Is The Dimensity 9300 A Lot Better CPU Than the Snapdragon 8th Gen 3?

By Nabadeep
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Released in late 2023 the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is a potent flagship smartphone CPU that rivals the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and has a ton of amazing capabilities, especially for fans of mobile gaming.

Whereas, Launched in late 2023, Qualcomm’s most recent flagship mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 offers notable enhancements over its predecessor in a number of areas.

In terms of device comparison, the performance of two flagship Android SoCs in 2024: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Dimensity 9300.

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Giving a quick rundown of both SoCs’ fundamental architectures. The Dimensity 9300 features a 4+4 arrangement, but the SD 8 Gen 3 has a 1+5+2 configuration. This indicates that the Dimensity 9300 has four large cores and four medium cores, compared to the SD 8 Gen 3’s one large core, five medium cores, and two small cores.

CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Snapdragon 8 Gen 398
Dimensity 930098

Gaming Performance  
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulkan  
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3              100
Dimensity 9300100

Battery life  
Efficiency of battery consumption  
Snapdragon 8 Gen 391
Dimensity 930092

Nano Review Score  
Overall Chip Score  
Snapdragon 8 Gen 398
Dimensity 930098

In terms of benchmarks, the Snapdragon’s processor marginally surpasses the Dimensity 9300 in AnTuTu, although the Dimensity 9300 scores higher in Geekbench multi-core. But real-world performance is not often reflected in benchmarks.

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

When it comes to ongoing performance evaluation, The Vivo X00 with the Dimensity 9300 scored 79% and the IQOO 12 with the SD 8 Gen 3 got 82% stability in a 40-thread CPU throttle test. The Vivo X00 actually outperformed the IQOO 12 in the 3D Mark Wildlife stress test (70.9% vs. 66.2%) in terms of GPU stability. The Vivo X00 did, however, also become hotter and lose more battery life.

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Both SoCs showed excellent performance in real-world gaming tests. Both phones maintained an average frame rate of 59.8 FPS in a 1-hour Genshin Impact test at the highest settings and 60 FPS.

Overall, it concludes that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Dimensity 9300 are very close in terms of performance. The SD 8 Gen 3 is slightly more powerful in benchmarks, but the Dimensity 9300 has better sustained GPU performance. However, the Dimensity 9300 also runs hotter and loses more battery life. Ultimately, the best SoC for you will depend on your individual needs and priorities.

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