ediaTek’s leaked roadmap shows its first 5nm chip, the Dimensity 2000, arriving next year
The roadmap also revealed that MediaTek’s first 5nm chip should be released during the first quarter of 2022. Given the moniker of the Dimensity 2000, Oppo and Vivo will be first to use the chipset with an independent Honor also named. This chip is rumored to use three cores not yet unveiled by ARM: the high-performance Cortex-X2, the Cortex-A79 CPU, and
the Mali G79 GPU core. The Dimensity 1200, by the way, is based on ARM’s current top-of-the-line Cortex-A78 CPU core.
The Dimensity 2000 will feature ARM’s new Matterhorn Generation core
The Cortex-A79 (aka the Matterhorn Core) delivers a small increase in performance. Comparing it to an older core like 2016’s A73, the performance hike is two and a half times. Next year (2022), the top core will be known as the Makalu Generation and it will deliver a 30% gain in performance over the Mattehorn. It will drop support for 32-bit software and will run 64-bit only.
We should hear more about MediaTek’s plans on Wednesday so be sure to check in on Wednesday or Thursday.