MediaTek has officially announced two new high-end chipsets- Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 8000 this Tuesday, find out everything about the newly revealed SoC here.
The two new chipsets will be the company’s counter against the Snapdragon 888 SoC, as they are built using the advanced 5nm-class technology. The announcement comes four months after the launch of the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC.
MediaTek has also announced Dimensity 1300 which will be the successor to the Dimensity 1200 chipset primarily focused on premium mid-range Android and gaming smartphones.
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and 8000: What’s New?
After a lot of leaks and speculations, MediaTek has finally unveiled the new Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 8100. Both the SoCs (system-on-a-chipset) will feature four ARM Cortex-A78 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, a Mali G610-MC6 GPU, 200 MP camera support, and more similar elements.
The new MediaTek chipsets are nearly identical but Dimensity 8100 is more powerful than Dimensity 8000. Both of them are built using TSMC N5 (5nm-class) production process.
The key difference is that Dimensity 8000 clocks the Cortex-A78 cores at 2.75 GHz while Dimensity 8100 boosts that up to 2.85 GHz. Additionally, the GPU and NPU boost is also fairly better on Dimensity 8100.
Another notable difference is that MediaTek Dimensity 8000’s maximum screen resolution/framerate support is confined to FHD+165 Hz. Whereas, the Dimensity 8100 is able to handle WQHD+ screens clocked at 120 Hz.
For the camera aspects, both the new MediaTek processors use MediaTek’s Imagiq 780 ISP. So, they’ll support a single camera sensor up to 200 MP, HDR10+ videography at 4K 60 FPS, and a triple camera setup of 32 MP + 32 MP + 16 MP.
Both MediaTek Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 8100 include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Bluetooth LE, and sub-6 GHz 5G for Connectivity options. And, Quad-channel LPDDR5 memory with UFS 3.1 storage is supported.
Full Specifications of MediaTek Dimensity 8100
Take a look at the full specifications of the beastly MediaTek Dimensity 8100:
- 4x Arm Cortex-A78 up to 2.85GHz
- 4x Arm Cortex-A55 up to 2.0GHz
Max Memory Frequency
2G-5G Multi-Mode, 5G/4G CA, 5G/4G FDD / TDD, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), EDGE, GSM, TD-SCDMA, WDCDMA
5G/4G Dual SIM Dual Standby, SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD and FDD bands, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 200MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, R16 UL Enhancement, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallback
Peak Downlink Speed
GPS L1CA+L5 / BeiDou B1I+ B2a + B1C / Glonass L1OF / Galileo E1 + E5a / QZSS L1CA+ L5 / NavIC
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
What is the AnTuTu Score for MediaTek Dimensity 8100?
MediaTek has just launched Dimensity 8100, so the official benchmark scores including the AnTuTu score are yet to come. The same goes for MediaTek Dimensity 8000.
However, Digital Chat Station, a renowned Weibo blogger, allegedly leaked the AnTuTu benchmark score for MediaTek Dimesity 8100 in mid-February.
Expecting 8100 to reach 850.000 on AnTuTu nothing big, it's rumoured that it will be overclocked 8000 version… ik but not bad.
4x A78 performance/
4x A55 efficient/
GPU Mali G510.
— Janko Častvan (@JankoTFCG1996) February 17, 2022
According to the leak, Dimensit 8100 exceeds the 820,000 marks for an integrated score of AnTuTu Benchmark in terms of running. So, it well surpasses the score of Snapdragon 888. We’ll have to wait for the official score though when the devices running on the new MediaTek chipset launch.
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Standout Features
MediaTek Dimenisity 8100 is focused to provide the best-in-class performance while also being power efficient.
The newly announced SoC boasts some standout features that are worth mentioning here:
Top-Notch High Frame Rate Gaming Experience
MediaTek Dimensity is built using the TSMC N5 production process which boosts gaming with up to 20% more GPU frequency and 25% better CPU power-efficiency over the existing Dimensity chips.
It also features an octa-core CPU with speeds clocked up to 2.85GHz, and the latest Arm Mali-G610 MC6 graphics engine to offer a smooth and swift gaming experience even while playing heavier titles at high frame rates.
I am guessing that gaming will be great by the use of this mediatek dimensity 8100 chipset. What are your opinions? https://t.co/31j6FrZtml
— V.Bakshi (@VivaanBakshi) March 2, 2022
HyperEngine 5.0 Gaming Technologies
Dimensity 8100 also features MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 which provides a dynamic suite of gaming-related optimizations. It covers 5G and WiFi networking, exclusive AI-VRS, and MediaTek Intelligent Display Sync 2.0.
