Mediatek has been on a roll lately for releasing affordable chipsets with stunningly impressive performance!
Mediatek has recently announced the development of two 5nm chipsets which are the Dimensity 8100 and 8000. There’s also the 1300 which is the successor of the very popular DImensity 1200.
Mediatek Dimensity 8100 and 8000
The Mediatek Dimensity 8100 and 8000 are designed for performance smartphones and are slightly downgraded versions of the Dimensity 9000. Both of these chips feature four Cortex-A78 performance cores and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. The Dimensity 8000 has the Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.75GHz while the 8100 is slightly more powerful, at 2.85GHz. The efficiency cores are clocked at 2.0GHz for both chipsets. Moreover, the 8100 has a slightly better GPU performance, at 20% GPU frequency.
The two chipsets also bring the Dimensity 9000’s Imagiq 780 photo and video engine, along with a 5th-gen APU, and Release-16 5G modem. Both support up to 6400 Mbps LPDDR5 quad-channel RAM and dual-channel UFS 3.1 storage. Both chipsets also bring Mediatek’s HyperEngine 5.0 performance engine. Although the 8100 can support frame rates of up to 170fps while the 8000 can only support 140fps.
In terms of display, both chips can support screens of up to 120Hz and resolutions of up to WQHD+. In terms of connectivity, both support Wi-FI 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and several global GPS bands.
In terms of cameras, both chips support up to 200MP single camera and dual camera HDR recording of up to 168Hz with a resolution of FHD+
Both of these chipsets will launch in the first quarter of 2022. Some phones from Xiaomi like the Redmi K50 series and Oppo like the K10 are confirmed to use either these chipsets. In addition, Realme will also utilise the chip on the upcoming Realme GT3 Neo and OnePlus has also confirmed to use it on a rather unannounced device, possibly one of the Nord phones.
Oh, by the way, there are now benchmarks for the Dimensity 8100, and the chipset destroyed the SD 8 Gen 1, and that’s already pretty much downgraded from the already overpowered Dimensity 9000. On Geekbench, the Dimensity 8100 scored 1,273 on the single-core test while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scored only 1,116 points. This is according to a test done by the man, the myth, the legend Digital Chat Station. He actually shared a screenshot of it on Weibo and it was tested on an unknown Realme device with a model number RMX3562. This could be the upcoming GT Neo 3 which was confirmed to use the Dimensity 8100.
The chipset also managed to defeat the SD 8 Gen 1 on the multi-core test. The Dimensity 8000 scored a whopping 4,071 points while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scored only 3809 points, which has a significantly far margin. To think that Mediatek markets the Dimensity as not a flagship, but rather an upper midrange processor.
There are rumours of Qualcomm releasing a newer version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, this time, manufactured by TSMC. The company that also supplies Mediatek and is known for their power efficiency design.
Mediatek Dimensity 1300
The Mediatek Dimensity 1300 is the successor to the popular Dimensity 1200 seen on several flagship-killer and performance handsets. If you can recall, the DImensity 1200 is popular among manufacturers as it has the ability to be customised, according to their preferences, hence the reason why there are several variants that are all exclusive to a company’s particular handset, such as the Nord 2 with the “Dimensity 1200-AI”
The Dimensity 1300 is a 6nm chip that is built on a 1-3-4 CPU configuration. There’s a single Cortex-A78 ultra core clocked at 3.0GHz, three Cortex-A78 super cores with an unspecified clock speed, and finally, four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores also without a specified clock speed. The chipset is also paired with a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU with a slight improvement on AI performance.
Like the Dimensity 8100 and 8000, this chipset supports Mediatek’s HyperEngine 5.0 and 200MP single camera. It also supports Bluetooth LE Audio with Dual-Link True Wireless Stereo Audio which improves latency, and
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Hybrid 2.0.
Everything else is kept from the Dimensity 1200, such as display support and connectivity. Which means the chipset is capable of using 5G services.
Currently, Mediatek is the world’s largest supplier of mobile chipsets, ahead of Qualcomm.
Source: RepublicWorld (for the SD8G1 vs MTK8100 benchmark test)
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