful gpu renderers. (kinemaster etc) Let me show you an example. dimensity 1200 scores more than sd 870 in terms of GPU. but sd 870 gpu is better. Mediatek just overclocks their gpu to demonstrate big results. but actual performances are different. You will realize it when more and more heavy games will be launched. I promise you after 5 years snap 888 will run those games which are unable to run on dim 8100.
+7 Reply
Avatar
Master 02 October 2022 09:24
Hlw @nanoreview team. kindly check the sd 888's 3d mark and antutu properly. They are more than your survey. I have tested them on my three phones at cool temperature (20°~30°©) 1. Realme gt(8/128) Antutu---------831k 3D mark------5800(34.20 fps) 2. Mi 11x pro(8/256) Antutu---------807k~818k 3D mark-------5780+(34.20 fps) 3. Iqoo 9 SE Antutu---------~~827k 3D mark------5700~5800(34~35 fps) You can test them anytime you want. Kindly correct your survey.
+100 Reply
Avatar
Master 25 September 2022 23:19
Let me be clear about their benchmark scores. I have tested them both with my oneplus 9rt and 10r Geekbench 5 Sd 888----1130+/3692+ Dim 8100--940/3768+ Antutu- Sd 888------821000 Dim 8100--780k~802k 3D mark----- Sd 888-----5600~5800 34fps Dim 8100--5700+ 34fps These results are tested by me and I think these are the real results. But I have heard only one phone(realme gt neo 3) provides better multi core results (around 4000) & less 3D mark score(around 5400). I think it’s a special case as like an antutu gpu score of sd 865 in mi 10 Ultra(around 280k)
+39 Reply
Avatar
Master 25 September 2022 23:09
Hi, @nanoreview team. Actually, Dimensity 8100's GPU Mali g610 mc6 runs at 912 MHz. My previous information was wrong it runs at 850 MHz.But this time it’s right. I have checked it myself in red k50i.
+47 Reply
Avatar
Sergey 26 September 2022 12:19
Hello, thank you for a comment :)
+3 Reply
Avatar
Parsa 13 September 2022 16:51
In the next 5 years, these two chips will be used on mid-range and even low-range phones. I am looking forward to those days.
+51 Reply
Avatar
Avi 02 October 2022 05:22
I'm also waiting for those days 😅😅😅😅😅
+14 Reply
Avatar
Master 13 September 2022 15:34
Dimensity 8100 max's GPU mali g-610 mc6 runs at 850 Mhz. Check it properly.
+27 Reply
Avatar
Master 26 August 2022 08:41
Snapdragon 888 scores 5800+ providing 34 fps in 3D mark. I can show you the evidence.
+92 Reply
Avatar
Dickson 09 June 2022 09:43
For me, I can tell SD chips have been good in CPU performance but they failed much in GPU performance. like this SD 888 is a good chip in many functions. But when it comes to the basic requirements of a chip to a phone, they just fail and are not good in stability and graphics when compared to the D8100. Yet these are the things that gamers and also modern people need in a phone. So for me, the D8100 win. I don't care about the 8k resolution capabilities yet the GPU is weak.
+206 Reply
Avatar
Mr nobody 01 May 2022 14:38
If you were asked to choose 8100 or 888, which would you choose? and also what is the main reason you choose that processor?
+885 Reply
Avatar
Chris 22 May 2022 13:26
I prefer Dimensity 8100 as it is a new chipset and also served at a mostly lower price than SD888, I only see SD888 cheap price on Xiaomi 11T Pro and Realme GT/GT2 5G, the rest like Oneplus 10R/Ace and Realme GT Neo3 served Dimensity 8100 at a low price (for the mid-range price maybe $470).
+82 Reply
Avatar
Andrew 26 June 2022 06:06
8100 Reason: less power consumption with better performance in real-time(golden reviewer).
+71 Reply
Avatar
George 20 April 2022 14:13
The gaming performance and battery efficiency on D8100 are better than SD888, please correct your data
+344 Reply
Avatar
Master 10 June 2022 13:40
Gaming performance is better in 888. I have tested deeply.888 also provides better fps with consistent performance.
+84 Reply
Avatar
Master 09 August 2022 07:46
Master, SD 888 is so hot than D8100. That is different. It shouldn't be like this after having to buy it at a high price.
+18 Reply
Avatar
Snape 15 September 2022 00:05
Master, Nah, man. 888 can't provide consistent performance It's 8100 that provides consistent performance 8100 shows the better gaming performance at the same time Source: golden reviewer The Rog phones are the closest ones to get consistent performance with 888 but with huge energy consumption that people don't recommend it In fact, 870 is more consistent than 888.
+14 Reply
Avatar
Master 16 September 2022 22:53
Snape, I am saying it from my own experiences and usage. I have tested both. Sd 888 is really good in new phones those are coming out now. For example, sd 888's performance in Mi 11x pro or 11T pro is not as good. Mi 11x pro has heating issues and 11T pro provides very bad performance. (my usage) But when I tested oneplus 9rt I was shocked.888's performance reached its peak there. Trust me there was no heating issue. The cortex X1 is very powerful as compared to A78. Try to compare sd 888 with dimensity 8100 in new phones such as iqoo 9 se or one plus 9rt.
