mediatek dimensity 900 vs snapdragon 865

Mediatek Dimensity 900 vs Snapdragon 865 – Two 8-core processors were compared: the MediaTek Dimensity 900 (Mali-G68 MP4) and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics). The advantages and disadvantages of every chip, technical details, and thorough tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench are all available here.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 900
  • Performs 94% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 46%) AnTuTu 10 score – 747K vs 511K
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2400 MHz)

Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 900

  • Higher GPU frequency (~53%)
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)

Mediatek Dimensity 900 vs Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

Snapdragon 865Mediatek Dimensity 900
Total score747735511277

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance

Snapdragon 86511233275
Dimensity 9009062246
Asset compression150.9 MB/sec109.6 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser84.1 pages/sec59.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer109.4 Mpixels/sec82.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection74.7 images/sec43.6 images/sec
HDR102.4 Mpixels/sec68.4 Mpixels/sec
Background blur10.4 images/sec6 images/sec
Photo processing32.6 images/sec20.6 images/sec
Ray tracing4.19 Mpixels/sec3.07 Mpixels/sec


Graphics test27 FPS13 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile60 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile61 FPS
Fortnite30 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz60 FPS
Genshin Impact60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang59 FPS
DeviceXiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and Dimensity 900


Snapdragon 865Dimensity 900
Architecture1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Frequency2840 MHz2400 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB2 MB
Process7 nanometers6 nanometers
Transistor count10.3 billion10 billion


GPU nameAdreno 650Mali-G68 MP4
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall 2nd gen
GPU frequency587 MHz900 MHz
Execution units24
Shading units512
Total shaders1024
FLOPS1202.1 Gigaflops621 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency2750 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 698Yes
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 2.1, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21602520 x 1080
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 108MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS4K at 30FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS4K at 30FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G supportLTE Cat. 22LTE Cat. 18
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 7500 MbpsUp to 2770 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3000 MbpsUp to 1250 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


AnnouncedDecember 2019May 2021
ClassFlagshipMid range
Model numberSM8250-ABMT6877
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 865 official siteMediaTek Dimensity 900 official site

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