MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor Allegedly Mimics Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 With Two Cortex-X4 Prime Cores
The MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor will reportedly include two Cortex-X4 high-performance cores and an octa-core CPU configured in a 2+4+2 architecture. It will be manufactured at TSMC’s N4P node and will be available in October.
The Dimensity 9200+ is set to be released by MediaTek in May 2023, as Twitter leaker @tech_reve properly predicted in the past. Shortly after, the chipmaker released a mid-cycle update on May 10th. We now have some fresh details regarding its successor, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor, which will launch in October 2023, from the same source.
The forthcoming flagship from MediaTek will have a 2+4+2 layout with two Cortex-X4 cores, four Cortex-A7xx cores, and two Cortex-A5xx cores. Unfortunately, the research makes no indication of the clock speed of the cluster or if the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor would use Arm’s most current Cortex-A cores. Although the Immortalis G715 successor (arm Immortalis G720?) may exist, its GPU remains a mystery. MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor
If the information mentioned above is correct, MediaTek is imitating Qualcomm. Previous leaks have suggested that the 3rd gen Snapdragon processors will come in two models, a 1+5+2 CPU core layout and a 2+4+2 CPU core layout. Additionally, both APs are manufactured on TSMC’s state-of-the-art N4P node, effectively putting them on a level playing field.
It will be interesting to see how the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Processor handles the heat. Two Cortex-X4 cores means a lot of extra heat, and MediaTek may need to tweak the clocks to keep power consumption down. It also requires a uarch redesign to optimally distribute the workload between the two prime cores. The Dimensity 9300 processor, like its the predecessor, Is anticipated to make its debut with the Vivo X100 series in late 2023.