“MediaTek’s Dimensity 9200 combines ultimate performance with significant power savings, extending battery life and keeping smartphones cool,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit at MediaTek. “With notably brighter image capturing and improved gaming speeds, along with the latest display enhancements, the Dimensity 9200 will bring new possibilities for next-gen smartphones that come in a variety of stylish and foldable form factors.”
Cortex-X3 prime core clocked at 3.05GHz
As said, the chip is built on TSMC's 2nd generation 4nm manufacturing process.
The new Mediatek Dimensity 9200 SoC is the first SoC to pack ARM's latest ARMv9 Cortex-X3 core, clocked at 3.05GHz. It is backed up by three, also new, Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.85GHz, and four low-power Cortex-A510 cores working at 1.8GHz.
The chip also comes with 8MB of L3 cache, 6MB of system cache, and Mediatek was quite keen to note that this is the first 64-bit-only smartphone SoC. It also brings support for LPDDR5x 8,533Mbps RAM and support for UFS 4.0 storage.
The big part of the Dimensity 9200 is the new ARM Mali-G715 Immortalis MC11 GPU, one that packs quite a bit more cores (10+), a new Execution Engine, as well as brings hardware support for ray tracing, and Variable Rate Shading (VRS) support. Back when it was detailed, the Immortalis Mali-G715 GPU promised impressive performance improvements of up to 32 percent and up to 41 percent reduction in power at the same performance. Mediatek also included its new HyperEngine 6.0 Gaming Technology.
Improvements in AI, ISP, and the latest connectivity
In addition to new CPU and GPU cores, the Dimensity 9200 packs the new APU 690, a sixth-generation AI Processing Unit, promising up to 35 percent improvements in performance, measured in the ETHZ5.0 benchmark.
The MiraVision 890 display technology brings support for up to two 5K resolution displays at 60Hz, WHQD at 144Hz, and 1080p at 240Hz.
The Imagiq 890 ISP also comes with native support for RGBW sensors, and its dual-stream AI shutter technology, which should significantly reduce blur. There is also a 12.5 percent power savings when recording 8K 30fps videos with electronic stabilization.
When it comes to connectivity, the Dimensity 9200 will be the first Wi-Fi 7-ready platform, supporting up to 6.5Gbps data rates, as well as comes with 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz and mmWave.
Coming to phones by the end of this year
Mediatek says that the first Dimensity 9200-powered smartphones will be available by the end of 2022, but unfortunately, we did not get a specific date or smartphone makers that will be the first to the market.