Snapdragon 888 vs Dimensity 9000

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (Mali-G710). 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
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 9000
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 888
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (60 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 23%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1002K vs 814K
  • Announced later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (3050 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1002557
CPU 211249 257778
GPU 304417 400071
Memory 139986 156049
UX 152836 188263
Total score 814443 1002557

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% 90%
Graphics test 30 FPS 48 FPS
Score 5119 8047

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
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Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
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Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
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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 9000

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)
1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 3050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv9-A
L1 cache 512 KB 1024 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 3.5 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
Process 5 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP 10 W 4 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G710
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 3
GPU frequency 840 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 10
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 3750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 60 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 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 320MP, 3x 32MP
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. 24
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, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2020 November 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 MT6983
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site MediaTek Dimensity 9000 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Yash Shahni 08 April 2022 06:31
Snapdragon is still the king. I used two phones together for 2 years. One has 778G snapdragon and the other has dimensity 1200. Initial 5-6 months dimensity 1200 gave better performance. But after 6 months dimensity started to die...but snapdragon still outperformed the dimensity. So if you want a long-term winner then for sure snapdragon it is.
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hastag 21 December 2021 06:49
Byebye snapdragon. Overprice heating omg 😂
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Mohamad 09 December 2021 11:50
Snapdragon is lost the Game
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S.vamsi 20 May 2022 16:34
But snapdragon always power efficient processor. Mediatek has only powerfull processor.
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1TrainSF 25 May 2022 18:41
S.vamsi, 10w vs 4w, who is the power-efficient? And with all the overheating issues, how can you say that?
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Nabil 26 July 2022 08:13
Imagine comparing soc of 2 different gens. Try to compare with the latest. SD 8+ gen 1 is much more efficient than 8gen 1. And 8+ gen 1 almost perform same as d9000+. Not to mention that 8+ gen 1 has superior GPU. Literally, andreno slaps Mali in the GPU section. D9000+ just have a power efficiency advantage over 8 + gen 1. Rest 8+ gen 1 is superior.
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