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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Vs Dimensity 9000

Dive into the heart of mobile processing as we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Vs Dimensity 9000. Witness the evolution of flagship processors, exploring the advancements, benchmark scores, and key features that set these powerhouses apart. Uncover the technological strides and decide which one is better chipset reigns supreme in this head-to-head showdown

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Manufacturer Qualcomm Mediatekl
Announced 24 October, 2023 18 November, 2021
Model SM8650-AB Dimensity 9000
Class Flagship Flagship


Size 4nm 4nm
Cores 8 8
CPU Configuration 1x 3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 Prime core, 5x3.2 GHz Performance -core and 2x2.3 GHz Efficiency-Core 1x Arm Cortex-X2 at 3.05GHz, 3x Arm Cortex-A710 at 2.85GHz and 4x Arm Cortex-A510 at 1.8GHz
High Frequency 3300 MHz 3050 MHz
Performance Core 3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex-X2
Power Efficient Core 2x 2.27 GHz – Cortex-A520 4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE) hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L1 Cache 1024 KB
L2 cache 3.5 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 4 W
Storage Type UFS 4.0 UFS 3.1


GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 750 Arm Mali-G710 MC10
GPU frequency 770 MHz 850 MHz
GPU Architecture Adreno 700 Valhall 3
FLOPS 4730.8
OpenCL Version 2.0 2.0
DirectX Support 12 12
Vulkan version 1.3 1.1
Shading units 1536 512
Video Encoding Codecs: H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)), HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision®, HDR10+, H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), VP8, VP9, AV1

H.264, HEVC

Video Playback Codecs: H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)), HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision®, HDR10+, H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), VP8, VP9, AV1

H.264, HEVC, VP-9, AV1

Gaming Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ MediaTek’s HyperEngine 5.0 gaming


APU / NPU / AI Proc. / Neural IP Qualcomm® AI Engine (Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU) MediaTek APU 590
Extra Feature Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU
• Fused AI accelerator architecture
• Hexagon scalar, vector, and tensor accelerators
• Hexagon Direct Link
• Upgraded Micro Tile Inferencing
• Upgraded power delivery system
• Support for mix precision (INT8+INT16)
• Support for all precisions (INT4, INT8, INT16, FP16)


RAM frequency 4800 MHz 3750 MHz
RAM Max 24 GB 16 GB
Max Bandwidth 64 Gbit/s 60 Gbit/s
Bus Speed 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit


Cellular Modem Snapdragon™ X75 5G Modem-RF system Mediatek 5G Modem
Cellular Technology Cellular Technology: sub-6 GHz, HSPA, TDD, LTE, WCDMA, FDD, SA (standalone), NSA (non-standalone), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE, EN-DC, CBRS, NR-DC (mmWave-sub6 dual connectivity), SA (standalone) mmWave, mmWave

2G-5G Multi-Mode, 5G/4G CA, 5G/4G FDD / TDD, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), EDGE, GSM, TD-SCDMA, WDCDMA

5G Modem
5G Network 4x4 MIMO (Sub-6), 2x2 MIMO (mmWave), 8 carriers (mmWave) 300MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, R16 UL Enhancement, 2x2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallback
5G mmWave
5G sub-6 GHz
Download Speed 10 Gbps 7Gbps
Upload Speed 3.5 Gbps 2.5Gbps
Dual SIM
Extra Feature Multi SIM: Global 5G Multi-SIM, Dual SIM support Qualcomm® DSDA Gen 2 (Dual Data)

Wireless System

wireless System Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 System Mediatek Wireless System
Wi-Fi Band 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a (6 Ghz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi 7
Download Speed 5.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.4 5.3
GPS Qualcomm® Location Suite (Galileo, Beidou, NavIC, GPS, GLONASS, QZSS) GPS L1CA+L5 / BeiDou B1I+ B2a + B1C / Glonass L1OF / Galileo E1 + E5a / QZSS L1CA+ L5 / NavIC
USB Interface Type: USB-C Specification Version: USB 3.1 Gen2 USB-C, USB 3.1
Extra Feature Features: TDLS, Passpoint, High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link, Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity, MU-MIMO (UL/DL), Wi-Fi Aware R3, Wi-Fi QoS Management, Miracast, Wi-Fi Location, OFDMA (UL/DL), Voice-Enterprise, XPAN Technology


ISP Qualcomm Spectra™ Image Signal Processor •( Cognitive ISP, Triple 18-bit ISPs ) MediaTek Imagiq 790
Single Camera Up to 200 megapixel photo capture (Up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag) 320MP
Multi Camera . Up to 64+36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
. Up to 36 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
3x 32MP
Video capture 8K HDR video capture @ 30 FPS
4K video capture @ 120 FPS
Slow-mo video capture at 720p @ 960 FPS
4K HDR Video + AI-NR

Video Codec Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision®, HDR10, HDR10+, Google Ultra HDR H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Extra Feature Bokeh Engine 2 for video capture
Pro Sight video capture
18-bit HDR-ISP fusion up to 9Gpixel/s
World’s 1st simultaneous triple camera 18-bit HDR video recording (three cameras recording with three exposures per frame)

Display and Audio Support

Display Support 4K Ultra HD @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz 144Hz WQHD+ / 180Hz Full HD+ display support
Refresh Rate 144Hz 180Hz
Extra Feature Maximum External Display Resolution: 8K @ 30 Hz
High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR Vivid, HDR10, HDR10+
Color Depth: 10-bit
Color Gamut: Rec. 2020
Audio Playback Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ smart speaker amplifier

Audio Processing Technologies: Snapdragon Sound™ technology


Security Features Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor, Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor Max

Secure Processing Unit (SPU): Biometric Authentication (Face), Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint), Biometric Authentication (Iris), Biometric Authentication (Voice)

Fingerprint and Face Unlock
Fingerprint Sensor
Face Detection


Charging Speed Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 5 technology


AnTuTu benchmark scores 1958738 1010546
Geekbench scores Single-Core Score - 2213
Multi-Core Score - 7294
Single-Core Score - 1275
Multi-Core Score - 4314
3DMark 16273 8047
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