MediaTek announces Dimensity 9300, high-end SoC without economical cores – Computer – News

MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 9300, a SoC that uses powerful Arm cores, but does not have light, economical cores. Yet the company claims that the new SoC is up to 33 percent more energy efficient than its predecessor, the 9200.

Of Dimensity 9300 used two types of Arm Cortex cores, X4 cores and A720 cores. There are four cores of both core types in the SoC and one X4 core is clocked higher, reported Android Police. This makes the Dimensity 9300 the first SoC that consists of different types of cores and does not have light, economical cores. MediaTek claims that these more efficient cores are not necessary, because the A720 cores complete simple tasks faster than more efficient cores, meaning less net energy is used. The SoC is also faster.

MediaTek claims that the SoC is up to 33 percent more efficient compared to the 9200, at a comparable performance level. In addition, the peak power of the SoC is 40 percent higher than with the 9200. The Immortalis G720 GPU is also said to be more economical than the GPU in the 9200 series; MediaTek says up to 40 percent more efficient at the same performance level and up to 46 percent more powerful for the same energy consumption. The SoC has a ‘second-generation ray tracing engine’.

In addition to the faster CPU and GPU, the Dimensity 9300 has a 790 APU for AI tasks. MediaTekt talks about doubling the integer in floating point operator performance and a 45 percent reduction in energy use. The apu supports local running of language models such as Meta’s Llama 2, Baichuan 2 and Baidu AI, with up to 33 billion parameters.

The SoC should appear in phones for the first time at the end of this year. MediaTek does not say which phones this will be in. The Dimensity 9300 has to compete met Qualcomms Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-soc.

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Dimensions 9200+ Dimensity 9200
Cpu 1x Cortex X4 @ 3,25GHz
3x Cortex X4 @ 2,85GHz
4x Cortex A720 @ 2,0GHz
1x Cortex X3 @ 3.35GHz
3x Cortex A715 @ 3,0GHz
4x Cortex A510 @ 2,0GHz
1x Cortex X3 @ 3,05GHz
3x Cortex A715 @ 2,85GHz
4x Cortex A510 @ 1,8GHz
Gpu Immortal Arm G720 Immortal Arm G715 Immortal Arm G715
AI Apu 790 Apu 690 Apu 690
Memory Lpddr5t, 9600Mbit/s Lpddr5x, 8533Mbit/s Lpddr5x, 8533Mbit/s
Wifi Wi-Fi 7 Wi-Fi 7 (2×2 antennas) Wi-Fi 7 (2×2 antennas)
Video recording 4k60 8k30, 4k60 8k30, 4k60
Screen 4k at 120Hz, 1440p at 180Hz 1440p at 144Hz, 1080p at 240Hz 1440p at 144Hz, 1080p at 240Hz