For the first time in history, Mediatek has defeated Qualcomm in the flagship range, at least in theory.
Mediatek has always aspired to defeat its main rival in the flagship space. Its old stigma is now long-gone, with a history of being unreliable and always heating up. Now the company showed quite a significant prowess with their Dimensity line, proving that old stigmas can be overcome.
While Qualcomm is now struggling in the flagship space due to overheating, even during the SD888 days, Mediatek is on a roll in recent years and has seen some amazing reception for its incredible AI capabilities, top-notch benchmark performance, and overall better heat management than its rivals.
On a tweet by the reliable Ice Universe, Mediatek has topped the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. For the first time in history, Mediatek’s chipsets performed better in the flagship segment than Qualcomm. The company has already conquered the budget and high-midrange space with a constant release of chipset after chipset. With their affordable pricing, phones can get top-tier performance while also not breaking the bank. The benchmark scores shown here are from Geekbench and seen here, the Dimensity 9000 is currently the best-performing Android chipset and second overall. Of course, nothing can top Apple’s A-series processors.
In a stunning turn of events, the Qualcomm chip is placed very low and has a disappointing score for a chip that’s from Qualcomm. Here it scored a total of 3752 points versus the Dimensity’s 4410 points.
The low score on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip might have something to do with the fact that this chip is manufactured on Samsung’s foundries, as opposed to the Dimensity’s TSMC. The Exynos 2200, despite partnership from AMD, also scored pretty poorly, and Samsung also has a rough history on the manufacture of chipsets.
To reiterate, the Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first 4nm chip. It uses the 1-3-4 architecture comprised of a single Cortex-X2 Ultra core clocked at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 super cores clocked at 2.85GHz, and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores without any announced clock speeds. For graphics processing, it uses the Mali-G710 and the first chipset to use it. It supports LPDDR5X RAM up to 7500Mbps as well as up to 320mp single lens cameras.
Source: Ice Universe