The Taiwanese company is preparing to continue exhausting the improved production process from TSMC by 6 nm - this time with chip Intriguing that is designed for smartphones and may provide partial competition for theSnapdragon 865
Mediatek specializes in developing modest and cost-effective processing chips based on ARM architecture, but over many years of continuous competition it has tried its luck on several occasions even in direct competition with the most expensive and advanced chips from Qualcomm and Samsung (Ten mobile processing cores before everyone else, remember?) - Attempts that ended in considerable disappointment also for Mediatek Itself and also for consumers who have chosen to rely on promises and statements that have not really come true. However, is it possible that a new model of the modest competitor for 2021 will be able to beat the current flagships of 2020? The MT6893 may provide us with the solution.
According to the official teaser of the creators and also some separate appearances in the databases of the leading performance tests in the market, we understand that the MT6893 will be the first smartphone chip from Mediatek based on a 6-nanometer manufacturing process (remember that two other chips have already been launched in technology - For PCs in general and for Chrome OS based computers in particular), With a single advanced Cortex A78 core at a high frequency of 3GHz, three additional Cortex A78 cores at a frequency of up to 2.6GHz, four cost-effective Cortex A55 cores at a frequency of up to 2GHz, a built-in Mali-G77MC9 graphics core and of course modern communication support 5G.
This array introduces the MT6893 over the leading Dimensity 1000 and Dimensity 1000 Plus chips, which feature the same built-in graphics core along with Cortex A77 processing cores with slightly more modest operating frequencies, so the transition to more modern architecture plus a single core frequency It is supposed to provide an improvement in peak capabilities - and this is indeed what can be deduced from the score that was swept in the Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 tests. It seems that the MT6893 does beat the Dimensity 1000 Plus in its results for a single core, and also compares or approaches the individual core resultsSnapdragon 865 and Kirin 990 5G (But is a bit behind them in the multi-core results).
The graphical core that remains without significant material change compared to the flagship products of the 7th generation Nanometer at Mediatek probably indicates that in comparisons in which these capabilities will also take into account the gap between the MT6893 and the Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865 Plus will continue to grow in its direction and favor. of Qualcomm, But hey - maybe here too he was even more pleasantly surprised that this gap is not extremely large, and can be bridged with the help of more competitive prices.
There are also results from the old Geekbench 4 with an important performance improvement Core Unit - but it is worth mentioning that these tests do not weigh and do not take into account the performance of the graphics core inside
Image source: gsmarena.com, geekbench.com
We do not yet know what the official name of the MT6893 will be or when it will be officially unveiled - but hopefully-Mediatek There are more surprises up its sleeve for the near future that will make its prestigious competitors work harder and faster.