There’s always a battle going on between the Taiwanese MediaTek and the American Qualcomm over innovation in the semiconductor industry. Obviously, there’s a huge feud over performance that ultimately helps consumers to get the best, while Qualcomm is focussed more on flagships and mid-range, MediaTek delivers great SoCs at both budget and mid-range.
However, in recent times, the Taiwanese firm’s mid-range Dimesity SoCs with 5G support has given a bit of pain to Qualcomm, as these mobile processors cost less and provide better performance to that of the Snapdragon 700 series SoCs. While Dimensity 1000 is MediaTek’s flagship SoC that is a mid-range processor, it has failed to match the Snapdragon 800 series chips.
Although, MediaTek’s price-to-performance ratio is just nailing the competition, take the recent Dimensity 820, another mid-range chip, it has overpowered Qualcomm’s best i.e. the Snapdragon 765G. Want to see the comparison? Notebookcheck has done a great job bringing in all of the scores together:
Here Redmi 10X Pro 5G is powered by the Dimensity 820 chip while both the OnePlus Nord and Redmi K30 5G are powered by Snapdragon 765G. In the Geekbench, we see the Dimensity 820 scoring an impressive score of 629 points while the Snapdragon 765G manages to grab just 606 points, not a huge difference but still MediaTek wins.
In the multi-core tests, the things however seem to be different as the Dimensity grabs a handsome score of 2,568 points while the Snapdragon 765G 820 only managing 1,710 points. This difference in performance is huge as in about 50% better performance.
Coming to AnTuTu, the Dimensity 820 records a CPU score of 124,080 points while the Snapdragon 765G only manages to score 102,643 points, about 20% advantage in CPU performance for MediaTek here as well.
If you are thinking if Snapdragon chip will win in the GPU segment (as most Qualcomm chips have better iGPU) but in this segment too, Dimensity 820’s GPU scores 123,609 in AnTuTu’s GPU test. On the other hand, the Adreno GPU on the Snapdragon 765G manages to score only 92,870 points – a clear win for MediaTek by 33% margin.
According to 3DMark, the Dimensity 820 scores 4,518 points in the Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) test while the Snapdragon 765G only manages 3,442 points. This is almost same as per the AnTuTu GPU test, giving a 31% lead to the MediaTek Dimensity 820.
Overall, this SoC is not much talked about but, however, gives significantly better performance than the Snapdragon competitor, more smartphone vendors should use the Dimensity 820 on their mid-range smartphones now.
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