MediaTek reportedly working on an overclocked version of the Dimensity 8000 called the Dimensity 8100
MediaTek has been relatively quiet after unveiling its high-end Dimensity 9000 SoC for smartphones. Multiple rumours have talked about its younger sibling, the Dimensity 8000, and how it'll debut alongside a Redmi K50 series device. Now, Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station says that there is yet another MediaTek chipset in the pipeline called the Dimensity 8100.
For all intents and purposes, the Dimensity 8100 is little more than a Dimensity 8000 with bumped up clock speeds, a relation we see annually on high-end Snapdragon chipsets. A GPU upgrade could be in the cards, too.
To recall, the Dimensity 8000 was slated to feature four ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 GHz, along with an ARM Mali G510 GPU. Both chipsets will be fabbed on TSMC's 5nm node.
MediaTek's decision to use previous-generation ARM CPUs is a tad puzzling, but makes sense when we consider that the Dimensity 8100/8000 aren't meant to compete with high-end Qualcomm SoCs and hence can be designed as such.
Digital Chat Station adds that MediaTek will launch both processors together sometime next month, and a smartphone running the Dimensity 8100 also be unveiled alongside it. The leaker adds that some existing devices originally slated to use the Dimension 8000 have opted to swap it out for a Dimensity 8100.
Digital Chat Station on Weibo