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
6x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPU Mali-G77MP9 @ ? MHz Mali G76 MP4 @ 720MHz
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
32MP + 16MP
1x 48MP (64MP)
2x 24+16MP
H.264 & HEVC
& AV1 (Decode)
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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  • danjw - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    Do we know if they are cheating on the benchmarks above?
  • s.yu - Sunday, May 10, 2020 - link

    They're not. IIRC these are results released from a previous review in which Andrei mentioned that their D1000 is spared from their otherwise series-wide benchmark cheating.
  • eastcoast_pete - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    Thanks Andrei! Did I miss that Oppo Reno review, or is it still to come?
  • lucam - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    The real problem of this SOC is only one thing: Mali GPU.
    It's garbage GPU, I think many guys out there should be looking only for PowerVR GPU which far far better than this garbage one.
  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    I have to admit that I was wondering if the "+" didn't refer to something like upgrading the GPU to PowerVR. However, I'm guessing ARM has a licensing model that probably makes it unappealing to use their CPU cores and *not* their Mali GPUs.
  • lucam - Monday, May 11, 2020 - link

    I was hoping the same. It’s frustrating seeing many variations and iterations of this bad GPU..
  • Plumplum - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - link

    Mali GPU becomes stronger and stronger...
    Between G76 double the performances compare to G72
    And G77 raises by 30%

    OK it seems Samsung has some problem on Exynos...but as Helio G90T can handle some game with G76mp4 better than Exynos 990 with G77mp11 we can ask US some questions.

    Iqoo is the gaming sub-brand of Vivo and will be the first to use D1000+...
    They probably consider G77mp9 is enough to be used on gaming.
    I think it's the soc to test....on several games (to prevent any application à abnormal behavior)
  • lucam - Monday, May 11, 2020 - link

    But it never will be as fast and efficient as PowerVR.
    See IPhones, their GPUs are, at least , 2 generations ahead...
  • Spunjji - Monday, May 11, 2020 - link

    Mali has multiple benefits for an SoC vendor - the benefits of a single source for your GPU and CPU and associated drivers, benefits of ARM doing qualification with foundries, and the benefits of a GPU designed for area-efficiency over and above other concerns. It makes sense for MediaTek to use them, which is a shame, because those Imagination Tech GPUs really do deserve to be in more devices.
  • lucam - Monday, May 11, 2020 - link

    I do believe the same.
    I think giving license to Apple it has given many restrictions to other vendors..

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