MediaTek may not have a 5nm chipset ready yet, as we saw in the Samsung Exynos 1080But at least the company has taken the plunge towards 6nm with its last two 5G flagship SoCs: the Dimensity 1200 and 1100.
The two Dimensity chips are based on a similar architecture, but with different clock speeds and base parameters, so final performance will vary slightly between the two models, with the 1200 being the real pet peeve.
This chipset is the first Dimensity fl agship from MediaTek to use a primary core configuration: one of the four Cortex-A78 cores is clocked at 3.0 GHz, faster than the 2.6 GHz of the other three of 2.6 GHz, while the other four A55s mark 2.0 GHz.
It has a similar structure to its rival Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which actually runs a bit slower, with its main core limited to 2.84 GHz. However, it is based on a 5nm architecture and uses the more powerful Cortex-X1 kernel.
This way the main opponent could have it in the model Snapdragon 870 released this week and also uses an A78 main core, but with an even faster 3.2 GHz clock.
The Exynos 1080 Samsung is another close competitor, with clock speeds similar to the 1200, but with a much faster integrated GPU and a 5nm design, which makes it much more power efficient.
In practical terms, the Dimensity 1200 can handle screen refresh rates of up to 168Hz at 1080p, faster than any current phone, as well as camera sensors of up to 200MP.
The Dimensity 1100 is quite similar, and the main architectural difference is that it lacks a main core: the four A78 cores are clocked at 2.6 GHz.
This means it has a 144Hz refresh rate cap on 108MP camera sensors, although with the same Mali-G77 GPU on both chips, gaming performance should be quite similar.
MediaTek isn’t such a household name in the West as Qualcomm, where Snapdragon chips dominate, at least in the flagship lineup. However, the Dimensity range is increasingly popular with Chinese manufacturers.
The range of Redmi mobiles from Xiaomi, has already confirmed its intention to introduce the Dimensity 1200 on a phone, while True me went further and confirmed that it will be included in the upcoming Realme X9 Pro.
It is a terminal that is known from the brand that it will have a 120 Hz OLED display, 12 GB of RAM, as well as a fast charge of 65 W and a set of triple 108 MP cameras.
Vivo and Oppo They have also committed to using the new Dimensity 1100 and 1200, all of these devices due to be unveiled in the first quarter of the new year.