The Dimensity 820 chipset, which is more powerful than the Dimenstiy 800, has been unveiled by MediaTek. In comparison to the Dimensity 800, the new 820 brings increments in CPU and GPU performance, as well as improvements in 5G connectivity.
While still being a 7nm chipset with four Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55 cores, the contrast between the 800 and 820 is that the 820 has powerful A76 cores that clock at a higher 2.6GHz speed. It also allows up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM connection.
The Mali-G57 GPU gains one more core as well, making it up to 5 — bringing games closer to the 120Hz refresh rate that is supported by the chip if coupled up with the right display panel. This one’s not for hardcore gaming though, like the Dimensity 1000+, but it shall make its way to mid-range phones for decent performance. Nonetheless, the resolution still remains limited to 1080p.
The 5G modem gets an upgrade too with support for two SIM cards to connect to a 5G network with VoNR support.
Although we don’t know the exact score of the chipset against Qualcomm’s offering, MediaTek has showcased its own number. The company sees it off against the older Snapdragon 765G chipset, instead of the newer 768G chipset, which has more clock speed in itself.
About the score, Geekbench 4.2 displays a superior CPU performance (+7% single-core and +37% multi-core), whereas the GPU offered a 33% higher frame rate in GFXBench Manhattan 3.0. MediaTek also claims that the Dimensity 820 will consume less power for 5G with triple the NPU performance. However, we’ll have to wait and see an unbiased judgment, mainly against the new SD768G chipset.
For that, we need to wait for the chipset to hit devices. And looking at rumors, Xiaomi will be the first to ship with the Dimensity 820 chipset in either Redmi K30i or Redmi Note 10.