MediaTek Dimensity chip with next-generation Cortex-X5 core appears in Geekbench

MediaTek Dimensity chip with next-generation Cortex-X5 core appears in Geekbench

MediaTek recently released its latest platform, the Dimensity CT-X1. This SoC is particularly important for two reasons: it is MediaTek’s first chip to be produced on a 3nm process, and it features the next-generation ARM Cortex-X5 processor core.

The Cortex-X5 core will also be the basis of MediaTek‘s upcoming flagship mobile chipset, the Dimensity 9400. Now, the Dimensity CT-X1 has appeared on Geekbench, probably from a test machine, showing what the Cortex-X5 can do.

The chip scored 1606 points in single-core and 5061 points in multi-core tests on Geekbench. These results fall short of competitors such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and even MediaTek’s own Dimensity 9300.

But this is most likely due to the lower clock speed of the Cortex-X5 core in the CT-X1, which operates at 2.12 GHz, according to leakster Digital Chat Station. The leak also clarifies that this is a test sample of the chipset.

Despite the lower clock speed, the Dimensity 9400’s IPC (instruction per clock cycle) is reported to be close to Apple’s A17 Pro chip and even surpass that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which will feature custom Oryon cores.

DCS also suggests that the Dimensity 9400 may debut first in a Vivo smartphone and then in an Oppo model.

But keep in mind that the performance of the Dimensity CT-X1 does not necessarily reflect the final performance of the Dimensity 9400. The final clock speeds and optimizations in the 9400 will have a significant impact on test results.

More information about the Dimensity 9400, including the official launch date and specifications, will likely be available closer to its release.


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