MediaTek has become quite a name in the Android phones market, but the company’s higher-end devices have never quite lived up to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series. If the company’s claims turn out correct, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 could finally change that scene.
MediaTek announced the Dimensity 9000, the company’s most powerful chip to date, during an event this week. The chip will reportedly be 35 percent more powerful than the Snapdragon 888 in terms of raw performance. On top of that, it will offer 35 percent greater GPU performance.
Moreover, Dimensity 9000’s architecture is based on a 4nm technology, with one Cortex-X2 core running at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores running at 2.85GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores running at 1.8GHz. It also features a Mali-G710 GPU, as well as an APU with four performance cores and two flexible cores. The AI makes use of the APU cores.
Furthermore, the chipset is equipped with a Gen 7 image-signal processor. It is an 18-bit Imagiq ISP that can capture 320MP images and send data at 9 gigapixels per second, completing out the chip’s capabilities. The integrated modem supports 5G. However, it only supports the sub-6 standard, not the mmWave standard. As a result, the chip is unlikely to be employed in the United States, where key carriers are focusing heavily on mmWave 5G.
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How does MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 9000 perform when compared with Apple A15?
According to MediaTek, the multicore score of the Dimensity 9000 is nearly on par with Apple’s A15 from the iPhone 13, which has a score of over 4,000. However, MediaTek did not provide any further comparisons to Apple’s chip. The latter, on average, is significantly more powerful than other mobile chips.
Meanwhile, MediaTek believes that this new processor outperforms Google Tensor in terms of AI. Tensor offers the best AI performance on mobile CPUs as of now. According to PCMag, MediaTek claims that it will outperform Tensor by about 16 percent, and will outperform Apple’s newest CPUs by a whopping 66 percent.
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