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  • The Cortex-X5 CPU core beats the Oryon CPU cores in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset, a leaker has claimed.
  • MediaTek is reportedly using the Cortex-X5 in its upcoming Dimensity 9400 processor.

Qualcomm is expected to announce its Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset for flagship phones in late 2024, and this will be the first smartphone chipset powered by the company’s Oryon custom CPU cores. However, it sounds like Arm and MediaTek could take the fight to Qualcomm with the next Dimensity processor.

Leaker Digital Chat Station has asserted on Weibo that the upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 9400 chipset uses the Arm Cortex-X5 CPU core, reportedly code-named BlackHawk. The tipster further claims that the Cortex-X5 beats the CPU cores inside the Apple A17 Pro chip and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC when it comes to IPC performance (instructions per cycle).