MediaTek Dimensity 8100 outscores Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on Geekbench


  • MediaTek Dimensity 8100 has outscored Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset on Geekbench
  • MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is a non-flagship chip, whereas the SD8G1 is a flagship SoC
  • The D8100 will be powering Realme GT Neo 3, OnePlus Nord 3, and more

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset has surpassed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Geekbench 5 benchmarking platform. MediaTek announced the Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 8000 earlier this month. The non-flagship D8100 chip will be powering the upper mid-range smartphones such as the Realme GT Neo 3 and the Redmi K50 series phone that are expected to launch this month.

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The Dimensity 8100 / 8000 is positioned below the Dimensity 9000 flagship chip. Last month, the D9000 defeated the SD8G1 in the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench. Now, the Dimensity 8100 has also managed to outscore Qualcomm’s flagship chip despite being a non-flagship SoC.

Dimensity 8100 promises flagship-level performance

Shown above are screenshots of the Geekbench listings of the Realme GT 2 Pro (RMX3300 model number) and the upcoming Realme GT Neo 3 (RMX3562 model number), shared by reliable tipster Digital Chat Station. These phones are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 8100, respectively.

As can be seen in the screenshots, the Dimensity 8100 scored 965 and 4071 in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. In comparison, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scored 1273 in the single-core test, while it recorded a score of 3809 in the multi-core test. The comparison reveals that even though the D8100 is designed for upper mid-range phones, it managed to surpass the SD8G1 in Geekbench’s multi-core test.

Unlike the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000, which are 4nm chipsets, the Dimensity 8100 / 8000 is based on the older 5nm manufacturing process. Apart from the GT Neo 3, the D8100 chipset is expected to power the upcoming Redmi K50 series phones, the OnePlus Nord 3, and the OPPO K10 series. For those who are unaware, the MediaTek chip is manufactured by TSMC, whereas Qualcomm’s SoCs are built by Samsung.

The performance of the D8100 shows that there is no denying that the Taiwanese chipmaker is making great strides in the industry. A few years back, Qualcomm was ruling the flagship chipset market for mobile devices. In a recent interview, MediaTek’s wireless communication division’s deputy GM, Chen Junhong, said that the flagship mobile processor market is no longer a monopoly.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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