MediaTek Dimensity 8100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


MediaTek Dimensity 8100 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

CPU comparison

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.85 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 was released in Q1/2022.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was released in Q1/2022.
Mediatek Dimensity (36) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
MediaTek Dimensity 8000 (4) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 7/8 Gen 1 (3)
3 Generation 1
Cortex-A78 / 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 8100 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is 2.85 GHz while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is at 3.00 GHz.

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 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
2.85 GHz
4x Cortex-A78
A-Core 3.00 GHz
1x Kryo Prime
2.00 GHz
4x 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 8100 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 780 @ 26 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

ARM Mali-G610 MP6 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 730
GPU frequency 0.82 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
Vallhall 3 GPU Generation 7
4 nm Technology 4 nm
1 Max. displays 0
6 Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- 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-G610 MP6 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

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR5-6400
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
51.2 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 thermal design power (TDP for short) of the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is --, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is manufactured in 5 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is manufactured in 4 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
5 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)
Q1/2022 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (81%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (95%)
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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
941 (77%)
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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
3765 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3722 (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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
1121 (85%)
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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
3521 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3490 (99%)

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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
811000 (85%)
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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
6735 (96%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7023 (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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
ARM Mali-G610 MP6 @ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.82 GHz
745 (100%)

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 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 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 8100 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
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