MediaTek Dimensity 9300 appears on Geekbench

Diverging from previous release cycles, MediaTek has officially unveiled the Dimensity 9300 mobile platform later than Qualcomm’s third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform this year. Nevertheless, scores for the vivo X100 equipped with the Dimensity 9300 have surfaced on Geekbench, outperforming its contemporaries—the third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, Samsung’s Exynos 2400, and Apple’s A17 Pro—in certain benchmarks.

Geekbench data suggests the vivo X100 averages around a score of 2250 in single-core tests. Meanwhile, its multi-core scores range between 7,000 to 7,900, surpassing the Snapdragon’s 7501 and even Apple’s A17 Pro, which scored 7244. MediaTek’s implementation of an “all-big-core” CPU architecture in the Dimensity 9300 ensures its benchmark scores exceed those of the Exynos 2400, which has a 10-core configuration (scoring 2,067 in single-core and 6,520 in multi-core tests).

However, in the GPU arena, the Dimensity 9300’s Arm Immortalis G720 GPU scored 13,686 in Geekbench’s OpenCL benchmark test, trailing behind the Exynos 2400’s Xclipse 920 and the Adreno 750 of the third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform. It’s worth noting, though, that Geekbench’s GPU tests may not fully stress the hardware, and thus may not accurately reflect true GPU performance.

Launched on November 6, the Dimensity 9300 is fabricated using TSMC’s latest 4nm process, housing 22.7 billion transistors. Its CPU architecture comprises a configuration of 1×3.25GHz Cortex-X4, 3×2.85GHz Cortex-X4, and 4×2.0GHz A720, equipped with an 8MB L3 cache and a 10MB system cache. During its release event, MediaTek claimed that the Dimensity 9300’s multi-core peak performance has increased by 40% over its predecessor, with power consumption reduced by 33% when operating at peak performance, and a 46% increase in GPU peak performance.