Dimensity 1200 V/S Snapdragon 870

Dimensity 1200 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 are two very familiar contemporary names. Let’s see Dimensity 1200 V/S Snapdragon 870.

In January 2021, MediaTek unveiled its most powerful chipset, the Dimensity 1200, which could be seen in affordable flagship devices in the near future.

Interestingly, this chipset is all set to lock horns with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 for the flagship killer segment in the market, so it makes sense to compare these two chipsets closely.

The snapdragon 870 is based on the 7nm fabrication process just like its siblings- the snapdragon 865 and 865 plus.

MediaTek, however, has switched to the 6nm fabrication on the Dimensity 1200.

Smaller fabrication process is known to provide better performance with increased power efficiency as well.

Both the chipsets have octa core CPUs with 1+3+4 arrangement.

The Snapdragon 870 is more like an overclocked Snapdragon 865+. It has a Cortex A77 prime core clocked at 3.2 GHz. The 3 performance cores are also the same Cortex A77 running at 2.42 GHz while the 4 efficiency cores are the Cortex A55 cores at 1.8 GHz.

The Dimensity 1200 has more powerful Cortex A78 based cores. Its prime core is a Cortex A78 core at 3.0 GHz. The 3 performance cores are also Cortex A78 based running at 2.6 GHz while the 4 efficiency cores are Cortex A55 at 2.0 GHz.

Apart from the higher clock speed of the prime core in the Snapdragon 870, the Dimensity 1200 clearly has an upper hand in every aspect in the CPU performance.

The Snapdragon 870 integrates the same Adreno 650 GPU as its predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 while, the Dimensity 1200 contains a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU.

Benchmarking results have shown that the Adreno 650 performs slightly better than the Mali-G77. However, in real time usage you won’t find a significant difference.

Both the chipsets are 5G ready and have support for Wifi 6 as well as Bluetooth 5.2. So there will be no issues with the connectivity with either of them.

Benchmarks clearly report that one would have no complaints with performance on any of the chipsets. 

AnTuTu scores were incredibly close with the Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 870 scoring 711,664 and 719,585 points respectively as shown in the figure:- 

Conclusion(Dimensity 1200 V/S Snapdragon 870:-

  • The Snapdragon 870 continues with the legacy of the Snapdragon 865+ with an even more powerful CPU while the Dimensity 1200 is also a beast with its upgraded CPU and GPU. 
  • Both these chipsets will handle any games or apps you throw at them seamlessly. 
  • They are all set to provide incredible performance at a price lower than the more premium segment. 
  • So looking for a flagship performance at a price that doesn’t hit your pocket hard? Devices powered by these chipsets might come in handy! 😉

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