MediaTek starts testing new Dimensity 9100 mobile processor

Testing of a promising flagship system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets, the Dimensity 9100, started by Taiwanese company MediaTek, writes Notebookcheck.net electronic magazine on May 1.

The current flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9000 was introduced in December 2021. The first smartphones based on it have only recently hit the market. The name Dimensity 9100 is apparently temporary for now. Whether it will be retained by the time the model is unveiled is not yet known.

Some reports suggest the chip may be based on 3nm TSMC process, however, most sources are inclined to believe that the 4nm process will be retained.

Future models of MediaTek's competitor, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be manufactured using TSMC's 4nm process. Moving ahead of the competitor to 3 nm would increase the cost of the product, and the price is one of MediaTek's competitive advantages.

Recall, the Dimensity 9000 processor debuted last December. It combines eight cores: one high-performance Cortex-X2 with 3.05 GHz, three Cortex-A710 with up to 2.85 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 with 1.8 GHz. The processor is equipped with an Arm Mali-G710 gas pedal and a 5G modem.

The Dimensity 9100 chip is likely to inherit the configuration from its predecessor, but it will get a number of improvements. At least, it should have higher frequencies. Probably, it will not stop there. It is noted that MediaTek is already testing samples of the product.

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