Not long ago, Qualcomm and MediaTek have announced their new 4nm flagship chips. On paper, these two chips are surprisingly very similar. However, while Qualcomm’s chip uses Samsung’s 4nm process, MediaTek’s chip uses TSMC’s 4nm process. Today, the first information on the AI performance of these chips hit the web. AI BenchMark shows that Dimensity 9000 has a final score of 692 points, completely killing all Android chips. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is also far behind Dimensity 9000 with a score of 560. The Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888 are also far behind the Dimensity 9000 in terms of AI performance.
It should be noted that it may be difficult to feel the gap in AI performance in consumers’ daily use. At present, AI is mainly used in scenes such as face recognition, photographing, AR 3D animation special effects, voice recognition, and mobile phone smart assistants. Higher AI performance can make facial recognition faster and more accurate, make voice assistants more intelligent, and allow the system to learn user habits, pre-load apps at different time periods, and open faster, etc.
To put it simply, AI performance represents the “smartness” of a chip and a mobile phone. Products with stronger performance can bring a smarter experience, making a smartphone more than just a screen device that can install apps. It appears that the Dimensity 9000 SoC will be the go-to chip for Android flagships in 2022.
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, 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.