MediaTek announces Dimensity 1080 with bump in CPU and efficiency

Enrique, 11 October 2022

MediaTek is unveiling a new mid-tier chipset. The Dimensity 1080 brings improved performance, better efficiency, and beefed-up camera support compared to its predecessor, the Dimensity 920.

The most significant changes here are of the chip’s camera capabilities. The new Dimensity 1080 can handle image data from sensors up to 200MP (previously 108MP) with the Imagiq ISP. There’s mention of hardware accelerated HDR video at up to 4K resolution, but this isn’t new to the 1080.

MediaTek announces Dimensity 1080, a refreshed 920 with better photography capability

This 5G chipset gets slightly updates performance with two Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.6GHz (up from 2.5GHz). The GPU remains the same Mali-G68 and the chipset is still built on the 6nm process. From the performance aspect, benchmark scores may not see a significant jump compared to devices running the preceding chip.

There are no new gaming-specific features (the 1080 has HyperEngine 3.0 like the 920) and the chipset still supports sub-6GHz 5G networks, Wi-Fi 6, and it has the same AI Processing Unit (APU).

MediaTek says devices powered by the Dimensity 1080 will begin shipping in Q4 of 2022.


Reader comments

  • Ayaan
  • 29 Nov 2022
  • KSi

Mediatek did well by offering CPU upgrades in this processor because it will result in a smooth user experience.

  • Arnav
  • 03 Nov 2022
  • KSi

The bump in the CPU of this Dimensity processor is a highlight in the area of consistent performance.

Dimensity 1100. Both octa-core but, 1100 has 4X A78 core, against 1080's 2X ( rest A55 ). Latter is just a minor upgrade over Dimensity 920.

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