Taiwanese chipset manufacturer MediaTek has unveiled its latest flagship offering: Dimensity 9000+. As the name suggests, this is a follow-up to the Dimensity 9000 flagship processor that was released in December 2021. The new chipset improves on the performance of the existing Dimensity 9000 chipset, with the main improvements being made to the silicon’s CPU, resulting in a stated performance increase of roughly 5%.
Let’s take a deeper look at MediaTek’s new silicon, its features, and everything we know so far.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ Specifications, Features
While there don’t appear to be any major changes, the main upgrade is to the CPU’s Cortex-X2 prime core, which is now clocked at 3.2GHz, up from 3.05GHz on the Dimensity 9000, with the remaining seven CPU cores remaining identical to the previous iteration, resulting in a 5 per cent performance boost.
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MediaTek claims that the GPU has also been upgraded. While the silicon still utilizes the Mali-G710, it has been tweaked to give a 10% jump in graphics performance. According to MediaTek, phones with the new processor will be available in Q3 2022. Although the 5-10 per cent isn’t a huge jump, it’s nevertheless encouraging to observe advances with a new release.
The silicon’s other specifications remain the same, ARM’s v9 CPU architecture with a 4nm octa-core process, integrated LPDDR5X RAM with 8MB L3 CPU cache and 6MB system cache, the MediaTek Imagiq 790, an 18-bit HDR-ISP that supports 320MP and simultaneous triple camera 18-bit HDR video recording, and the MediaTek MiraVision 790, which supports the latest 144Hz WQHD+ displays or super-fast 180Hz displays, while optimising power efficiency with MediaTek’s Intelligent Display Sync 2.0 technology.
Wi-Fi 6E, New GNSS with Beidou III-B1C, and New Bluetooth 5.3 are all supported, as well as a built-in 5G modem that boosts sub-6GHz speed to 7Gbps downlink utilising 3CC Carrier Aggregation.
Clearly, the Dimensity 9000+ is an improvement over the regular Dimensity 9000, similar to how Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is an enhancement over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.