MediaTek Dimensity 9200 is here – TSMC N4P node, Arm Cortex-X3 and ray tracing
MediaTek unveiled its latest flagship chipset – the Dimensity 9200 and it brings several firsts to the smartphone industry. This is the first chipset to launch with the Arm Cortex-X3 prime core clocked at 3.05 Ghz and based on the ARMv9 architecture. The CPU also brings 3x Arm Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.85GHz and 4x Arm Cortex-A510 cores at 1.8GHz. The new chip is fabbed 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 hardware-based ray tracing engine – another first in the industry. The new flagship graphics unit brings Variable Rate Shading (VRS), double machine learning performance compared to the predecessor and ARM Fixed Rate Compression (AFRC) for reduced bandwidth usage.
MediaTek is also bringing a sixth-generation AI Processing Unit – the APU 690 which brings a 35% improvement over its predecessor in the ETHZ5.0 benchmark app. The chipset also brings support for speedy LPDDR5X RAM with support for up to 8,533Mbps memory and UFS 4.0 storage for blazing-fast data transmission and direct storage access to the CPU cores.
|MediaTek Dimensity 9200|
|Process||TSMC 4nm (N4P)|
|Prime core||1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.0 Ghz|
|Performance cores||3x Cortex-A715 @ 2.85GHz|
|Efficiency cores||4x Cortex-A510 cores @ 1.8GHz|
|RAM||LPDDR5x at up to 8,533Mbps|
|Connectivity||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 up to 6.5Gbps data transfers. Both sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G connectivity are also on board as is Bluetooth 5.3.
The Imagiq 890 ISP brings native support for RGBW sensors alongside 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 launch by end of 2022 which is less than two months away at this point.