Taiwanese chipset maker MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 1200 and 1100, its first pair of 6nm chipsets that uses the Cortex-A78 core. Up until now, MediaTek’s Dimensity series were all built on a 7nm process.
Of the two new chipsets, the Dimensity 1200 performs the most with a 1+3+4 CPU configuration and a A78 core clocked at 3.0GHz; there is also three more A78 cores clocked at 2.76GHz and finally four A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. This a vast improvement on the Dimensity 1000+ which runs the old A77 core clocked at 2.6GHz and is 20% slower than what the A78 offers at 3.0GHz. Putting all cores together, there is a 22% increase in overall CPU performance and 25% increase in power efficiency.
The Dimensity 1100 offers less with no prime core, all four of its Cortex-A78 cores is clocked at 2.6GHz. As expected though, it is still an upgrade on the Dimensity 1000+ in both single and multi-core performance thanks to its architectural design.
The Dimensity 1200 and the 1100 uses the same Mali-G77 GPU with 9 cores. An added advantage is the AV1 video with hardware acceleration. In terms of display, the Dimensity 1200 can output 168Hz displays and it has 5-core ISP that can handle camera sensors up to 200MP. There is HDR support for 4K videos and dynamic range is now up by 40%. The Dimensity 1100 is capable of 144Hz displays and can handle up to 108MP camera sensors. Both chipsets can handle phones with dedicated Night Mode for panoramas.
The first set of devices powered by the chipsets is expected to be out towards the end of March and the beginning of April from the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo and Realme.