Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek is working on at least three new 6nm chips, some of which will be part of the Dimensity lineup that offers 5G as well. One of these new 6nm chips is the MediaTek MT6893 which has just made rounds at the Antutu benchmark, beating the Snapdragon 865 by a small margin.
MediaTek’s new 6nm chip is slightly better in terms of GPU performance than Qualcomm’s outgoing flagship, the Snapdragon 865. It is also a bit better in terms of memory, compared to the Snapdragon-powered phone, an Oppo Find X2 Pro. In terms of CPU, however, it is slightly slower than the SD865.
The MT6893 is built around four Cortex A78 cores and four A55 cores. The prime core among the Cortex A78 CPUs runs at 3.0GHz while the other three are capped at 2.6GHz. This is the same configuration as Samsung’s Exynos 1080 chipset. The GPU on the MediaTek chipset is a Mali-G77 MC9 while Samsung went for the newer G78 cores.
With its new chipset, MediaTek appears to be aiming for the premium market rather than the bleeding edge flagship range. Hence, we can expect to see this chip feature on upper mid-range and more affordable high-end phones.