MediaTek's next move: Dimensity 8300 poised to compete directly with Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
Delhi : The newly released Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 from Qualcomm will be challenged by MediaTek's new mid-range chipset, the Dimensity 8300. The new chipset has a "all big-core design" and on-device generative AI capabilities, much like the company's most recent flagship, the Dimensity 9300. Launched sometime in December 2023, the first phones using the Dimensity 8300 chipset are anticipated.
The Dimensity 8300, which is built on TSMC's 2nd generation 4nm technology, contains an octa-core CPU with 4 ARM Cortex-A715 cores and 4 ARM Cortex-A510 cores. In comparison to its previous version, MediaTek claims that the new chipset provides a 20% increase in performance and uses 30% less energy.
The Mali-G615 MC6 GPU, which is included in the Dimensity 8300 chipset, increases performance by 60% while using 55% less power. The new MediaTek chipset, like the newly released Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, has a dedicated APU 780 AI processor that can run generative AI models on the device with up to 10 billion parameters.
The maximum RAM speed support was also increased by the firm from 6400MHz to 8300MHz, potentially translating to an approximately 33% gain in multitasking. In contrast to the Dimensity 8200, which is compatible with UFS 3.1 storage, the new chipset offers compatibility for UFS 4.0, the most recent standard. The ability to record 4K films at 60 frames per second, which is compatible with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, is another significant upgrade. MediaTek also launched an AI-Color Content Smart ISP, "flagship grade video noise reduction," and a new function that lets users record 4K HDR films on two cameras at once.
MediaTek's "Adaptive Game Technology 2.0" and Modem Express 2.0 are new capabilities for the Dimensity 8300 that may assist keep the chipset cooler while providing a high FPS, lag-free gaming experience. Regarding the modem, MediaTek claims that the upgraded CPU can achieve 5.17Gbps peak download rates on 5G networks and supports Wi-Fi 6E, which doubles bandwidth over the previous generation.