MediaTek Dimensity 9200 announced. To rival the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

4nm nodes with an even wilder performance

As Qualcomm unveiled its next-gen flagship chipset, so does MediaTek, and there are already a number of manufacturers that are confirmed to use the Dimensity 9200, and this includes ASUS ROG.

Whilst manufactured on a 4nm node, this one is actually improved and provides better heat dissipation. We’re guessing 3nm is just too advanced right now and we need something to fill that gap first. It is also one of the first chipsets to use an Immortalis branded GPU, here called the Immortalis-G715 now with improved ray tracing. According to MediaTek, this new flagship chip reduces power consumption by 25% versus the Dimensity 9000

It uses a freshly baked Arm Cortex-X3 prime core clocked at 3.05GHz. In comparison, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses a Kryo Prime core clocked at 3.2GHz. Alongside this are three Cortex-A715 performance cores clocked at 2.85GHz, and the other four are the Cortex-A510 power cores clocked at 1.8GHz. According to MediaTek, using a secret device, possibly the newly announced Vivo X90, the chipset surpassed 1.26 million points on AnTuTu, the highest record out of all mobile chipsets available

Then, there’s the Immortalis-G715 GPU, an onsecore GPU with a promised 32% performance improvement. In addition, this chipset can rock more realistic and demanding graphics thanks to hardware-based ray tracing. In time, mobile chipsets would soon be comparable to PC ones. To prove its graphics prowess, MediaTek partnered with Tencent and used Dark Zone Breakout as a test subject.

Through AI optimization and game engine polishing, the chipset was able to produce graphics that are realistic enough for smartphones. This was also made possible thanks to the HyperEngine 6.0 technology for fast rendering and fluid smooth response rates.

In terms of display, the MiraVision 890 is here to stay. This technology is what allows for graphical improvements in movies, TV shows, and games. This also allows the chipset to support a WQHD+ display at 144Hz, FHD+ at 240Hz, and even 5K displays with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. If phones can use that resolution, that might be overkill.

For connectivity, the Dimensity 9200 supports Wi-Fi 7 connections. Theoretically, it’s faster than Wi-Fi 6 and allows for even smoother connections. This connectivity supports up to 6.5Gbps data rates. As always, it supports 5G with AI integration for faster connectivity and signal search. This AI can also securely and rapidly get you out of dead zones and connect to towers with a more stable 5G network.

The chipset brings in a MediaTek Imagiq 890 ISP. This captures raw images taken from the sensor directly so the processing is much faster, and faster processing means less battery consumption. It supports RGBW sensors by default. RGBW sensors have 30% better light sensitivity than non-RGBW sensors which means images, even at night, are taken at a higher, brighter, and sharper quality.

AI is what MediaTek is known for, and they are really good at developing it. Here, the Dimensity 9200 uses the MediaTek 690 APU with 35% higher performance and 25% better processing of AI-NR video.

Some phones have already used the chipset, and other manufacturers to follow suit. One such example is the Vivo X90. ASUS ROG, Xiaomi, RedMagic, and others are confirmed to use the chipset in the future. Interestingly, Samsung is not listed, just like with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 list. MediaTek said phones with this chipset would be available by the end of the year.