MediaTek Dimensity 9300 vs Apple A17 Pro, which is faster? You see, gone were those days when MediaTek chipset was frowned upon. The latest MediaTek Dimensity 9300 mobile Chip is a Transformation and that’s why many tech companies have grown confidence to feature it in their flagship smartphones. But let’s avoid long talk and focus on the comparison.
Smartphones that are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9300 are cheaper than Apple A17 Pro smartphones. For context, the vivo X100 starts at $699. In contrast, the iPhone 15 Pro with an A17 Pro chip will cost you $999.
The Apple A17 Pro is 28% faster in single-core than the MediaTek Dimensity 9300. But the case is reversed when it comes to the Multi-Core. Here the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is 9% better in Multi-core than the Apple A17 Pro.
Going by Geekbench 6 scores, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 had 2,270 Single-core points and 7,916 multi-core. While the Apple A17 Pro chip had 2,926 points on single-core and 7,214 on multi-core.
When it comes to the CPU configuration, the Apple A17 Pro chipset has a 2+4 Hexa-Core architecture and is built on TSMC’s 3nm process with a 2x 3.78 GHz and 4x 2.11 GHz. This is the first mobile chipset built on a 3nm process.
On the other hand, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is fabricated on TSMC’s 4nm+ process with an all-big octa-core processor. The prime Cortex-X4 core is clocked at 3.25GHz alongside, 3x Cortex-X4 clocked @2.85GHz, and 4x efficiency cores clocked @ up to 2GHz. The Dimensity 9300 brings a 1+3+4 octa-core CPU architecture.
GPU | Performance
Apple for a very long time has always stood out as one of the best chipsets when it comes to flagship mobile graphics. And so the A17 Pro didn’t disappoint rather it packs 6 cores, supports hardware ray tracing, and is capable of playing AAA console games.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Chip is up there in the GPU stack too. It brings an Arm Immortalis-G720 MC12 GPU. The GPU here supports hardware ray tracing and global illumination tech. Just like the Apple A17 Pro, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 has an excellent GPU performance.
AI and ML
When it comes to AI and ML, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is the winner. Much advanced computing goes into play here. The Dimensity 9300 supports LLMs with up to seven billion parameters running at 20 tokens per second. And depending on the RAM size, the parameters could even double.
In contrast, Apple didn’t put more emphasis on AI this time, instead, they focused more on boosts in CPU and GPU performance.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 vs Apple A17 Pro: Conclusion
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 has better AI capabilities than the Apple A17 Pro. More so, the CPU and GPU are at par. But interestingly, for the first time, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 has a superior score than the Apple A17 Pro. Both in Geekbench and AnTuTu points.
However, when it comes to battery efficiency, the Apple A17 Pro leads. Thanks to the 3nm process by TSMC. But overall, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Chip is a worthy flagship chipset. It will be cheaper and will offer similar functionality to the Apple A17 Pro.