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MediaTek’s 6nm processor benchmark results leak; reaches closer to Snapdragon 865

The chipset is said to feature one primary Cortex-A78 core at 3Ghz, in addition to three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz and four other energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 2Ghz. It also has Mali-G77 MC9 GPU.

MediaTek launches new gaming chip
MediaTek launches new gaming chip (REUTERS)

We have already seen Apple, Huawei and Samsung coming out with 5nm chipsets for smartphones and some PC devices. Qualcomm is expected to join the bandwagon soon with rumoured Snapdragon 875 processor. However, amidst all this, MediaTek is now said to be working on a 6nm chipset called MT6893, which has leaked once again, giving us an idea on how powerful it can be, as compared to others.

Revealed in GeekBench 5 results, the MT6893 proved to be more powerful than company’s own Dimensity 1000+ processor and is actually at par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is found in several flagship phones. Although the GeekBench 5 results shown in screenshots uploaded on Weibo, are not final ones but it is turning out to be a potentially powerful processor.

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The chipset is said to feature one primary Cortex-A78 core at 3Ghz, in addition to three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz and four other energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 2Ghz. It also has Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. Some rumours on the chipset having two variants is also floating around the web. 

Other than this, there is no other information on this chipset including DSP or memory controller details. Some leaks also point out that it may improve upon LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.0 storage and will offer LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 storage support. But nothing can be said for sure.

That said, according to a recent report, Apple will probably move to 4nm process-based chipset for iPhones in 2022. Going by the naming scheme, it might be called as A16 Bionic.

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