MediaTek has also announced their new Dimensity flagship mobile processors that are named Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. These new Dimensity processors were in the leaks for quite a long time in which many of the leaks of these SoCs were spotted in the leaked smartphone benchmarks. According to leaks, there are smartphones from Realme, Xiaomi, Redmi, and Ulefone that are going to be launched with the Dimensity 1200 SoC. The Realme X7 and X7 Pro are in the queue to debut in the market along with Ulefone Armor 12 which is going to be a rugged smartphone and one Redmi K40 series smartphone, all these are rumored to utilize these new Dimensity processors.

The processors are definitely going to compete with some of the best performing Snapdragon SoC. And at the current time, the Snapdragon 888, SD 865, and SD 870 are the hottest performing mobile processors in market.

Also Read: Snapdragon 870 VS 865 VS 865 Plus Comparison and AnTuTu-Geekbench Benchmarks

Dimensity 1200 VS 1100 VS SD 888 VS SD 865 VS SD 870 Comparison

Dimensity 1200 VS 1100 VS Snapdrgon 888 VS 870 VS 865 Plus
Dimensity 1200Dimensity 1100SD 888SD 865 PlusSD 870
Fabrication ProcessTSMC 6nmTSMC 6nmSamsung 5nmTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nm
CPU 1 x A78 @ 3.0GHz
3 x A78 @ 2.6GHz
4 x A55 @ 2GHz 

4 x A78 @ 2.6GHz
4 x A55 @ 2GHz 
 1xCortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz
3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz
 4xCortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz
1x Cortex-A77@ 3.1GHz
3x Cortex-A77@ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz
1x Cortex-A77@ 3.2GHz
3x Cortex-A77@ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz
GPUMali G77 MC9
Manhattan 3.0 @ 130fps peak
PUBG Smooth 90fps
Mali G77 MC9
Manhattan 3.0 @ 120fps peak
PUBG Smooth 60fps
 Qualcomm Adreno 660
+35% perf vs SD865
Qualcomm Adreno 650
+10% perf vs SD865
Adreno 650 (same as SD865+?)
Memory4x LP4x 2133Mhz PoP
UFS 3.1 2 Lane
4x LP4x 2133Mhz PoP
UFS 3.1 2 Lane
3200MHz LPDDR5 / 51.2GB/s
3MB system level cache
2133MHz LPDDR4X / 33.4GB/s
or
2750MHz LPDDR5 / 44.0GB/s
3MB system level cache
2133MHz LPDDR4X / 33.4GB/s
or
2750MHz LPDDR5 / 44.0GB/s
3MB system level cache
Camera1x 200MP
32MP + 16MP dual
1x 108MP
32MP + 16MP dual
Triple 14-bit Spectra 580 ISP
1x 200MP or 84MP with ZSL
64+25MP with ZSL
3x 28MP with ZSL
4K video & 64MP burst capture
Dual 14-bit Spectra 480 ISP
1x 200MP or 64MP with ZSL
2x 25MP with ZSL
Dual 14-bit Spectra 480 ISP
1x 200MP or 64MP with ZSL
2x 25MP with ZSL
AIAPU 3.0 +10% perfAPU 3.0 Hexagon 780
26 TOPS AI
Hexagon 698
15 TOPS AI
Hexagon 698
15 TOPS AI
Video Decoding4K 60fps, 10-bit AV14K 60fps, 10-bit AV18K 30fps / 4K 120fps 10-bit H.2658K60, AV1 Decode8k 30fps
Video Encoding4K 60fps, 10-bit 4K 60fps, 10-bit 8K30 / 4K120 10-bit H.2658K30 & 4K1208k 30fps
DisplayQHD+ 90Hz
FHD+ 168Hz
QHD+ 90Hz
FHD+ 144Hz
No stated
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
L1 + L5 GNSS
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6
L1 + L5 GNSS
Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 6EWi-Fi 6EWi-Fi 5
ModemSub-6 2CC
5G + 5G DSDS
Sub-6 2CC
5G + 5G DSDS
X60 integrated
(5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave)
DL = 7500 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps
X55 external
5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps
X55 external
5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 VS 1100 VS Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 VS 865 Plus VS 870 comparison table

CPU Performance & Fabrication

Unlike rest of the flagship mobile SoCs, MediaTek has not shifter to the cutting-edge 5nm fabrication. Instead, MediaTek has provided TSMC’s 6nm fabrication that lies b/w the new 5nm and previous 7nm manufacturing design. Both, dimensity 1200 and 1100 are using the 6nm fabrication.

The Snapdragon 888 is a 5nm build processor whose predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus are using the 7nm fabrication. Talking about the SD 870, the SoC doesn’t have anything new and shares almost everything similar to the [previosu Snapdragon 865 Plus and hence the fabrication is also the same i.e. 7nm N7P from TSMC.

