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The Dimensity 9300 Chipset Boost Smartphone Performance

With a unique All Big Core design, MediaTek has unveiled the Dimensity 9300, its newest flagship mobile chip.

With this special arrangement, MediaTek’s industry-leading power efficiency and high performance combine to provide unparalleled user experiences in gaming, video capture, and on-device generative AI computation.

“The Dimensity 9300 is MediaTek’s most powerful flagship chip yet, bringing a huge boost in raw computing power to flagship smartphones with our groundbreaking All Big Core design,” stated Joe Chen, president of MediaTek.

“As developers push the boundaries with edge AI and hybrid AI computing capabilities, this unique architecture along with our upgraded on-chip AI Processing Unit will usher in a new era of generative AI applications.”

The Dimensity 9300 incorporates MediaTek’s next-generation APU 790 AI processor, which is intended to greatly enhance generative AI performance and energy efficiency for quicker and more secure edge computing. The performance of integer and floating-point operations is doubled by the APU 790, and power consumption is cut by 45%. The APU 790’s processing speed is eight times faster than the previous generation because of the adaptation of the Transformer model for operator acceleration. Using stable diffusion, images may be generated in just one second. When paired with the company’s NeuroPilot memory hardware compression, MediaTek’s mixed-precision INT4 quantization technology can more effectively utilize memory bandwidth and drastically lower the amount of memory needed for large AI models.

With scalability up to 33B, the APU 790 supports NeuroPilot Fusion, a big language model with 1B, 7B, and 13B parameters that can constantly execute LoRA low-rank adaptation. The Dimensity 9300 will support state-of-the-art mainstream big language models like Meta Llama 2, Baichuan 2, Baidu AI LLM, and more as part of MediaTek’s robust AI ecosystem. This facilitates the swift and effective deployment of multi-modal generative AI applications by developers, offering consumers generative AI experiences for text, images, and audio.

“With Arm’s latest flagship GPU, the Immortalis-G720, the Dimensity 9300 supercharges mobile gaming experiences,” a MediaTek official stated. At the same power consumption as the Dimensity 9200, the GPU performance of the Dimensity 9300 is increased by over 46%. Similarly remarkable, the Dimensity 9300 offers 40% less GPU power consumption while maintaining the same level of performance as the chipset from the previous generation.

Users benefit greatly from this increase in performance without sacrificing battery life. Smartphones equipped with MediaTek’s second-generation hardware raytracing engine, along with the chipset’s extreme octa-core CPU design, would enable console-level global illumination effects to be rendered at a fluid 60 frames per second. Moreover, users may easily multitask with this strong chipset, enabling them to watch another video or play a game and stream a video simultaneously.

With the combination of an always-on HDR up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) and a low-power AI-ISP, the Dimensity 9300 completely reimagines mobile photography and video capture. Together with real-time bokeh tracking for professional-grade bokeh enhancements, the chipset also offers 4K AI Noise Reduction (AI-NR) and AI processing on RAW images and movies in cinematic mode at 30 frames per second. Furthermore, the new Ultra HDR format in Android 14 for the upcoming smartphone generation will be supported by the Dimensity 9300. Ultra HDR is a significant advancement in mobile photography as it ensures that files are compatible with the JPEG format, which is almost widely supported, while also making photos appear considerably more colorful.

The spokesman went on, “The Dimensity 9300 supports groundbreaking ambient light adaptive HDR recovery technology, further enhancing users’ photography.” The sophisticated on-device AI capacity of the chipset is utilized by the Dimensity 9300 display system to detect principal objects and background images in real time. When combined with the MiraVision Picture Quality (PQ) engine, it will dynamically modify the main objects’ ideal contrast, sharpness, and color, improving the overall image and adding depth to produce lifelike video experiences that are on par with those of today’s flagship DTVs.

The Dimensity 9300 has MediaTek Xtra Range Technology for improved long-range connectivity and supports Wi-Fi 7 speeds up to 6.5 Gbps because connectivity is a crucial component of the user experience. Dimensity 9300 also offers up to three times faster smartphone tethering rates than competing solutions thanks to MediaTek’s Multi-Link Hotspot technology.

Among the MediaTek Dimensity 9300’s other important characteristics are:

Large core power: To optimize performance, the Dimensity 9300 is constructed on TSMC’s third generation 4nm technology, which features four Arm Cortex-X4 cores clocked at up to 3.25GHz and four Cortex-A720 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz.

Faster display speeds: In addition to dual active display support for foldable form factors, the chipset supports WQHD at 180Hz and 4K at 120Hz to produce amazing graphics.

Smooth 5G connectivity: To maximize power economy, MediaTek’s UltraSave 3.0+ technology is integrated into the 5G R16 modem, which supports 4CC-CA Sub-6GHz and 8CC-CA mmWave.

Fast memory: The LPDDR5T 9600Mbps memory, which is currently the fastest speed available, is supported by the Dimensity 9300.

Superior security for flagship Android devices is provided by the Dimensity 9300, which is equally vital to these features focused on the user experience. The chipset’s privacy-focused security architecture safeguards critical processes both during secure computing and boot-up, thwarting physical attempts on data access. Since Arm’s most recent v9 architecture powers the Cortex-X4 and Cortex-A720 processors, the chipset supports Arm’s cutting-edge Memory Tagging Extension (MTE) technology, which facilitates the identification of memory-related issues by developers both before and after deployment. Google has promised to enable MTE throughout the whole Android stack, which will expedite development and help keep users safe while allowing OEMs to launch products more quickly.