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Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000- Specs Comparison

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The battle between the processors is always fierce between Qualcomm and MediaTek. However, they seem to have taken this battle much seriously this time. Both Qualcomm and MediaTek have announced their new flagship chipset with some significant upgrades and additions. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by Qualcomm vs Dimensity 9000 by MediaTek, they’re going head to head this time to secure the title of the best flagship processor of the year.

Let’s dive into the detailed comparison between the two flagship processors by Qualcomm and MediaTek- Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000.

Specifications

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1  Dimensity 9000
CPU Kryo CPU, Octa-core CPU Octa-core CPU
Architecture 1x 3 GHz- Cortex X2

3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex A710

4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex A510 

1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex X2

3x 2.85 GHz – Cortex A710

4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex A510

Process Technology Samsung’s 4nm TSMC’s 4nm
GPU Adreno GPU; Snapdragon Elite Gaming Arm Mali-G710 MC10
Machine Learning and AI 7th-gen AI Engine; 3rd Gen Sensing Hub 5th-gen AI processing unit (APU)
Camera Capability 3.2 Gigapixels per second, 240 12MP photos in one second 9 Gigapixels per second, 320MP camera support
Video Capability 8K HDR, 18-bit RAW, Dedicated Bokeh Engine 4K HDR in all 3 cameras
Modem 5G Modem-RF, Up to 10 Gbps Peak Download 5G Modem, Only sub-6GHz band support, Up to 7 Gbps Peak Download
Wi-Fi Support Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, LE Bluetooth 5.3, LE

 

Overview

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000- CPU

Talking about the CPU, there are many similarities between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. Both the processors have similar architecture and cores. Furthermore, both the processors are built on the 4nm process technology where Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features Samsung’s fabrication process while Dimensity 9000 features the one from TSMC. 

As aforementioned in the specifications, both the processors have 8 cores while Dimensity 9000 has a relatively powerful core frequency for the Cortex A710 and Cortex A510 while the number of cores is the same. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Architecture

Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is 20% faster and 30% more power-efficient than its predecessor whereas MediaTek has not made any sort of claims. However, we’ll know once the official benchmark numbers are released. Nonetheless, both the processors, undoubtedly, will deliver better performance, power efficiency, and security than the previous processors. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000- GPU

As for the GPU, Qualcomm is going with Adreno GPU for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which Qualcomm claims to have 30% faster performance using 25% less power compared to its predecessor. We can expect exciting game features such as Frame Motion Engine, Volumetric lighting, and Variable Rate Shading Pro. The GPU is expected to be the most advanced GPU by Qualcomm.

Mediatek Dimensity 9000 5G

As for the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek will be going with its ARM Mali-G710 GPU which, reportedly, is 20% better in performance compared to its predecessor. The Dimensity 9000 will have a powerful rival to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We’ll have to wait for further details for the detailed review.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000- ISP

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has the 18-bit HDR ISP that is capable of shooting 8k videos in HDR with electronic image stabilization. Furthermore, it can capture up to 240 photos with a resolution of 12MP in just one second. Qualcomm has set a dedicated engine for 4k Bokeh video recording as well. However, it can process up to 3.2 gigapixels per second which is comparatively less than the 8 gigapixels per second of Dimensity 9000.

Dimensity 9000 ISP

On the other hand, Dimensity 9000 has an 18-bit HDR ISP that is capable of shooting up to 8k resolution and gives support up to 320MP. Furthermore, the Dimensity 9000’s ISP can record in 4K HDR in all three cameras simultaneously.

Nonetheless, both the processors will feature the best ISP which can be fully utilized for the customer’s benefit.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000- Memory

Talking about the memory, Dimensity 9000 is the first chipset to feature LPDDR5X memory support while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 only has the LPDDR5 memory like other processors. So, we can say that Dimensity 9000 wins clearly on memory.

Verdict

Both the processors seem promising with the upgrades and additions in different features. The processors are similar in many aspects. However, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 seems to offset the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with its higher core frequencies, new GPU, and powerful ISP. On the other hand, Snapdragon has overtaken Mediatek when it comes to having a double-digit download speed (10Gbps). 

 

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