Qualcomm and MediaTek appear to be preparing to compete in the semiconductor market. MediaTek has released the Dimensity 8000 and 8100 to compete with Qualcomm’s high-end products, with the Dimensity 9000 already pushing Qualcomm in the flagship class.
The Dimensity 8100 runs at greater clock speeds than the 8000, despite the fact that they are both 5 nm processors constructed on roughly the identical hardware. Along with these, MediaTek unveiled the Dimensity 1300, a small update to the previous Dimensity 1200 processor.
The two 8000 chips have four huge Cortex-A78 CPU cores and four little A55 CPU cores. The GPU in this case is a Mali-G610 MC6, which is based on ARM’s most recent GPU architecture.
Between the two, the Dimensity 8100 is said to have a 20% higher GPU frequency than the 8000 and a 25% higher CPU power efficiency than prior generation Dimensity processors. In GFXBench Manhattan offscreen, the 8100 hit 170 frames per second, while the 8000 stuck at 140.
Both CPUs are also equipped with MiraVision 780 technology, which allows for a 168 Hz refresh rate at Full HD+ resolution. One notable distinction in the 8100 SoC is that it supports a refresh rate of 120Hz at WQHD+. Both chips, however, provide 4K AV1 video decoders as well as HDR10+ Adaptive compatibility, which allows HDR10+ material to be adjusted to ambient light conditions.
It also includes the latest Imagiq 780 image signal processor, which can handle 5 gigapixels per second and concurrently record HDR video from two cameras, as well as 4K 60 fps HDR10+ recording with one camera. On top of HDR imaging, this ISP can handle cameras with up to 200 MP sensors and natively supports 2x lossless zoom and AI-powered noise reduction.
Both chipsets include 5G modems with carrier aggregation for up to 200 MHz of bandwidth, enabling download speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps. The modem supports Dual SIM (5G+5G) and Dual Standby (5G+5G).
The Dimensity 1300 is substantially identical to the Dimensity 1200, which was previously released. The enhanced NPU performance, which provides more computing capability for night mode and HDR processing with AI, is the only change. It’s powered by MediaTek’s HyperEngine 5.0 and can handle up to 200 megapixel cameras. NavIC, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3 are also supported by the chip.
Redmi, Oppo, and Oneplus have all revealed smartphones that would use the Dimensity 1300, 8000, and 8100 chipsets, following the official availability of these chipsets.