MediaTek Dimensity 8020 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


MediaTek Dimensity 8020 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 8 core processor released in Q2/2023 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2019.
Mediatek Dimensity (36) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (101)
MediaTek Dimensity 8000 (4) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/870 (3)
3 Generation 7
Cortex-A78 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Kryo 585
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Dimensity 8020 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 clocks with 2.84 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz
4x Cortex-A78
A-Core 2.84 GHz
1x Kryo 585 Prime
2.00 GHz
4x Cortex-A55
B-Core 2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 585 Gold
-- C-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 585 Silver

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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-G77 MP9 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.25 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.59 GHz
Vallhall 1 GPU Generation 6
7 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
9 Compute units 2
144 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version 12.0

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-G77 MP9 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
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 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the MediaTek Dimensity 8020, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 71.3 GB/s enabled.

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR5-5500, LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 71.3 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.75 MB
-- L3 Cache 4.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The MediaTek Dimensity 8020 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is 10 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Dimensity 8020 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 5 nm. The cache of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is at 5.75 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
5 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q2/2023 Release date Q4/2019
-- Release price --
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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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
839 (99%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
845 (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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
3328 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3295 (99%)

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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1125 (96%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1176 (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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
3631 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3244 (89%)

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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
ARM Mali-G77 MP9 @ 0.85 GHz
979 (78%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Qualcomm Adreno 650 @ 0.59 GHz
1250 (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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
668494 (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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
598103 (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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
5846 (100%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

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 8020 MediaTek Dimensity 8020
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
15 (100%)

Devices using this processor

MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Unknown OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

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