So far, all of MediaTek’s Dimensity chipsets still come with 7nm fabrication. That makes MediaTek want to change and today it officially announced the presence of Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100.
Both chipsets come with a 6nm fabrication and are the first MediaTek chipsets with Cortex-A78 cores. This chipset also presents quite high performance but has a different target market.
Dimensity 1200 is the most premium version which comes with a CPU configuration of 1 + 3 + 4 consisting of Cortex-A78 @ 3.0GHz, 3 Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz, and 4 Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz.
|Process||TSMC 6 nm||TSMC 6 nm||TSMC 7 nm||Samsung 5 nm|
|Prime core||1x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0 GHz||–||–||1x Cortex-A78 @ 2.8 GHz|
|Big cores||3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6 GHz||4x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6 GHz||4x Cortex-A77 @ 2.6 GHz||3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6 GHz|
|Small cores||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G77 MC9||Mali-G77 MC9||Mali-G77 MC9||Mali-G78 MP10|
|NPU||?||?||4.5 TOPS||5.7 TOPS|
|5G (downlink)||4.7 Gbps||4.7 Gbps||4.7 Gbps (sub-6)||3.67 Gbps (mmWave), 5.1 Gbps (sub-6)|
|Display||168 Hz @ 1080p||144 Hz @ 1080p||144 Hz @ 1080p||144 Hz @ 1080p, 60 Hz @ 4K|
The performance presented by the Dimensity 1200 when compared to the Dimensity 1000+ has increased by 22 percent and the efficiency is also higher by 25% compared to the previous generation.
Meanwhile, Dimensity 1100 comes with four Cortex-A78 cores @ 2.6GHz which turns out to have almost the same performance as Dimensity 1000+ in single-core and multi-core. This is what makes this chipset quite interesting.
Later, the two chipsets will be used in smartphones made by Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo, and also OPPO in the mid-range to high-end categories. It is planned that the first smartphone with Dimensity 1200 will arrive at the end of March 2021.