MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


MediaTek Dimensity 800U CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
MediaTek Dimensity 800U Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the MediaTek Dimensity 800U and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 8 core processor released in Q3/2020 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2022.
Mediatek Dimensity (36) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
MediaTek Dimensity 700/720/800 (4) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 7/8 Gen 1 (3)
1 Generation 1
Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Cortex-X2 / -A710 / -A510
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 clocks with 3.00 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.40 GHz
2x Cortex-A76
A-Core 3.00 GHz
1x Kryo Prime
2.00 GHz
6x Cortex-A55
B-Core 2.50 GHz
3x Kryo Gold
-- C-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo Silver

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 780 @ 26 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

ARM Mali-G57 MP3 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 730
0.95 GHz GPU frequency 0.82 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
Vallhall 1 GPU Generation 7
7 nm Technology 4 nm
2 Max. displays 0
3 Compute units --
48 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

ARM Mali-G57 MP3 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 730
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 12 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR5-6400
12 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
17.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 2.00 MB
-- L3 Cache 6.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is at 8.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 4 nm.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
7 nm Technology 4 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv9-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android, Windows 10 (ARM)
Q3/2020 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Dimensity 800U (53%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Dimensity 800U (48%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
593 (48%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1229 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1783 (48%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3722 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
753 (57%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1322 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1882 (54%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3490 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (49%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.82 GHz
745 (100%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
368465 (39%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
948574 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3621 (52%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7023 (100%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
334689 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
26 (100%)

Devices using this processor

MediaTek Dimensity 800U Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Unknown Xiaomi 12 Pro

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