The MediaTek Dimensity 2000 could be more efficient than the Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200 thanks to TSMC's 4 nm node
Last week, word surfaced indicating MediaTek's plans to release the Dimensity 2000, an SoC expected to do battle with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 898 while having the advantage of lower cost. It appears the Dimensity 2000 could also trounce the Snapdragon 898 in another major aspect.
Going by a new report, the Dimensity 2000 will be built on MediaTek's 4 nm node. This isn't brand new information, either, as it corroborates our report from July about MediaTek's plan to beat Qualcomm to the punch by using a world-first 4 nm manufacturing process built by TSMC. The chipset in question looks set to be the Dimensity 2000.
This would be an impressive move by MediaTek, as TSMC's nodes have had a solid advantage over Samsung's for a while now. The Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, for example, were both built on Samsung's 5 nm process and suffered from lackluster efficiency. TSMC's fabs have been better in that regard recently, and that advantage can be expected to carry over to the 4 nm process.
This would likely mean that the Dimensity 2000 offers better efficiency than the Snapdragon 898 and the Exynos 2200—both of which are expected to be built on Samsung's new 4 nm process—while delivering equal CPU performance. The MediaTek chipset is expected to be slightly worse in the GPU department, however.