MediaTek has launched its latest flagship chipset, the MediaTek Dimensity 9200. The chipset is unique in that it is the first from the company to come with support for mmWave 5G and comprises of the new Arm Cortex X3 CPU and Immortalis GPU. The Dimensity 9200 comprises of a Cortex-X3 core rated at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A715 cores (2.85GHz), and four Cortex-A510 cores (1.8GHz). The chipset is built as per the second gen TSMC 4nm process and supports the faster UFS 4.0 storage as well as LPDDR5X RAM up to 8533Mbps.
The Dimensity 9200 is also the first chip that comes with the new Arm Cortex-X3 chipset which Arm said allows for 25 percent better performance over its predecessor, the Cortex-X2. The Cortex-X2 again is found on most chips including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor that power the latest Android smartphones. MediaTek is claiming single-core and multi-core performance improvement by 12 percent and 10 percent respectively over the Dimensity 9000 chipset while drawing 25 percent less power. Plus, there also is a new cooling system in place which MediaTek has said will ensure the chipset does not heat up fast, thereby ensuring peak performance over a longer stretch of time.
Another huge positive with the Dimensity 9200 is the new ARM Immortalis-G715 GPU that it comes with, which provides for class-leading graphics performance, including support for raytracing. MediaTek is claiming there is going to be a 32 percent bump in graphics processing capabilities while being 41 percent more energy efficient as well. Apart from these, the new chipset supports display specs such as FHD+ resolution at a max refresh rate of 240 Hz, WQHD at up to 144Hz, and 5K resolutions, which can be a pair of 2.5K displays at a 60Hz refresh rate. Plus, there is support for adaptive refresh rate as well.
Coming to its availability, MediaTek said the first smartphones powered by the Dimensity 9200 chipset are slated to reach markets by the end of this year itself. The company however refused to divulge further details like which smartphone brand is going to be the first to use the 9200 or which regions it is going to be available first.