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MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G benchmark which processor is better

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, comparison of GPUs Mali-G77 MC9 and Adreno 650.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Dimensity 1200 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A78) and Snapdragon 870 5G is octa-core (Kryo 585 Prime). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special testing software such as Mozilla Kraken, PCMark, WebXPRT 3, PassMark, Octane V2, 3DMark, Neocore, GFXBench, Vellamo, Geekbench 5, AnTuTu 8, Quadrant, even the gaming performance of processors in Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Minecraft Bedrock, PUBG, Sniper 3D, Mortal Kombat, Real Racing 3 etc.

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which chip is better to buy Dimensity 1200 or Snapdragon 870 5G and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
MediaTek Dimensity 1200
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G

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% Snapdragon 870 5G98%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Dimensity 120087% Snapdragon 870 5G83%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Dimensity 120089% Snapdragon 870 5G91%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Dimensity 1200 Snapdragon 870 5G
Total score634362703475
CPU163368198282
GPU139627247327
MEM106600113635
UX93142103275

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Dimensity 1200 Snapdragon 870 5G
Single-Core13491106
Multi-Core41873869

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Dimensity 1200 Snapdragon 870 5G
Frequency3000 MHz3200 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
1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 Prime
3x2.48 GHz Kryo 585 Gold
4x2.0 GHz Kryo 585 Silver
Power consumption (TDP)10 W10 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)
Max. Memory16 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency42662750
Memory bandwidth2944
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache32 KB512 KB
L2 cache320 KB1 MB
L3 cache8 MB4 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 Snapdragon 870 5G is 6% better than Dimensity 1200 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G77 MC9Adreno 650
GPU Frequency800 MHz645 MHz
GFloPS5041348
# of Cores9
# of Shader Units512
Display2520 x 1080 pixels3840 x 2160 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 Mobile28.826.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)71.482.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra98.550.3
Call of Duty: Mobile55.546.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)61.671.4
Minecraft: Pocket Edition89.5103.8
Real Racing 319762.9
Sniper 3D216.795.6
Need for Speed No Limits157.690.5
Mortal Kombat X157.665.4
CSR Racing 2137.965.4
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 MP200 MP
Dual Camera resolution32 MP25 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 480
Video Encoding FPS24060
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCH.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
ModemSub 6GHz 5G Multi-ModeQualcomm Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System 5G
Download speed4700 MBit/s.7500 MBit/s.
Upload speed2500 MBit/s.3000 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo E1 + E5a, GPS L1CA+L5, Glonass L1OF, NavIC, QZSS L1CA+ L5, BeiDou B1I+ B2aBeidou, GPS, Galileo, NavIC enabled, Dual frequency GNSS, QZSS, GNSS, SBAS, GLONASS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G is better: 19
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel testing and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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