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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs MediaTek Dimensity 820 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs MediaTek Dimensity 820

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Detailed compare data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs MediaTek Dimensity 820, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G57 MP5 and Adreno 650.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Snapdragon 865 is octa-core (Kryo 585) and Dimensity 820 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful review of all the specifications of the processors, 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 Geekbench 5, Neocore, Quadrant, PassMark, Octane V2, GFXBench, WebXPRT 3, AnTuTu 8, Vellamo, PCMark, Mozilla Kraken, 3DMark, and how good the chips are in games Sniper 3D, Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Minecraft Bedrock, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Mortal Kombat, PUBG, Real Racing 3 etc.

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processors is better to buy Snapdragon 865 or Dimensity 820 and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
MediaTek Dimensity 820

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
Snapdragon 86598% Dimensity 82081%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 86580% Dimensity 82073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 86592% Dimensity 82074%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 865 Dimensity 820
Total score583551418747
CPU185770135989
GPU217771116434
MEM10531188895
UX9567777760

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 865 Dimensity 820
Single-Core934897
Multi-Core34352961

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 865 Dimensity 820
Frequency2840 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration8x2.84 GHz Kryo 5854x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W10 W
Memory type4x16bit, LPDDR5 LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency27502133
Memory bandwidth4417.07
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.3-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 865 is 8% better than Dimensity 820 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 650Mali-G57 MP5
GPU Frequency600 MHz850 MHz
GFloPS989705.5
# of Cores5
# of Shader Units512
Display2840 x 2160 pixels2520 x 1080 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 Mobile29.430.7
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)62.847.4
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra58.657.4
Call of Duty: Mobile59.239.8
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)49.638.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition76.558.1
Real Racing 373.371.8
Sniper 3D111.3109.1
Need for Speed No Limits93.868.9
Mortal Kombat X8566
CSR Racing 270.374.6
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 MP80 MP
Dual Camera resolution25 MP32 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 480
Video Encoding FPS960240
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System 5G5G Multi-Mode
Download speed7500 MBit/s.4700 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.2500 MBit/s.
NavigationSBAS, NavIC enabled, Galileo, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, BeidouGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is better: 31
The number of parameters for which MediaTek Dimensity 820 is better: 7
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint comparison and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs Snapdragon 865 and Dimensity 820, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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