The Dimensity 8000-MAX is spotted challenging the Snapdragon 870 SoC on Geekbench
OPPO has already confirmed that the K10 5G will be the world's first Dimensity 8000-MAX-based phone on its launch. Now, it has hyped its new choice of processor further with a new infographic highlighting the silicon's 5-nanometer (nm) nature, as well as the fact it has the same GPU, APU and Imagiq ISP as the 8000 and 8100.
These interesting enough details might establish the potential for performance upgrades over the 8000-series' predecessors. However, the poster fails to mention others such as the new MAX variant's actual speed. Digital Chat Station has stepped in here, however, with claims that the chipset is effectively a version of the 8100, albeit with a max clock of 2.75GHz as opposed to 2.85GHz in the existing chipset.
The K10 5G may have borne this allegation out itself, through an inaugural appearance on Geekbench 5. This "OPPO PGJM10" does indeed have 4 cores clocked at 2GHz and 4 more at 2.75GHz each, whereas those of the 8100 are indeed 0.1GHz faster. Then again, the 8000 has the same slightly slower configuration.
Nevertheless, the PGJM10 has attained single-core scores of 855. Nothing very special about that (although Digital Chat Station intimates that it might do better under different conditions) - however, its 3,478 multi-core scores do slightly outdo those associated with the competing Snapdragon 870.
Furthermore, Digital Chat Station also asserts that the 8000-MAX has the potential to beat the 8100 in terms of power efficiency - if only because it also consumes less power by comparison. All in all, it is still not clear why these new Dimensity MAX versions exist, besides helping MediaTek seize and retain dominance in the mid-tier Android market by force of performance in increased numbers.