Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G CPU1 vs CPU2 MediaTek Dimensity 800U
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G MediaTek Dimensity 800U

CPU comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G or MediaTek Dimensity 800U - 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G was released in Q1/2020.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 12 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The MediaTek Dimensity 800U was released in Q3/2020.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (102) Family Mediatek Dimensity (36)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 (1) CPU group MediaTek Dimensity 700/720/800 (4)
2 Generation 1
Kryo 465 Architecture Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is 2.30 GHz while the MediaTek Dimensity 800U has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Dimensity 800U is at 2.40 GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz
2x Kryo 465 Gold
A-Core 2.40 GHz
2x Cortex-A76
1.80 GHz
6x Kryo 465 Silver
B-Core 2.00 GHz
6x Cortex-A55

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 800U
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 692 @ 5 TOPS AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G or MediaTek Dimensity 800U 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU ARM Mali-G57 MP3
0.70 GHz GPU frequency 0.95 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation Vallhall 1
14 nm Technology 7 nm
2 Max. displays 2
-- Compute units 3
128 Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU ARM Mali-G57 MP3
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 14.9 GB/s. The MediaTek Dimensity 800U supports up to 12 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 17.1 GB/s.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 800U
LPDDR4X-1866 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
8 GB Max. Memory 12 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
14.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 17.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is --, while the MediaTek Dimensity 800U has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 800U
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is manufactured in 8 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The MediaTek Dimensity 800U is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 0.00 MB cache.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8 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
Q1/2020 Release date Q3/2020
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (95%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (95%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U (98%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
549 (93%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
593 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1676 (94%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1783 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
732 (97%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
753 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1770 (94%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1882 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.70 GHz
358 (98%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
332605 (90%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
368465 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
269796 (81%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
334689 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3911 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3621 (93%)

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
5 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G MediaTek Dimensity 800U
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