A few days ago, MediaTek officially released the Dimensity 9000 flagship processor. This chip has been attracting a lot of attention because its theoretical specification is good. The Dimensity 9000 completely outperforms the Snapdragon 888. NBCheck analysis believes that its final CPU performance may surpass the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. According to MediaTek, Diemsnity 9000 is 35% higher than Snapdragon 888 in system performance (Specint2K6). This chip is 10% higher than Snapdragon 888 in core performance (GeekBench 5.0). In terms of AI performance, Dimensity 9000 can even suppress Apple A15 and Google Tensor.
Such a chip obviously tempts many users, but Americans may not be able to use this chip. The issue is that the integrated 5G baseband of Dimensity 9000 does not support millimeter waves. It uses the Sub 6GHz which means that for the vast majority of US operations, it is not friendly.
Although MediaTek promises to launch chips supporting the millimeter wave frequency band next year, outsiders speculate that it is more likely to be positioned in the low-end.
Dimensity 9000 flagship processor
The Dimensity 9000 chip uses TSMC’s 4nm process + Armv9 architecture combination and has a high-performing Cortex-X2 super-large core. In addition, it has 3 Arm Cortex-A710 large cores (frequency 2.85GHz) and 4 Arm Cortex-A510 energy efficiency cores. This chip also supports LPDDR5X memory and the speed can reach 7500Mbps.
Dimensity 9000 adopts a flagship 18-bit HDR-ISP image signal processor. This technology can shoot HDR video with three cameras at the same time. Furthermore, the chip has a low power consumption performance. This chip comes with a high-performance ISP processing speed of up to 9 billion pixels/sec. It also supports triple exposure for triple cameras as well as up to 320MP cameras.
In terms of Al, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 uses MediaTek’s fifth-generation Al processor APU. This is 4 times more energy-efficient than the previous generation. It can provide a high-efficiency AI experience for shooting, gaming, video, and other applications.
In terms of games, Dimensity 9000 uses Arm Mali-G710 graphics processor and launched a mobile ray tracing SDK kit. This includes Arm Mali-G710 ten-core GPU, mobile ray-tracing graphics rendering technology, support 180Hz FHD+ display.
In addition, this chip has a built-in M80 5G modem, which complies with the new generation of 3GPP R16 5G standards. It also supports Sub-6GHz 5G full-band network, which can greatly reduce communication power consumption while increasing network speed.
In terms of wireless network and audio technology, Dimensity9000 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies with lower latency, including Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi6E 2×2 MIMO, the upcoming Bluetooth LEAudio (dual-link true wireless stereo support) as well as the new Beidou III-B1C GNSS.
From the available reports, this flagship processor will be commercially available in Q1 next year.