Mediatek upped its game with the launch of the Dimensity series of 5G-ready processors. The company recently delivered processors like the Dimensity 9100 and the Dimensity 9100 Plus, which are on par with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the 8+ Gen 1.
Mediatek has really reshaped competition in the Android chip market with their recent releases. Their most recent flagship, the Dimensity 9000 was critically acclaimed on release, and even managed to trade blows with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Just now, well known Weibo tipster, DCS, even shared Antutu scores of the upcoming Dimensity 9200.
If you look at the broken down scores, the CPU only registers a marginal improvement over the previously released Dimensity 9000+. The big jump in overall scores comes from the significantly improved GPU, powered by the new Arm Immortalis-G715.
Qualcomm v/s Mediatek
With these scores, the Dimensity 9200 will likely be the most powerful Android chip when it releases next month. That is until the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 officially releases. Its not clear yet, which will be the first phone to sport the upcoming Mediatek 9200, but recent rumors suggest Vivo could take the lead with the Vivo X90.
Mediatek Dimensity 9200 AnTuTu Performance
On AnTuTu version 9.2.6, the Mediatek Dimensity 9200 has posted an overall score of 1,266,102. The processor has scored 2,73,413 points on the CPU front. Similarly, it has posted 5,50,767 points on the AnTuTu GPU performance test. The processor has also clocked good scores on memory and UX tests, making it a very capable processor.
Should We Trust Benchmarks?
Benchmarks are the easiest way to measure and understand the performance of a processor. However, over the last few years, we have seen brands whitelisting certain benchmark apps to run at higher clock speeds while ignoring temperature limits. In fact, big brands like Samsung and OnePlus are known to rig benchmarks.
The Dimensity 9200 is likely to use an octa-core CPU cluster with a single ultra-core, based on the ARM Cortex X3 architecture, three high-performance CPU cores based on the ARM Cortex A715 architecture, and four power-efficient cores based on the ARM Cortex A510 architecture. The processor is likely to use the Mali-G715, ARM's flagship mobile graphics solution.
Testing & modeling
The most recent Dimensity chips were also very efficient, and that seems to carry over to the upcoming Dimensity 9200. As the screenshot shows, the CPU temps rises from 27°C (room temperature) to a very comfortable 36-37°C, and also stays within those ranges during the strenuous test.
This helps brands claim the top spot in the best-performing phone chart. However, when it comes to real-world performance, the performance might not be as good as the benchmark's claim. Hence, these scores should be taken with a pinch of salt.