MediaTek's latest Dimensity 1000+ chip nets a score of 530,000 on AnTuTu
It's been a while since we've seen MediaTek chips perform on par with equally-specced Qualcomm counterparts. The Taiwan-based chipmaker has historically lagged behind the competition when it comes to real-world and synthetic performance. Now, it appears that MediaTek's newest Dimensity 1000+ has made quite the splash in AnTuTu, netting a score of around 530,000.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ is a relatively new chip that was unveiled only a few days ago. Among other things, it adds support for high-refresh-rate displays and is easier on the battery. Its 530k AnTuTu score isn't on par with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 but is impressive nonetheless. However, we should take this result with a grain of salt. MediaTek was caught cheating on popular benchmarking tests not too long ago, and the company's statement following the debacle did little to clear the air.
The Dimensity 1000+ will make its debut alongside the iQOO Z1, which is slated for a May 17th release. Vivo-owned iQOO has released quite a few devices in the past few weeks. Both the iQOO 3 and iQOO 3 Neo are powered by the Snapdragon 865, making the iQOO Z1 the company's first MediaTek-powered flagship. It'll be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison between the iQOO 3 Neo and iQOO Z1, as it will accurately represent the performance differential between Qualcomm and Mediatek's flagship offerings.