On November sixth, chipmaker MediaTek launched the Dimensity 9300, its flagship cellular SoC that goals to problem the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 introduced by Qualcomm two weeks in the past.
The Dimensity 9300 makes use of TSMC’s Third-generation 4nm+ expertise, is made of twenty-two.7 billion transistors, and incorporates a new “All-Huge-Core” CPU structure devoted to efficiency.
MediaTek claims improved efficiency and energy consumption over last-gen Dimensity 9200 and barely higher efficiency than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in some benchmarks.
All-Huge-Core CPU with 8 Cores for prolonged peak efficiency
The Dimensity 9300 “all-big core CPU structure” boasts 4 Cortex-X4 ultra-large cores, with one clocked at 3.25GHz, three at 2.85GHz, and 4 large cores Cortex-A720 at 2.0 GHz. The brand new structure guarantees to place MediaTek forward of the competitors with brute efficiency.
By comparability, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, comes with a single ultra-large Cortex-X4 core, 5 large Cortex-A720 cores, and two smaller Cortex-A520 effectivity cores to stability vitality consumption and efficiency.
MediaTek guarantees that the brand new structure nonetheless delivers good energy effectivity and won’t face thermal administration points.
“MediaTek made revolutionary adjustments with a Huge Core CPU structure, […] that would meet the low energy necessities by merely turning on the massive cores to compute quicker after which entering into a low energy sleep state far more shortly, […] and on the identical time lengthen the height efficiency,” mentioned Finbarr Moynihan, GM and VP, Company Advertising, MediaTek.
MediaTek has prolonged the reminiscence on-chip from a complete of 14 MB on the Dimensity 9200 to 18 MB (8 MB L3 cache and 10 MB system cache) on the Dimensity 9300. The exterior reminiscence interface has been upgraded to help LPDDR5T, the quickest RAM at present out there for cellular units, with a pace of as much as 9.6 Gbps.
The Dimensity 9300 delivers 15% extra efficiency than the Dimensity 9200 on the identical energy degree, 33% decrease energy consumption on the identical efficiency, and 40% greater peak efficiency, based on MediaTek.
Immortalis-G720, 12-Core GPU With 46% Higher Ray Tracing
Final yr, the Dimensity 9200 built-in the 11-core Immortalis GPU G-715, the primary flagship ARM GPU with hardware-based ray tracing (RT). Because of a further core, mixed with extra on-chip system RAM and L3 cache with a quicker LPDDR5T exterior reminiscence interface, the brand new Immortals-G720 delivers a 46% increase in ray tracing efficiency. Such a acquire in RT efficiency permits world illumination methods for extra reasonable 3D gaming.
The corporate claims a 46% increase in GPU efficiency over the earlier technology on the identical energy ranges, a 40% acquire in energy effectivity, and considerably greater body charges than its Qualcomm rival on a few of GFX Bench’s gaming benchmarks.
APU 790, seventh Gen AI Processing Unit Designed for Generative AI
The brand new APU 790 has been re-engineered to help on-device generative AI purposes. MediaTek has designed a brand new A16W4 (INT4) Tensor processing unit and a singular reminiscence compression expertise that helps to compute Giant Language Fashions (LLMs) used for generative AI.
Because of this new structure, Mediatek claims that the APU 790 can run LLMs with 7 billion parameters at 20 tokens per second or with 13 billion parameters at a slower charge (with 16 GB RAM), and as much as 33 billion with prolonged RAM.
With its new APU, MediaTek claims an 8x increase in efficiency over its predecessor for generative AI purposes, and the brand new structure is touted to course of picture technology utilizing text-to-image Secure Diffusion fashions in lower than one second.
And like its Qualcomm nemesis, the Dimensity 9300 helps commonplace massive language fashions (LLMs) corresponding to Meta’s Lama2 and Baidu’s ERNIE-3-4.
On the extra conventional AI facet, the APU 790 delivers 2x the efficiency on integer and arithmetic floating level efficiency for purposes corresponding to computational pictures and video show administration, with a forty five% discount in energy consumption in comparison with final yr’s SoC.
Imagiq 990 ISP, Digicam Expertise Enhancements
The Imagiq 990 ISP presents always-on HDR functionality for 4K seize at 60 fps, with real-time bokeh monitoring. Because of the 16 object layer segmentation help throughout video recording, the digital camera system can establish and monitor faces, individuals, physique, bushes, grass, mountains, sky, sea, and landscapes after which apply totally different corrections or enhancements to every merchandise.
Different options embrace standalone OIS and 3-mic HDR audio noise discount.
The Vivo X100 collection smartphones are anticipated to launch on November 13 in China with the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 processor.
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