The CPU of Dimensity 1100 and 1200 comprises Cortex A78 and A55 cores in the performance and efficiency department. The Dimensity 1100 has a 4+4 distribution of cores with clock speeds of 2.6GHz and 2.0GHz respectively. A similar cores’ distribution is also present in the Dim 1200 but in a 1+3+4 cluster design where the one top-performing core has been clocked to 3.0GHz. With the Dimensity 1200, MediaTek has claimed a 22% performance boost and 25% efficiency boost.

The Snapdragon 888 comes out top be the best as there is one prime core which is using the Cortex-X1 IP design. The C-X1 cores comes with high power consumption to deliver heavy RAM computational powers. Rest of the mid-tear cores are based on the Cortex-A78 and efficiency cores on Cortex-A55. The clock speed of the cores seems to be less as compared to the Dimensity 1200 but SD 888 surely have advantage of better IP design that comes in the name of Cortex-X1.

The Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus, and 870 are also sharing a similar CPU design. All three have a 1+3+4 cluster distribution with Cortex-A76 and A55 design. The only difference that comes in is in the clock speeds of the prime core which is 2.84GHz, 3.1GHz, and 3.2GHz in the SD 865, 865 Plus, and 870 respectively. The Snapdragon 865 Plus boosts 10% performance improvement over the SD 865 whereas the SD 888 has a 25% performance upgrade.

Also Read: Dimensity 800U AnTuTu Scores, Specs & Performance: Is it better than Snapdragon 765G

GPU

MediaTek has gone with the Mali G77 MP9 GPUs in both chips. This is a 9-core GPU that lies in the ARM’s last-gen flagship GPU series i.e. the G77. Many of the flagship processors like Exynos 2100 are using the Mali G78 GPUs with cores as high in numbers as 24, and in comparison to that, it seems like MediaTek has done a not-so-impressive job in terms of the GPU.

The Snapdragon 888 has the company’s latest Adreno 660 GPU that has been touted by Qualcomm to provide a 35% GPU performance boost over the Snapdragon 865. The Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus and 870, these SoCs have the same Adreno 650 GPUs. While the SD 865’s GPU is clocked at 587MHz, the 865 Plus and 870 have the same at 620MHz. This gives the latter two GPU performance boost of 10% over the former.

AnTuTu-Geekbench Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark Scores

We have seen a decent and consistent uplift in the AnTuTu scores in this year’s processors over the previous one’s. The Snapdragon 865 was having an average score of 600000 followed by the Snapdragon 865 Plus reaching a score of 650000. The Snapdragon 870’s AnTuTu score is yet to come but we can expect a score of ranging between 680000-700000. The Snapdragon 888 is one tn top of the list with an average score of around 720000+.

As for Dimensity 1100 and 1200 we will have to wait a little bit as these processors have just been launched and it will take time for AnTuTu benchmark scores to appear online.

Geekbench Benchmark Scores

Talking about the Geekbench scores, the Snapdragon 865 Plus was the first Qualcomm mobile SoC to touch the mark of 3000 in Multi-Core scores. Here is how the Geekbench scores of the Snapdragon processors looks on-paper.

  • Snapdragon 888: 1,127 (Single-Core) and 3,728 (Multi-Core)
  • Snapdragon 865: 932 (Single-Core) and 3,450 (Multi-Core)
  • Snapdragon 865 Plus: 973 (Single-Core) and 3,346 (Multi-Core)
  • Snapdragon 870: 1,034(Single-Core) and 3,513 (Multi-Core)

5G Connectivity

The 5G connectivity is evolving with the launch of every new mobile processor but the ame can;t be said with the Dimensity 1200 and 1100. These chips do have an integrated 5G modem but the modem only supports Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity while the SD 888’s X60 5G modem supports mmWave as well. The peak download speed of SD 888 is 7.5Gbps whereas the Dimensity 1100 & 1200 are at 4.5Gbps.

As far as the SD 865, 865 Plus and 870 are concerned, there is no integrated 5G modem. Instead, they have support for discrete Qualcomm X55 5G modem which is still better in connectivity than Dimenaity 1200 and 1100. It reaches a max speed of 7Gbps and supports both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G.

Also Read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 VS 460 comparison: Which is better?

Bottom Line

MediaTek have always been known for providing an affordable mobile processor alternatives to every leading chipsets. The Dimensity 1200 and 1100 are also looking to have been launched for the same purpose. It is a fact that chipsets are becoming powerful every year but the cost of this upgrade is also increasing. Hence, MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and 1100 are a good choice for those who want better performance than last year but still want to be in a budget.

Cheaper product always comes with some limitations and so did these new new Dimensity processors e.g. the compromise in the fabrication process, absence of Cortex-X1 CPU core, an average 5G modem, etc. some of the few. The straight verdict says that the Snapdragon 888 is untouchable by the Dimensity 1200 and 1100 SoCs but are good competitors for the Snapdragon 865 Plus and Snapdragon 870.

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