Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU1 vs CPU2 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 MediaTek Dimensity 7050

CPU comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or MediaTek Dimensity 7050 - 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 888 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.84 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was released in Q1/2021.

The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 was released in Q2/2023.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Mediatek Dimensity (36)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (2) CPU group MediaTek Dimensity 7000 (3)
8 Generation 1
Kryo 680 Architecture Cortex-A78 / Cortex-A55
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is 2.84 GHz while the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 is at 2.60 GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.84 GHz
1x Kryo 680 Prime
A-Core 2.60 GHz
2x Cortex-A78
2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 680 Gold
B-Core 2.00 GHz
6x Cortex-A55
1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 680 Silver
C-Core --

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 7050
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware Mediatek APU
Hexagon 780 @ 26 TOPS AI specifications MediaTek APU 550
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or MediaTek Dimensity 7050 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 660 GPU ARM Mali-G68 MP4
0.84 GHz GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation Vallhall 2
5 nm Technology 6 nm
0 Max. displays 1
-- Compute units 4
-- Shader 64
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
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 660 GPU ARM Mali-G68 MP4
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
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 888 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 44.0 GB/s.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 7050
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR5-5500, LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 44.0 GB/s
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is --, while the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 7050
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is manufactured in 5 nm and has 9.00 MB cache. The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 is manufactured in 6 nm and has a 0.00 MB cache.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Characteristic MediaTek Dimensity 7050
5 nm Technology 6 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
Q1/2021 Release date Q2/2023
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (77%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (74%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1088 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
799 (73%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3250 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2205 (68%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1174 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
949 (81%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3151 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2512 (80%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Adreno 660 @ 0.84 GHz
1720 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
ARM Mali-G68 MP4 @ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
816812 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
715600 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
6125 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
26 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 MediaTek Dimensity 7050
ASUS Zenfone 8 mini Unknown

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