+14 Reply
Avatar
Mtws 05 April 2022 21:46
D8100 = cheap Sd888 = expensive
+215 Reply
Avatar
Newb 10 April 2022 11:10
So the gt 5g with an 888 that's chilling at $300 is expensive? Plus the 8100 phones are already priced at $450
+95 Reply
Avatar
Newb 10 April 2022 11:12
888 also supports 4k res and a far better single-core score if you want good performance and also released a year ago.
+32 Reply
Avatar
MaB 13 April 2022 14:47
Newb, Don't forget the 888's hidden feature of frying an egg after 3 minutes of stress testing.
+162 Reply
Avatar
Snapdragon fan 21 May 2022 07:15
Newb, Dm 8100 phones price starting at 270$ Snapdragon 888 phones starting at 500$ Just the realme gt is starting at 300$ and this phone just have 888 and nothing more The camera and more future is ugly
+40 Reply
Avatar
James 26 June 2022 06:10
Newb, 4k res on a 6inch screen is useless unless it's on tabs. 888 has better paper scores but 8100 has proven to be. Better in real-time performance while consuming less power too (source: golden reviewer).
+14 Reply
Avatar
Aniket 27 July 2022 03:53
Newb, Redmi K50i with less than 300$ has entered the chat! (Dimensity 8100)
+24 Reply
Avatar
Med 19 August 2022 22:54
Newb, Poco x4 gt with 8100 is with 300 euro
+12 Reply
Avatar
Cake 27 March 2022 18:52
The D8100 is more power-efficient than the almighty power-efficient SD870 not to talk of SD888.
+83 Reply
Avatar
Newb 10 April 2022 11:12
How is 5nm not power efficient?
+34 Reply
Avatar
Cake 11 April 2022 01:42
Newb, Being power-efficient doesn't solely rely on the nanometer.
+41 Reply
Avatar
abiabi 19 April 2022 18:59
Newb, exynos1080 is also 5nm, it has the same performance as 7nm s865 but 30% more power than s865.
+30 Reply
Avatar
Rain 24 August 2022 17:00
abiabi, Yeah 😂 exynos ... You can't compare exynos with snapdragon. Those are different breeds
+5 Reply
Avatar
Insider 06 March 2022 00:04
This dimensity chip will be the winner of 2022 in terms of power efficiency, I can guarantee it. Better than the hot sd 888 and even the lava sd 8 gen 1. No throttling and insane consistency on benchmarks (99.6% stability on 3d mark wildlife benchmark) and absolutely no need to worry about overheating. Plus, the community here has always been skeptical of MediaTek when it comes to gaming performance. Surprise, surprise, this dimensity 8100 gives a stable 59 fps while playing genshin impact on highest settings for a period of 30 mins consuming around 5.8w. Tl;dr this dimensity 8100 chipset has the power efficiency of the sd 865 and the strength of the sd 888.
+141 Reply
Avatar
Newb 10 April 2022 11:14
Who cares about temps when it just playing plus If it throttles the phone's cooling is just bad not the chip.
+15 Reply
Avatar
Newb 10 April 2022 11:16
Like how you see beefier heatsinks on more powerful cards
+6 Reply
Avatar
Zembut 25 June 2022 21:21
Newb, So you think rog phone 5 has a bad cooling? now many cases of phones damaged by the heat of the 888, including rog phone 5 and mi 11? mi 11 was forced to update software to throttle 888 performance.
+16 Reply
Avatar
Harry 22 July 2022 05:12
Stop lying. Even bionic a15 (iphone 13 pro max) can't maintain 59 fps in genshin impact. Not to mention that in terms of GPU bionic a15, SD 8+ gen 1 has way superior GPU.
+11 Reply
Avatar
Bharath 13 September 2022 07:50
Harry, Then check it performance
+1 Reply
Avatar
Plumplum 05 March 2022 10:35
Please some sources? 8100 uses TSMC's 5nm, not Samsung's 5nm like 888...TSMC's is far more efficient! Mine are from the web. Geekbench. 8100 single-core : 924pts for 2.4W...perfs/W 385 888 single-core: 1135 for 4W...perfs/W only 284...8100 wins on consumption and efficiency by far, and loose only in performances. 8100 multi core : 3801pts for 6.9W...perfs/W 550 888 multi core : 3753pts for 8.9W...perfs/W 422...8100 wins on every aspect : performances, consumption and efficiency. Gfxbench Aztec ruins. 8100 28fps for 6W 888 29fps for 9W...on 888 framerate is only 4% better when consumption is 50% higher 3DMark wildlife extreme stress test 8100 : 1593pts with 99.6% stability 888 : 1487pts with 85.2% stability Nota: 888 hasn't AV1 hardware decoding...even 8 gen 1 hasn't (when 2 years old D1000 bas)
+202 Reply
Avatar
Andrew 26 June 2022 06:13
Admins are a bunch of Snapdragon fanboys they will ignore this comment.
+43 Reply