MediaTek Dimensity 2000: the weapons would be there to shake up the Snapdragon 898

Gradually, the information concerning the future Dimensity 2000 is refined. We learn today that MediaTek's next high-end SoC would be more or less as well equipped as a Snapdragon 898 ...

MediaTek Dimensity 2000: the weapons would be there to shake up the Snapdragon 898

The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC, for illustration // Source: MediaTek

We were talking about it recently that MediaTek's next high-end chip should take advantage of the latest technology available. The idea? Play shoulders against the competition of Samsung and its future Exynos 2200… but also against that of Qualcomm with the next Snapdragon 898.

We are now learning a little more about the technical specifications of what could take the name of Dimensity 2000 from MediaTek, and as much to say that this new chip would not be cold in the eyes. On board, and as mentioned by previous rumors, we would find the new ARMv9 architecture, engraved according to the 4 nm process developed by the Taiwanese giant TSMC. As a reminder, the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 898 will also use a 4 nm engraving, but logically that offered by Samsung Foundry.

A powerful Cortex-X2 core on the Dimensity 2000?

A leak relayed by Digital Chat Station (via GSMArena) allows us to know a little more. The Dimensity 2000 would be equipped in particular with a Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3,0 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 low-power cores. This is more or less the same configuration as that envisaged for the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 898.

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We could also count on a Mali-G710 MC10 graphics part. The Dimensity 2000 would also be the first chip to take advantage of it, but probably not for long. This next-generation iGPU promises to be 20% faster than the G78 it replaces, but also 20% more economical and 35% more efficient in machine learning - at least according to the documentation provided by ARM. As GSMArena reminds us, the Exynos 2200 and its AMD Radeon iGPU would nevertheless remain a little faster, with a performance gap estimated this time at 30% compared to the Mali-G78.

It now remains to be seen what will be the final frequencies applied by MediaTek's competitors. They will determine part of the final performance of these various high-end chips expected on our smartphones in 2022. In this regard, the Exynos 2200 would also target the 3,0 GHz cap, but the Snapdragon 898 could mean a little further by reaching 3,09 GHz. Final response expected at the end of 2021 or early 2022, during their official presentations.

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