We now have two new-generation flagship processors, Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and Dimensity 9000. The industry is increasingly looking forward to the performance of the next generation of new flagship smartphones. With the competition in the market, many users are looking forward to price-sensitive brands like Xiaomi. The Xiaomi 12 series will arrive this month with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and it will be the first to use this chip. According to popular Weibo tech blogger, @DCS, the next-generation flagship models may use the Dimensity 9000. He wrote, “Don’t be surprised that the flagship model of the next generation uses the Dimensity 9000. This chip has a better industry rating than the Snapdragon 8 Gen1”.
Both the Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen1 are 4nm, flagship processors. They both use the same 3 clusters (1+3+4) architecture with similar cores. However, while the Dimensity 9000 uses TSMC’s 4nm process, Snapdragon 8 Gen1 uses Samsung’s 4nm process. Generally, TSMC’s manufacturing process has always been more efficient than Samsung’s. This may be the Dimensity 9000 advantage over Snapdragon 8 Gen1.
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.
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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, 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.
Snapdragon 8 Gen1 technical specs
The CPU of this chip comes with a three-cluster design (1+3+4) and the main core is an ARM Cortex-X2 core with a 3.0 GHz clock speed. There are also three “supporting” performance cores based on the newer ARM Cortex-A710 standard. Those will run at 2.5 GHz. Finally, we have four efficiency cores that will also sport the new ARM Cortex-A510 standard running at 1.8 GHz. Overall, the new CPU will reduce power consumption by up to 30 percent. That certainly is a significant upgrade.
Furthermore, this new processor comes with an Adreno 730 GPU with a 30% performance boost and up to 25 power-saving thanks to its new architecture. Qualcomm developed three Elite Gaming features, one of which will allow developers to strike a balance between performance and power efficiency.