Dimensity 9400 could beat Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in every way: A Major Tech Upset

Dimensity 9400 could beat Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in every way: A Major Tech Upset

The Dimensity 9300 application processor (AP) was a gamble for MediaTek, as the company did not include a cluster of low-powered efficiency cores on the chip. Instead, the chipset was loaded with four Prime Cortex-A4 CPU cores and four Cortex-A720 Performance CPU cores. MediaTek issued a strong denial, despite the fact that rumors that the SoC suffered from overheating appeared to have come true while the chip was still in the process of being released.

Additionally, a stress test that was performed on the Dimensity 9300 resulted in the chip’s performance being slowed down by 46%, despite the fact that MediaTek once again defended its design. The stress test was referred to as “flawed” under this particular instance. You might want to reconsider your assumptions if you were thinking that MediaTek might return to a configuration of clusters that is more typical for the Dimensity 9400 that will be released the following year. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 vs Dimensity 9400

The new chip will not have four Cortex-X5 CPU cores but rather will have a total of eight CPU cores, as stated in a post on Weibo that was made by Digital Chat Station (via Wccftech). A configuration consisting of three Prime Cortex-X5 cores and five Cortex Performance CPU cores is suggested by this information. Within the post that was written by the leaker, it is stated that “the design architecture of Dimensity 9400 ES is not 4 X5, but it is still a full core lineup on the TSMC N3 platform, and the design performance is expected to surpass Tongzi (Snapdragon 8 Gen 4) in all aspects.” There is a previous rumor that suggests that MediaTek will not incorporate any low-power efficiency cores into the flagship chipset that will be released the following year. Both the Dimensity 9400 and its competitor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, will be manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process node. 

Price Dynamics Betwen Tech Giants

It is anticipated that the MediaTek chip will have a significant price difference in comparison to Qualcomm’s AP. This is due to the fact that Qualcomm’s AP will debut the chip designer’s new custom Oryon cores, which will replace Arm’s Cortex cores. According to a Qualcomm executive, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be more expensive than its predecessor. MediaTek should be able to attract some business from Chinese phone manufacturers who would have normally packed their phones with Qualcomm’s chipset if the price gap was substantially larger. With the official announcement of the Dimensity 9300 SoC occurring at the beginning of the previous month, there is still a significant amount of time left before the Dimensity 9400 emerges into the world.

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