Whereas, it also improves wireless earbud latency in Bluetooth LE Audio technology with Dual-Link True Wireless Stereo Audio for an overall comfortable experience.
Imagiq 780 offers Fastest, Clearest HDR Photos & Videos
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 also features the Imagiq 780 technology, which was first introduced with Dimensity 9000. It allows the devices to reduce noise significantly for extreme low-light videography and AI-based anti-blur techniques to capture pictures with clarity and enhanced details.
It also features the Dual Simultaneous HDR video technology that allows devices to capture front and rear cameras at the same time. There is also AI-Motion unblur and 2X lossless zoom.
— Kartikey Singh (@Kartike51971365) February 28, 2022
R-16 Ready 5G Modem makes it future-proof
Dimensity 8100 also has the most future-proof 5G technologies accredited to the impressive 3GPP Release-16 5G modem and the latest 5G+5G Dual SIM Standby support.
It is built directly into the chip to enhance power savings while connecting to a 5G network and provides up to 4.7Gbps downlink abilities. MediaTek 5G UltraSave 2.0 is also available to maximize power saving.
MediaTek APU 580 offers 25% Frequency Boost
The APU 580, which is MediaTek’s 5th Generation AI processor, is able to work on targeted tasks or together as a coprocessor 2.75X faster than the previous generation Dimensity chipsets.
It features a total end-to-end design upgrade to boost efficiency at every step and unlock design freedom for device makers.
MiraVision 780 supports WHQD+ Displays at 120Hz
MediaTek Dimensity can support the latest WHQD+ displays with up to 120Hz refresh rates with MiraVision 780. Device makers can ensure that devices offer high-end resolutions with a 25% speed upgrade over previous generations.
Additionally, there is also HDR10+ Adaptive support, 4K AV1 media decoding, and MediaTek Intelligent Display Sync 2.0.
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 vs Snapdragon 888
The official results for MediaTek Dimensity 8100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 are yet to come. However, as suggested by previous leaks and the latest specs reveal of Dimensity 8100, the new chipset could be better than Snapdragon 888.
Dimensity 8100 uses four Cortex-A78 cores clocked up to 2.85GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.0GHz while Snapdragon 888 uses the Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU clocked at 2.84GHz.
Arm Mali-G610 MC6, which is the GPU on Dimensity 8100 is also said to be in the league of Adreno 660 GPU available on Snapdragon 888. The rest of the specs are pretty similar between the two flagship chipsets.
The initial AnTuTu benchmark scores of Dimensity 8100 also surpass Snapdragon 888’s score. However, the most notable feature that may help Dimensity 8100 to work better, in the long run, is its power-saving capabilities.
Snapdragon has some serious Competition from Mediatek this time
Dimensity 8000 & 8100 looks promising
And already flagship Dimensity 9000 is taking over the the Snapdragon 8 Gen. 1
— Utsav Techie (@utsavtechie) March 1, 2022
The Snapdragon 888 is heavily criticized to be resource-heavy which leads to heating of the device and further increased power consumption. If Dimensity 8100 can solve this problem, it can very well acquire a fair share of Snapdragon’s market.
First Batch of MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Devices Tipped to Launch This Year
MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 will debut alongside Chinese-origin smartphones in Q1, 2022. According to recent speculations, it will be first seen on a Redmi device, possibly on the Redmi K50 Pro.
According to tipster Yogesh Brar, Redmi, Realme, OnePlus, Vivo, and OPPO will comprise the first batch of devices featuring the latest Dimensity 8100. He also suggests that the first device models to use the new processor will be Redmi K50 Pro, followed by the Realme GT NEO 3, and the Vivo X80.
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 to go public today. Compares to Snapdragon 888, will be used on upper midrangers.
1st batch customers include:
Expected to be first seen on Redmi k50 Pro, followed by realme GT Neo 3, Vivo X80, OnePlus Nord…
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) March 1, 2022
There is also an unspecified OnePlus Nord series model which will likely use Dimensity 8100. Yogesh has previously suggested that it is internally called Nord Pro.
MediaTek’s new SoC looks exceptional on paper, and we do hope it proves everything in reality as well. Do you think it’ll be able to overpower the Snapdragon 888? Let us know via the comments.