MediaTek wins the race. According to Moore’s Law, the performance of mobile phones has improved rapidly and the running score is one of the most important reference indicators for measuring the benefits of mobile phone performance. In recent years, with the advent of AI, the number of AI applications on mobile phones has increased, and especially in the trend of photography, video, and games, the AI performance provided by the chip for mobile phones is becoming increasingly important.
As a result, the strength of the AI energy efficiency of the chip and the level of the AI running score of the mobile phone has become important indicators that are relevant to mobile phone manufacturers and consumers.
AI Benchmark v4 Mobile Phone Rankings
The authoritative Zurich AI benchmark has updated the latest version of its AI performance rankings. In the mobile phone ranking, the iQOO Z1, a 5G phone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, won with 133,000 points. In the mobile chip rankings, two 5G SoCs, the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ and Dimensity 820, took first and third place respectively.
The reason that MediaTek’s Dimensity 5G chip finished more than 13% ahead of the second place and took first and third place is directly related to MediaTek’s proprietary, stand-alone AI processor APU. As early as 2018, MediaTek launched its standalone AI processor APU to build the NeuroPilot artificial intelligence platform, which integrates heterogeneous computations such as CPU, GPU, and APU into the SoC, giving the SoC powerful AI computational capabilities.
MediaTek has also worked with AI partners to build an ecosystem that provides system solutions to end manufacturers with computing power, algorithms, and applications. The first-generation APU was integrated into the former 4G mobile phone SoCs to provide full support for AI camera functionality, which is still the mainstream solution for mobile photography today.
By the 5G chip era, MediaTek’s standalone AI processor had been upgraded to APU version 3.0 with a new 6-core architecture and up to 4.5 TOPS AI processing power, more than twice the performance of the previous generation APU 2.0.
Compared to competitive products, the architecture of APU 3.0 is more efficient and capable of maximizing “effective processing power” in all AI scenarios. 3.0 is like a sports car, although its pulling power is not as great as that of a truck, the sports car has greater speed and flexibility, and it can make the most of its horsepower to reach the finish line faster.
This is the task that is the main reason why the Dimensity 1000+ can eliminate the competition and win the Zurich AI Performance Championship. MediaTek’s AI technology has always been very well suited to practical user scenarios such as portrait cutting, shake removal, face detection, video optimization, etc., which is also the direction that government agencies and industry development are taking.
Dimensity 1000+ is equipped with the latest APU 3.0 With support for APU 3.0, Dimensity 1000+ fully meets the performance requirements of 5G flagship phones for a wide range of AI applications such as AI cameras, smart albums, AI videos, games, etc.
Currently, MediaTek has already launched a range of Dimensity 5G chips from the Dimensity 1000, Dimensity 800, and Dimensity 700 series, all of which are equipped with an independent AI processor APU, giving excellent AI performance and applications to the entire Dimensity 5G chip series. As more Dimensity 5G devices become widely available, 5G phone users will have the opportunity to experience even richer AI capabilities.