The forthcoming Dimensity 9400 from MediaTek is poised to make strides in the flagship chip market. According to leaks, the chip will offer significant performance improvements over its predecessor, the Dimensity 9300, challenging Qualcomm’s market dominance. It is expected that the chipset will launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

According to renowned tipster Digital Chat Station, the chipset has some intriguing features. In Geekbench 6, the Dimensity 9400 scored 2700, an improvement of 19.3% over the Dimensity 9300. Moreover, its multi-core score improves by 24.7% to 9800. GFXBench Aztec Ruins will be able to deliver 110 frames per second on the Immortalis G9xx GPU, which is 11.1% faster than the previous generation’s 99 frames per second.

According to leaks, MediaTek will continue to use ARM’s CPU and GPU architecture this year. With TSMC’s advanced 3nm manufacturing process, the Dimensity 9400 is expected to have a 32% increase in power efficiency. The Dimensity 9300 was built on a 4nm process and included one Cortex-X5 prime core, three Cortex-X4 prime cores, and four Cortex-A720 performance cores.

It is also expected that the chipset will support advanced memory and AI processing technologies. As a result, the device will support LPDDR5T RAM, which will enhance on-device AI capabilities, potentially outperforming Dimensity 9300’s 33 billion parameter large language model.

Although MediaTek’s new chip features these advancements, it still faces tough competition, particularly from the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. According to preliminary Geekbench comparisons, the Dimensity 9400 may not be able to completely surpass its rivals in terms of performance.

Power consumption and performance issues have also been raised regarding the Cortex-X5 core’s different clock speeds. The Dimensity 9400 should be able to achieve its full potential if MediaTek addresses these issues.