Dimensity 1100 vs Snapdragon 865 Full Benchmark Comparison

Dimensity 1100, A top-tier chipset from MediaTek up against and Qualcomm’s previous flagship Snapdragon 865. Below you will find a detailed comparison between Snapdragon 865 and Dimensity with AnTuTu, Geekbench, and gaming benchmarks.

You will find Dimensity 1100 in Vivo S9, Vivo S10, Realme Q3 Pro, POCO X3 GT some more smartphones. Snapdragon 865 is quite more popular and it’s part of smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, OnePlus 8T, Mi 10, and plenty of others

Before we proceed to benchmarks, let’s take a look at the specifications comparison of both chipsets



Dimensity 1100Snapdragon 865

2x 2.3GHz – Cortex A76(Kryo 465 Gold)
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55(Kryo 465 Silver)

2x 2.2GHz – Cortex A76(Kryo 460 Gold)
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55(Kryo 460 Silver)
Clock speed2600 MHz2840 MHz
Fabrication Process6nm7nm
L1 Cache512 kb
L2 Cache2 Mb1 Mb
L3 Cache3 Mb4 Mb

Both have an octa-core processor. However, Dimensity is 6nm with four Cortex A-78 running at 2.6GHz and four efficiency Cortex A55 running at 1.8GHz. Snapdragon 865 is a 7nm chipset, with a slightly different core arrangement. It has one 2.84GHz Cortex A-77 core along with three 2.45GHz Cortex-A78 secondary cores and four 1.8 GHz Cortex A55 power-efficient cores.


Dimensity 1100Snapdragon 865
NameMali-G77 MC9Adreno 650
GPU clock speed850 MHz587 MHz
GPU execution units112
Shading unit114512

Mali G77 MC9 has more GPU clock and execution units, on the other hand, Snapdragon 865 has more shading units and FLOPS. They both have their own gaming features like Qualcomm Elite gaming and MediaTek Hyper engine 3.0

Multimedia and Memory

Dimensity 1100Snapdragon 865
Display resolution2520 x 1080 pixels3840 x 2160 pixels
Camera resolution2 x 32+16 megapixels
max 108 megapixel
2 x 25 megapixels(dual)
max 200 megapixel
Video resolution8k @ 30fps4k @ 60fps
StorageUFS 3.1UFS 3.1
AI EngineMediaTek APU 3.0Hexagon 698
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR5
Memory speed4266 MHz2750 MHz
Size8 GB8GB
Bus4 x 16 bit4 x 16 bit
Bandwidthunknown44 Gbps

Snapdragon 865 supports more display resolution and it has LPDDR5 RAM. Dimensity 1100 can capture 8K videos and supports faster LPDDR4X RAM.

Connectivity and Other info

Dimensity 1100Snapdragon 865
ModemHelio M70 5G, LTE Cat. 19X55, LTE Cat. 24
Download speed4700 Mbps2000 Mbps
Upload speed2500 Mbps316 Mbps
Release dateJanuary 2021December 2019

Dimensity 1100 is a way ahead here with almost 2x download speed, 7x upload speed, and the latest Bluetooth 5.2


This is an AnTutu, Geekbench 5, and gaming benchmarks comparison between Dimensity 1100 and snapdragon 865.


Dimensity 1100(Vivo S9)Snapdragon 865(Mi 10 Pro)

Geekbench 5


Gaming Performance

PUBG Mobile (high)49 fps61 fps
Call of Duty: Mobile (ultra)57 fps60 fps
Genshin Impact (Ultra)50 fps 59 fps
Fortnite(High)25 fps30 fps
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Ultra)61 fps57 fps


So which one is better out of these two? Snapdragon 865 is slightly behind the AnTuTu score. It’s the same story in Geekbench 5 benchmarks. In multi-core benchmarks, they are almost identical

At first glance, Dimensity 1100 seems to have a better GPU. Maybe it’s more shading units or well-optimized elite gaming feature, but in almost every game Snapdragon 865 is better.

Even for year older chipset, Snapdragon 865 still holds up pretty well and gives better performance in gaming that’s it will the winner here. Yes, connectivity options are still better on Dimensity 1100, but that won’t appeal to most people.

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