MediaTek will use 6nm technology in new chips

MediaTek will use 6nm technology in new chips


Anna Savelieva | 01/20/2021

MediaTek will use 6nm technology in new chips

The company has unveiled a flagship 5G processor that should take Qualcomm for market share in premium devices.

On Wednesday, MediaTek announced the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 chips, which will appear in new smartphones as early as March. The first companies to declare their desire to use the platform were
Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO and Realme. Moreover, the latest manufacturer announced the device model – Realme X9 Pro.

So, Dimensity 1200 boasts eight processing cores in a “1 + 3 + 4” configuration: one Cortex-A78 core with a clock speed of up to 3.0 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.6 GHz and four
Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. At the same time, the chip supports LPDDR4x-4266 RAM up to 16 GB, UFS 3.1 flash drives, Wi-Fi 6 wireless communication
(a / b / g / n / ac / ax), Bluetooth 5.2 and FM radio, and the integrated modem provides 5G connectivity up to 4.7 Gbps per download.

And although the same accelerator is responsible for graphics processing as in the Dimensity 1000 (Mali-G77 MC9), devices based on this processor can be equipped with cameras with a resolution of up to 200 million pixels.
In addition, the chip received new software support for better tracing and the ability to work with displays with a refresh rate of up to 168 Hz and a resolution of up to 2520 × 1080 pixels.

Dimensity 1100 received a symmetric configuration “4 + 4”: two Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 with frequencies up to 2.6 and 2.0 GHz, respectively. Supports up to 108 million camera resolution
pixels and displays with refresh rates up to 144 Hz. The graphics accelerator is the same as in Dimensity 1100.

Like Qualcomm and Apple, MediaTek develops chips and then outsource their production to third parties. New items will be assembled at TSMC using 6nm technology, while Qualcomm processors
is manufactured by Samsung with 5nm technology, and Apple is using TSMC 5nm technology.

Previous MediaTek chips used a 7nm process technology. Moving to the next level will not only help make platforms 22% faster in computing tasks and reduce energy consumption by 25%, but
and spur competition between companies.


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