Today MediaTek announced a follow-up in its SoC line-up with the new Dimensity 1000+. This seems to be a binned or revisioned variant of the Dimensity 1000 announced last year, although we currently lack details on the exact changes.

MediaTek SoCs
SoC Dimensity 1000 Helio G90
(Helio G90T)
CPU 4x Cortex A77 @ 2.6GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
2x Cortex A76 @ 2.0GHz
(2.05GHz)
6x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPU Mali-G77MP9 @ ? MHz Mali G76 MP4 @ 720MHz
(800MHz)
APU / NPU / AI Proc. / Neural IP "3rd gen APU"
2 "big" + 3 "small" + 1 "tiny"

4.5TOPs total perf
2x APU


+1TOPs total perf
Memory 4x 16b LPDDR4x LPDDR4X @ 2133MHz
ISP/Camera 80MP
or
32MP + 16MP
1x 48MP (64MP)
or
2x 24+16MP
Encode/
Decode
2160p60
H.264 & HEVC
& AV1 (Decode)
2160p30
H.264 & HEVC
Integrated Modem 5G Sub-6

DL = 4600Mbps
200MHz 2CA, 256-QAM,
4x4 MIMO

UL = 2500Mbps
200MHz 2CA, 256-QAM,
2x2 MIMO

LTE Category 19 DL
Category 12/13

DL = 600Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM, 4x4 MIMO

UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA,64-QAM
Connectivity WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
+ Bluetooth 5.1
+ Dual Band GNSS
 
Mfc. Process N7 12FFC

The Dimensity 1000+ is powered by 4x Cortex-A77 cores up to 2.6GHz and 4x Cortex A55 cores up to 2 GHz. Although we never saw any kind of Dimensity 1000 powered devices out there in the wild, we did manage to get our hands on an Oppo Reno 3 with a Dimensity 1000L – a lower binned variant of the flagship chip.

Even this lower binned variant performed quite excellently, able to showcase higher performance as well as better power efficiency compared to competing SoCs such as the Snapdragon 765.

The GPU is a Mali G77MP9 – but again since we never saw the full featured D1000 in the wild we don’t know how the D1000+ will perform. The lower-binned D1000L certainly showcased good performance at excellent power consumption.

The SoC includes a 5G modem capable of sub-6GHz frequencies (which covers the vast majority of markets). The chip also currently is the only mobile chip this year that support AV1 hardware decoding, an interesting feature that makes MediaTek’s offerings more future-proof than other chipsets.

Today’s announcement generally seems a bit meagre on details on what the D1000+ provides over the D1000. Vivo’s iQOO is said to be designing a phone powered by the new chipset, which hopefully means we’ll finally see the full potential of the Dimensity 1000 SoC materialise.

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Source: MediaTek

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  • mode_13h - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    > The chip also currently is the only mobile chip this year that support AV1 hardware decoding, an interesting feature that makes MediaTek’s offerings more future-proof than other chipsets.

    ...unless their AV1 implementation gobbles so much power that you'd be better off just streaming H.265/VP9/whatever.
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  • nandnandnand - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    Oh boy, the anti-AV1 weirdo has crawled out of his hole. Reply
  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Oh boy, the irrational AV1 fanboy has crawled out of his hole.

    Seriously, WTF? I'm just saying that the mere fact that it supports AV1 doesn't automatically mean you'll want to use it. How does that in any way make me "the anti-AV1 weirdo"? I never said AV1 was bad. Not in this thread or any other.

    Check yourself, dude. All this quarantining must be getting to you.
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  • nandnandnand - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Sorry, I mixed you up with another user.

    Hardware decode should use less power than using AV1 without hardware decode, and you still get a bitrate benefit. YouTube will move to AV1 so there's your need for future proofing.
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  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Thanks, for clarifying.

    I understand the benefits of hard-wired logic. It could still burn quite a lot of power, though.

    If you're not using it in a bandwidth-limited setting (i.e. wifi), then you might prefer a less dense codec that's much cheaper to decode. Otherwise, it could run down your battery fast, or even generate enough heat to be uncomfortable to hold.

    This is a pessimistic scenario, for sure. I'm not saying it's the most likely, but it explains why we should reserve judgement until a handset with the feature is properly reviewed.
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  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    After looking at software decoding benchmarks of AV1, I see it's not as bad as I thought. So, maybe this will be a non-issue. Reply
  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Encoding is just insane, though. Reply
  • lmcd - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Yea AV1 might be good for things like Netflix, but I'm frustrated by its future use for streaming and community video sharing (Youtube, etc). Yes, those sites are already entrenched, but AV1 will further entrench them due to the expense of encoding to AV1. Reply
  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Basically, any tech spec should be viewed with skepticism, until it's tested. Especially for bleeding-edge features. That's just common sense. Reply
  • gurukiran0027 - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    I hope it doesn't and comes out to be the hero feature of the Mediatek dimensity 1000 chip. Hoping to see phones in the market with Dimensity 1000 and more with Dimensity 1000+ chips Reply

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