We compared two 8-core processors: Dimensity 8100 vs SD 870. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Dimensity 8100 vs SD 870

Dimensity 8100 vs SD 870 AnTuTu Score

BenchmarkMediaTek Dimensity 8100Qualcomm Snapdragon 870Difference
Antutu857844784669 9.33%
Geekbench3893/10113579/1044 8.77% /  3.26%
3Dmark62134265 45.67%

Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 8100 Specifications


MediaTek Dimensity 8100CPU1 vs CPU2Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
MediaTek Dimensity 8100Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
CPU comparison MediaTek Dimensity 8100 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 – 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 870 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 was released in Q2/2021.
Mediatek DimensityFamilyQualcomm Snapdragon
MediaTek Dimensity 8000CPU groupQualcomm Snapdragon 865/870
Cortex-A78 / Cortex-A55ArchitectureKryo 585

GPU Comparison

Both SoC comes with different Graphics units, snapdragon 870 has Adreno 650 and Dimensity 8100 max has Mali-G610 MC6

GPU nameMali-G610 MC6Adreno 650
Frequency675 MHz
ArchitectureValhall 3Adreno 600
Execution units2
Shading units512
OpenCL version2.02.0
OpenGL version3.23.2
Vulkan API version1.11.1
DirectX version1212

Memory and Storage

Both SoC have exactly the same memory and storage support

ParametersDimensity 8100 maxSnapdragon 870
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4×16 Bit4×16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s
Memory size16 GB
Storage typeUFS 3.1UFS 3.1

Display and Camera

Snapdragon takes a lead in the display and camera department in the comparison between Dimensity 8100 max vs Snapdragon 870.

APUYesHexagon 698
Max resolution2960×14403840 x 2160
Max refresh rate168Hz at Full HD+144Hz at QHD+
10-bit supportSupportedSupported
Max camera1x200MP1x200MP, 2x25MP
Max Video capture4k at 60FPS8k at 30 FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback4k at 60FPS8k at 30 FPS, 4K at 60FPS


5G ModemRelease-16 5G modemX55
5G SupportYesYes
4GLTE cat 24
Download speedup to 2500Mbps
Upload speed316Mbps
Wi-Fi6, 6E6


AnnouncedApril 2022January 2021
Model numberSM7325
Qualcomm official pageSnapdragon 870

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