MediaTek unveils the Dimensity 9000+ chip for flagship 5G smartphones


Dimensity 9000+

MediaTek has officially announced the powerful Dimensity 9000+ processor, which is an improved version of the Dimensity 9000 chip. The smartphone will be the basis of flagship smartphones with 5G connectivity.

Recall that the Dimensity 9000 solution combines eight cores: one high-performance Cortex-X2 with a frequency of 3.05 GHz; three Cortex-A710 with a frequency of up to 2.85 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The processor has an Arm Mali-G710 accelerator and a 5G modem.

The Dimensity 9000+ chip inherited the configuration from its predecessor, but at the same time received increased performance. Thus, the frequency of the Cortex-X2 core increased to 3.2 GHz; which provided a 5% increase in the performance of the CPU unit. Graphics node performance increased by 10%.

The Imagiq 790 ISP enables imaging up to 320M pixels, while the MiraVision 790 unit allows for WDHD+ 144Hz or FHD 180Hz displays.

Support for LPDDR5x RAM, UFS 3.1 flash drives, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 is declared. The built-in 5G modem allows you to download data at speeds up to 7 Gb/s.

Dimensity 9000+ from MediaTek has enhanced ISP and increased performance

MediaTek Dimensity

Most flagship smartphones are traditionally based on Qualcomm SoCs, although from a consumer point of view it would be better to use Dimensity 9000 – it is not inferior in functionality, but at the same time more powerful for the same power consumption.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 noticeably lost to the D9000 in power consumption. The latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, according to official data, consumes less than its predecessor, but even if this is true, then the new Qualcomm SoC, most likely, only equaled in Dimensity 9000 in terms of energy efficiency. And the Taiwanese SoC is still faster.

With the new Dimensity 9000+ chip, we expect to get more performance, better energy consumption and less overheating. However, we will have to wait for a few more weeks to finally see the chip in a commercial smartphone to test it.

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