MediaTek introduced its latest flagship chipset – Dimensity 9200 and brought several firsts in the smartphone industry. This is the first chipset based on ARM Cortex-X3 Prime core at 3.05 GHz and ARMv9 architecture. The CPU brings 3x Arm Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.85GHz and 4x Arm Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The new chip is manufactured on the 2nd generation TSMC 4nm process (N4P).
The second breakthrough is in the graphics department where we have the ARM Immortalis-G715 GPU with a hardware-based ray tracing engine – another first in the industry. The new flagship graphics unit brings Variable Rate Shading (VRS), dual machine learning performance compared to its predecessor, and ARM Fixed Rate Compression (AFRC) for reduced bandwidth usage.
MediaTek is introducing a sixth-generation AI processing unit – APU 690, which brings a 35% improvement over its predecessor in the ETHZ5.0 benchmark application. The chipset also brings support for fast LPDDR5X RAM with up to 8,533Mbps memory and UFS 4.0 storage for faster data transfer and direct storage to CPU cores.
|MediaTek Dimensity 9200|
|Process||TSMC 4nm (N4P)|
|Main core||1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.0 GHz|
|Performance cores||3x Cortex-A715 @ 2.85GHz|
|Efficiency cores||4x Cortex-A510 core @ 1.8GHz|
|Random Access Memory||LPDDR5x up to 8,533Mbps|
|relationship||5G sub-6 GHz, mmWave, Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3|
|Display||5K (2.5Kx2) @ 60Hz, WHQD @ 144Hz, 1080p @ 240Hz|
Dimensity 9200 supports up to two 5K resolution displays at 60Hz, WHQD at 144Hz and 1080p at 240Hz refresh rate. This is also the first chipset to support Wi-Fi 7 with data transfer speeds of up to 6.5Gbps. Both sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G connectivity are on board, as is Bluetooth 5.3.
The Imagiq 890 ISP brings native support for RGBW sensors with 34% more power savings. MediaTek’s eXtreme Power Saving Technology is an AI-based feature that claims to use up to 30% less power.
The first Dimensity 9200-powered phones are expected to go live by the end of 2022, which is less than two months away.