MediaTek unveiled its latest flagship chip, the Dimension 9000, a few weeks ago, and is now preparing to introduce a weaker version. The chip, called the Dimension 8000, uses the older ARMv8 architecture, unlike its brother, and is produced with 5nm lithography.
The Dimension 9000 chip will be used in Chinese flagships such as the Redmi K50 series and Oppo Find X4, but the Dimension 8000 will be present in weaker handsets. Although MediaTek has confirmed the name of the chip, a chip formerly rumored to be the Dimension 7000, it has not provided details about it to the media or enthusiasts. However, a reputable source in the world of technology called “Digital Chat Station” has published information about this chip.
According to this source, MediaTek’s new chip is produced with 5nm lithography, which, although lower than the 4nm dimetro lithography of 9000, will experience a good improvement over the 6nm architecture of the 1000 series.
Despite such improvements, MediaTek apparently wants to use ARMv8 for the chip instead of the new ARMv9 architecture. In this regard, we should expect the chip to benefit from 4 Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.75 GHz and 4 Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 2.0 GHz. So there will be no A710 and A510 cores on this chip.
Despite the use of older cores, MediaTek is moving to a new GPU for the GPU. Apparently, we should expect the Mali-G510 MC6 GPU to be used in this chip, which is up to twice as fast as its previous generation, and also has 22% higher energy efficiency.
Given the benefits of this GPU, we have to wait for it to be used in premium mid-range phones. Other possible specifications of the 8000 Dimension include support for a full HD display with a resolution of 168 Hz or a display with a resolution of + 1440p with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and LPDDR5 RAM with UFS 3.1 internal memory. The first handsets equipped with a dimensional chip will arrive in the next 8,000 years.