Dimensity 7300 Tested: Benchmarks and Specs

In Short
  • CMF Phone 1 packs the MediaTek Dimensity 7300. The chipset has an octa-core CPU layout and is manufactured on TSMC's 4nm process node.
  • Despite packing older ARM cores, Dimensity 7300 delivers respectable CPU performance. The sustained CPU performance is also top-notch.
  • However, the Mali-G615 MC2 GPU  on the Dimensity 7300 is relatively weak, when compared to Dimensity 7200 Pro.

Nothing has launched a new budget phone under its CMF sub-brand, the CMF Phone 1. This phone is powered by the latest Dimensity 7300 chipset. On paper, it looks like a successor to the Dimensity 7200 Pro, however, the reality is different. So to test the performance claims, here is our deep-dive into Dimensity 7300’s benchmark numbers. We have performed several tests including Geekbench, AnTuTu, 3DMark, and more.

Dimensity 7300 Specifications

Before we delve into the numbers game, go ahead and check out the specifications of MediaTek’s Dimensity 7300 chipset.

Dimensity 7300
Release DateMay 2024
Process NodeTSMC 4nm (N4P)
CPUOcta-core CPU
4x 2.5GHz (Cortex-A78)
4x 2.0GHz (Cortex-A55)
GPUArm Mali-G615 MC2
Full HD+ @144Hz
NPUMediaTek’s 6th-gen APU 655
Camera SupportMediaTek Imagiq 950
Up to 200MP photo capture
4K HDR video capture
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.4
ModemMediaTek 5G Modem, Dual 5G, VoNR
Peak Download Speed 3.27 Gbps
Storage / RAM SupportUFS 3.1
LPDDR5/LPDDR4x, memory up to 6400Mbps
NavIC SupportYes
AV1 DecodeNo

Dimensity 7300: Geekbench 6 CPU

CMF Phone 1 is powered by the Dimensity 7300 chipset and it features eight CPU cores. The CPU cluster is pretty straightforward: 4x Cortex-A78 cores clocked up to 2.5GHz, and 4x Cortex-A55 cores clocked up to 2.0GHz.

While MediaTek has picked older ARM cores, the performance is surprisingly good for a mid-range chipset.

In Geekbench, Dimensity 7300 scores 1,018 in the single-core test and 2,920 in the multi-core test. The multi-core score is about 20% higher than the Dimensity 7200 Pro used on the Nothing Phone 2a, whereas the single-core score is 10% lower. The decision to pack 4x Cortex-A78 cores has resulted in better performance in multi-threaded tasks.

Not to forget, Dimensity 7300 SoC is fabricated on TSMC’s 4nm process node so efficiency has likely improved. Overall, for a phone under Rs 20,000, the Dimensity 7300 SoC delivers respectable CPU performance.

Geekbench CPU scoreDimensity 7300
dimensity 7300 geekbench

Dimensity 7300: AnTuTu Benchmark

Next, in the AnTuTu benchmark, Dimensity 7300 achieves a total score of 637,177. The CPU scores 183,575 and the GPU gets 145,772 points. In my opinion, the Dimensity 7300 somewhat disappoints here, likely because of the weak GPU. By the way, the UFS 3.1 storage gets a score of 78,386 in the AnTuTu storage test.

Dimensity 7300
AnTuTu Score637,177
dimensity 7300 antutu benchmark

Dimensity 7300: CPU Throttling Test

In the CPU Throttling test which evaluates the sustained performance of the CPU, the Dimensity 7300 shines bright. It throttled to 94% of its maximum performance with almost no drop in a 15-minute intensive test. Nothing has most likely added an impressive cooling solution on the CMF Phone 1 which results in sustained CPU performance for a longer period.

dimensity 7300 CPU throttling test

Dimensity 7300: 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

In the 3DMark Wild Life Stress test which evaluates the GPU prowess, the Mali-G615 MC2 GPU on the Dimensity 7300 delivers great stability. It gets the best loop score of 3,137 and the lowest loop score of 3,109. While the performance looks good on paper, in comparison to the older Dimensity 7200 Pro, it’s a downgrade.

Dimensity 7200 Pro’s GPU scored north of 4,000 points in the same test with similar stability. It’s evident that MediaTek has chosen a weaker GPU for the Dimensity 7300 chipset.

Dimensity 7300
Best loop score3,137
Lowest loop score3,109
Dimensity 7300 3dmark stress test

Dimensity 7300: AITuTu Benchmark

In the AITuTu benchmark, the MediaTek APU – AI Processing Unit – scores 99,445 points, close to 100k. MediaTek claims that the 6th-gen APU 655 on Dimensity 7300 is almost 2x faster than the one in Dimensity 7200 Pro.

Dimensity 7300 aitutu benchmark

Dimensity 7300: 5G Speed Test

Finally, we come to the 5G speed test. The Dimensity 7300 comes with an in-house 5G modem that supports dual 5G SIM connectivity and VoNR (Voice over New Radio). In our test on Jio’s 5G network, the CMF Phone 1 reached a peak download speed of 339 Mbps and a peak upload speed of 3.09 Mbps.

dimensity 7300 5g speed test

To sum up, the Dimensity 7300 is a good mid-range chipset by MediaTek, but I am not impressed by the GPU performance. On the CPU side, despite featuring older cores, the CPU sustains good multi-threaded performance over a longer period. It’s left to be seen whether the older cores impact the battery life. Meanwhile, what do you think about the new Dimensity 7300 chipset? Let us know in the comments below.

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