MediaTek has announced the release of its latest flagship SoC, the Dimensity 9200+. This new chip is designed to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and is said to show significant improvements, particularly in gaming. The new chip has the same configuration as its predecessor, the Dimensity 9200, but is an overclocked version with some key improvements.
The Dimensity 9200+ features the main Cortex-X3 core, which has been boosted from 3.05 GHz to 3.35 GHz. Additionally, three Cortex-A715 cores now operate between 2.85 GHz to 3 GHz, while the clock frequency of the four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores has increased from 1.8 GHz to 2 GHz. The Immortalis-G715 graphics have also received a boost, with a 17% improvement in performance.
Despite the increased clock frequency, MediaTek has stated that the Dimensity 9200+ will offer the same power efficiency as its predecessor. The chip will continue to be manufactured in TSMC’s second-generation 4nm fab. Other features of the chip, including modem, ISP, APU, and connectivity, remain unchanged.
While the Dimensity 9200+ is an improvement over its predecessor, it is not significantly different from it. The new chip is essentially just a version of the Dimensity 9200 with higher clock speeds. Unlike the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which is based on a more efficient node, there will not be a sudden efficiency improvement.
The competition between the two chipsets will be exciting to watch, as both offer high-performance features designed for gaming and other demanding applications.