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MediaTek Dimensity 1200 announced with 3GHz clocks and support for 168Hz displays

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 20, 2021
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MediaTek has just announced their latest flagship chipsets, the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200. The latter finally sees MediaTek return to their tri-cluster design that they debuted with the Helio X20 before dropping it themselves. With pretty much every flagship chipset in the market today featuring a similar core arrangement, I guess it was high time for MediaTek to bring it back anyway.

Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 sport Cortex-A78 cores

The Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 both will pack the latest Cortex-A78 cores for their performance clusters, and will even sport the same Mali-G77MC9 GPU. This GPU appears to be carried over from last year’s Dimensity 1000+, which does seem like a bummer for those hoping for MediaTek to bring a stronger GPU to compete against the likes of the Snapdragon 865+ and maybe the Exynos 1080.

Interestingly enough, MediaTek does have plans on supporting some raytracing capability with the new Dimensity chips. The Dimensity 1100 will come with the same 1080p 144Hz support as its predecessor, while the Dimensity 1200 bumps it up to 1080p 168Hz. Why not 165Hz, I hear you ask? Well, we have no idea as well.

Mediatek dimensity 1200 dimensity 1100 chipset

On top of the architectural advantage in the CPU front with the newer Cortex-A78 cores, MediaTek will also be using a newer TSMC 6nm manufacturing process, which should allow for even better efficiency. As the Cortex-A78 cores can be clocked faster while being as efficient as the Cortex-A77 cores, it should be a nice upgrade in terms of performance for everyone.

MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 Specs

Dimensity 1100 Dimensity 1200
CPU 4 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz
4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
1 x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0GHz
3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz
4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPU Mali-G77MC9 Mali-G77MC9
Camera 200MP single
32MP + 16MP dual
108MP single
32MP + 16MP dual
Modem Helio M70 5G
Up to 4.7Gbps download
Up to 2.5Gbps upload
WiFi 6
Helio M70 5G
Up to 4.7Gbps download
Up to 2.5Gbps upload
WiFi 6
Display support 2520 x 1080 @ 144Hz 2520 x 1080 @ 168Hz
Process 6nm 6nm

realme, Xiaomi, vivo and OPPO are reportedly already working on designs to feature the Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 chipsets. The first devices are expected to be launched by the end of Q1 2021 or early Q2 2021.

Pokdepinion: Hopefully MediaTek doesn’t try to cheat in benchmarks again this year

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.