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MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985 benchmark which processor is better

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985, comparison of GPUs Mali-G77 MC9 and Mali-G77 MP8.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Dimensity 1200 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A78) and Kirin 985 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics of the chipsets, so that it can be easier to read, is summarized in the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in synthetic type tests such as Vellamo, AnTuTu 8, Geekbench, PCMark, Quadrant, WebXPRT 3, 3DMark, PassMark, GFXBench, Neocore, Mozilla Kraken, Octane V2, even the gaming performance of chipsets in Real Racing 3, Sniper 3D, Mortal Kombat, Minecraft Bedrock, Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, PUBG etc.

   After looking at the data of all benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which SoCs is better to buy Dimensity 1200 or Kirin 985 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2.

 
MediaTek Dimensity 1200
HiSilicon Kirin 985

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Dimensity 120095% Kirin 98582%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Dimensity 120087% Kirin 98577%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Dimensity 120089% Kirin 98577%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Dimensity 1200 Kirin 985
Total score634362423580
CPU163368134631
GPU139627142013
MEM10660079179
UX9314267029

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Dimensity 1200 Kirin 985
Single-Core1349880
Multi-Core41872995

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Dimensity 1200 Kirin 985
Frequency3000 MHz2580 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography6 nm7 nm
Transistors count5800 millions
Core configuration1x3.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A78
3x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A78
4x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
1x2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency42661600
Memory bandwidth2934.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache32 KB
L2 cache320 KB
L3 cache8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Dimensity 1200 is 14% better than Kirin 985 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G77 MC9Mali-G77 MP8
GPU Frequency800 MHz800 MHz
GFloPS504628
# of Cores98
# of Shader Units
Display2520 x 1080 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile28.827.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)71.454.1
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra98.556.2
Call of Duty: Mobile55.541.2
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)61.645.6
Minecraft: Pocket Edition89.575.1
Real Racing 319798.4
Sniper 3D216.7106.8
Need for Speed No Limits157.689.9
Mortal Kombat X157.673.1
CSR Racing 2137.973.1
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution200 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution32 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)
Video Encoding FPS24060
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCH.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemSub 6GHz 5G Multi-Mode21
Download speed4700 MBit/s.1277 MBit/s.
Upload speed2500 MBit/s.175 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo E1 + E5a, GPS L1CA+L5, Glonass L1OF, NavIC, QZSS L1CA+ L5, BeiDou B1I+ B2aGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is better: 33
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 985 is better: 7
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel testing and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs Dimensity 1200 and Kirin 985, as well as read the test results at the links below.
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