MediaTek’s upcoming 5nm Processor to Debut in 2022

MediaTek’s Dimensity line of 5G-ready processors proved to be a success for the Taiwanese chipmaker. Aside from being able to offer 5G phones at more accessible price points, MediaTek’s higher-end chips like the Dimensity 1000+ can rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series chips as proven in multiple benchmark tests.

While we know about its upcoming 6nm-based Dimensity 1200 processor slated to launch in a few weeks, MediaTek is working  on a 5nm-based processor called the Dimensity 2000. While it may be delayed by almost a year, MediaTek’s upcoming 5nm processor is rumored to use ARM’s next-generation CPU cores, namely the Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A79. ARM has yet to announce these new CPU cores–along with the Mali-G79–though we should know more about them sometime this year.

It is presumed that the A79, G79, and X2 cores will be based on ARM’s upcoming Matterhorn cores.

While we are waiting on more details about the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 2000, MediaTek is reportedly working on a lower-clocked version of the former called the Dimensity 1100. While it has the same 6nm process, the Dimensity 1100’s Cortex-A78 cores will run at a lower 2.6ghz clock speed. The other difference we know so far is that the Dimensity 1100 will support up to a 144hz refresh rate (vs 168hz on the Dimensity 1200).

As for other features, both chips will support LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and up to 108-megapixel camera sensors.

We should know more about MediaTek’s 6nm processors come January 20.

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