The Snapdragon used to be the only dominant player in the flagship Android SoC market. However, things have changed over time. Recently, MediaTek has started working on their flagship chipset for smartphones, which quickly became popular, causing many brands to switch from Qualcomm Snapdragon to MediaTek flagship SoC. We are nearing the release of the 2023 flagship chipsets from both brands – Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and MediaTek Dimensity 9300. The latest report suggests that MediaTek may well outperform Snapdragon in terms of performance.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 would be 10% faster than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
MediaTek is expected to release the Dimensity 9300 chipset soon. According to previous reports by Digital Chat Station, the chipset will feature four Cortex-X4 cores and four Cortex-A720 units, without any low-power A520 cores. Today, the leakster provided more information about the CPU clock speeds, suggesting that the Dimensity 9300 will be 10% faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
As usual, the Dimensity 9300 will use four performance and four power-saving cores. For the performance cores, one would be the primary performance driver and the other three would be less powerful secondary cores. The Cortex X4 core clocked at 3.25 GHz will serve as the primary performance core. The other three performance cores will make use of the same Cortex X4 but with a clock speed of 2.85 GHz.
The rest of the power-saving cores would be handled by a 2.0 GHz Cortex A720. The Immortalis G720 GPU might handle the gaming and graphic-intensive tasks in the chipset.
Another ground-breaking feature of the Dimensity 9300 is support for LPDDR5T memory. The tested speeds reach a peak of 9.6Gbps, which is 13% faster than conventional LPDDR5X memory. This accomplishment puts the Dimensity 9300 at the forefront, making it the world’s fastest mobile flash memory following mass manufacturing.
So that was all we know about the upcoming MediaTek chipset. The flagship chipset is surely going to turn very interesting in the future.