MediaTek today introduced its latest Mediatek Dimensity 2000 chipset globally. Mediatek’s Dimensity chipsets has traditionally done well in the mid-range and budget segments. However, it has not outperformed Qualcomm as the preferred supplier in the flagship space. The company has previously stated its intention to move into the high-end space. And a new leak suggests that next year could be the one to see the flagship silicon.
Frequent Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station leaks specs that appear next to the flagship Dimensity chipset. Known in previous leaks as Dimension 2000. In terms of actual specs, the new chipset offers a 4mm TSMC design, and a tri-cluster octa-core CPU.
The CPU layout includes a heavy-lifting Cortex-X2 core at 3Ghz, three Cortex-A710 cores for medium functions, and four Cortex-A510 cores for power-sipping functions. This will be the first time that Mediatek has adopted the Cortex X CPU, as it abandoned the Cortex-X1 for its current Dimensity 1200 chipset. Hence, this should put it on roughly equal footing as the Snapdragon 888 successor and the Exynos 2100 in the CPU arena.
Meanwhile, Weibo leaker claims that the Mediatek Dimensity 2000 will give an Arm Mali-G710 MC10 GPU. This is Arm’s latest top-flight smartphone GPU, picking up where the Mali-G78 left off. Arm previously stated that the Mali-G710 offered a 20% increase performance and efficiency boost over the Mali-G78 as well as a 35% lift in machine learning power.
These graphics silicon should be significantly more powerful than the Dimensity 1200, which uses an older Mali-G77 MP9 GPU. But we’re speculating that it will only be on same level with the Exynos 2100 at best (assuming identical specs). As the Samsung chip offered a Mali-G78 MP14 GPU.
There’s more to a smartphone processor than just the CPU and GPU, so we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what Mediatek has in its sleeve in terms of camera capabilities, multimedia features, modem support, and machine learning. The company is expected to unveil the supposed Dimensity 2000 SoC in Q4 2021. Hence, we should know more in a couple of months.