MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ trades blows with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in maiden AnTuTu run; Dimensity 9300 tipped for an October launch
The MediaTek Dimensity 9200, while not as popular as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, managed to trade blows with Apple's A16 Bionic in GPU performance. Rumours about its mid-cycle refresh emerged some time ago, and now, so has its AnTuTu score. The Dimensity 9200+ has shown up on the benchmarking platform alongside a yet-to-be-announced Vivo smartphone.
It scores 1,338,597 overall (298,850 CPU/594,203 GPU/263,503 Memory/212,401 UX), putting the Dimensity 9200+ well above the Dimensity 9200 and even the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Its real-world performance uplift could be even higher, as the device in question could be a pre-production sample with unstable firmware.
There isn't much of a change in the CPU configuration, with the Dimensity 9200+ reusing the same 1x Cortex-X1 + 3x Cortex-A715 + 4x Cortex-A510 cores. Their clock speeds could be a tad higher. Its 11-core Arm Immortalis-G715 MP11 GPU might also get the same treatment.
Twitter leaker @Tech_Reve says MediaTek will unveil the Dimensity 9200+ sometime in May. It seems plausible, given the SoC's debut on AnTuTu, and it's only a matter of time before the Dimensity 9200+ shows up on other platforms like Geekbench. However, it might get little time in the spotlight, as its successor, the Dimensity 9300, is slated for an October 2023 launch.
Little is known about the Dimensity 9300, other than the fact that it will be manufactured on TSMC's N4P node. Whether or not it will mimic the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3's unique core configuration remains to be seen. While MediaTek hasn't experimented with oddly-specced SoCs in a while, it has dabbled with the concept before with the 10-core, tri-cluster Helio X30.