Mediatek Dimensity 8050 Benchmarks on Infinix Note 30 VIP Wildlife Stress Test by mightygadget

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The Infinix Note 30 VIP has just been announced with the new mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 8050 chipset. This is the most powerful Infinix phone that has launched to date and has an impressive spec all around.

This time last year, I reviewed the Realme GT Neo 3, which is equipped with the Dimensity 8100 and benchmarked this against the SD870, which was used don’t Realme Neo 3T.

Based on the naming, you’d think the Dimensity 8050 is the same as the 8100 with some minor differences to reduce cost/performance.

However, the two chipsets are quite different. For a start, the Dimensity 8050 is produced on the older 6nm fabrication process; it then uses a different GPU and also uses slower LPDDR4X memory.

While this may not be quite as good as the Dimensity 8100, the Dimensity 8050 is a superb chipset, and I have found it more than capable for all my needs.

Mediatek Dimensity 8050 vs Dimensity 8100 Specification

MediatekDimensity 8050Dimensity 8100
ProcessTSMC N6 (6nm)5nm TSMC
CPU1x Cortex-A78 @ 3GHz
3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
4x Arm Cortex-A78 @ 2.85GHz
4x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2Ghz
GPUMali-G77 MC9
980 Gigaflops
Arm Mali-G610 MC6
1309 Gigaflops
2133 MHz
3200 MHz

Mediatek Dimensity 8050 vs Dimensity 8100 Benchmarks


Mediatek Dimensity 8050 Benchmarks on Infinix Note 30 VIP Antutu by Mighty Gadget
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
iQOO 12
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Honor Magic5 Pro
Google Tensor G3
Pixel 8 Pro
Dimensity 8200-Ultra
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8100
Realme GT Neo 3
Google Tensor G2
Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor
Pixel 7 6
MediaTek Dimensity 8050
Infinix Note 30 VIP

Both Antutu and Geekbench have updated to new versions, and the results between versions are different. I was able to find a V9 version to test the Infinix Note 30 VIP, and I retested the Realme GT Neo 3 with V10.

With Antutu, there was a bigger difference in the results than I expected. With the V10 test, the total score is 19% higher for the Dimensity 8100, with a 27% advantage with the CPU score. The GPU result is 17% higher, but this was to be expected as the Dimensity 8100 uses a higher-spec Mali-G610 GPU.

Geekbench 5 and 6

Geekbench 5ChipsetSingle CoreMulti Core
Honor Magic5 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 214814932
Honor Magic4 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 112203569
Xiaomi Mi 11Snapdragon 88811393693
OnePlus 9 ProSnapdragon 88811093487
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraExynos 210010793381
Google Pixel 6Google Tensor10422957
XiaomiDimensity 8200-Ultra10053744
OPPO Find X5 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 19763484
Asus ROG Phone 3
Snapdragon 865+9753357
Realme GT Neo 3Dimensity 81009663672
OPPO Find X3 ProSnapdragon 8889283357
Realme X50 ProSnapdragon 8659103205
Infinix Note 30 VIPDimensity 80508543047
Redmi K30 UltraDimensity 1000+7822890
Samsung Galaxy S20Exynos 9907722590

I benchmarked this with the latest and previous versions of Geekbench, just to give a better comparison.

Results are predictable, the Mediatek Dimensity 8050 is better for single-core performance because it has that single core that has a higher clock. Then multi-core favours the Dimensity 8100 due to the other three A78 cores being clocked at 2.85GHz vs 2.6GHz.

Looking at Geekbench 5, which I have used across a lot of devices. The Dimensity 8050 fairs well. The CPU score for the Dimensity 8100 is suspiciously high, which makes me question how accurate the CPU result is for both Geekbench and Antutu.

It is only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 where you see a massive increase in multi-core performance. Even with the single core, the Snapdragon 888 was all over the place among brands. It was the SD8 Gen1 and Gen2 that the single core performance significantly improved.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test & Thermal Throttling

3DMarkChipsetWild Life HighWild Life LowStabilityTemperatureBattery
iQOO 12 RetestSnapdragon 8 Gen 3183461214466.2%26° to 42°87% to 73%
iQOO 12 First TestSnapdragon 8 Gen 318087754941.7%25° to 39°96% to 82%
Samsung Galaxy S24 UltraSnapdragon 8 Gen 317580982855.9%24° to 42°79% to 66%
Honor Magic5 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 212726856767.3%19° to 38°100% to 92%
Honor Magic4 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 110189644563.3%24° to 44°86% to 72%
OPPO Find X5 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 19537606063.5%21° to 44°33% to 23%
Pixel 8 ProGoogle Tensor G38434559966.4%27° to 44°83% to 72%
Pixel 7 ProGoogle Tensor G26527476673%
Pixel 6Google Tensor6908348750.5%
Xiaomi 13TDimensity 8200-Ultra6485587990.728° to 42°83% to 74%
OnePlus 9 ProSnapdragon 8885775348960.3%
OPPO Find X3 ProSnapdragon 8885765380466%
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraExynos 21005466640462.3%
Xiaomi Mi 11Snapdragon 8885550504590.9%
Realme GTSnapdragon 8885850323455.3%
Oppo Find X3 NeoSnapdragon 8655038494298.1%
Realme GT Neo 3Dimensity 81005446539999.1%32° to 38°100% to 94%
Infinix Note 30 VIPDimensity 80504565450698.731° to 46°100% to 91%
OnePlus Nord 2Dimensity 12004161293270.5%

The Infinix Note 30 VIP is no slouch when it comes to gaming. With the 3DMark Wild Life stress test, the peak scores it achieves may not be amazing, but the overall performance is a touch higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 that was used on the Realme GT Neo 3T. Unless you are a very serious gamer, I think this is a perfectly acceptable performance giving you a good balance of price to performance.

Compared to the Dimensity 8100, even though the CPU has a very similar specification, there is clearly a significant amount of difference in the GPU performance. The result is that the Dimensity 8100 achieves a peak score that is 19% higher than the Dimensity 8050.

When comparing it to other recent chipsets, it is the stability that stands out. If you look at the Pixel 6, which is my day-to-day phone, with the Google Tensor chipset, it may score a massive peak score that’s over 50% higher than the Dimensity 8050, but due to the ridiculous thermal throttling, the low score ends up being 24% lower. For gaming, you will be better off with superior sustained performance than a very high peak performance.

PCMark & Battery Test

I am not keen on the normal PCMark test, as the results vary wildly between brands. Though I guess it shows how a specific company has tuned the chipset to perform certain tasks.

With both the Realme and Infinix, the CPU clock appears to stay locked at 100%, which will give them a higher result than competing devices. For example, the Honor Magic5 Pro only achieved 1431, even though it uses the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

The result is good for the Dimensity 8050, and for all the tasks that PCMark tests for, the Dimensity 8050 is more than powerful to handle.

I wasn’t able to complete the PCMark battery test as it errored out halfway through and it takes a long time to complete. Once I have had more time with the phone, I will redo it.


The Mediatek Dimensity 8050 is an excellent chipset that I think would be sufficiently powerful for the vast majority of users without the associated costs of a high-performance chipset.

Infinix has confirmed the phone will be available from $299, which is an absolute bargain.

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