In what might be described as a mid-cycle refresh, MediaTek at present introduced a supercharged model of its Dimensity 9000 SoC that was launched final yr. The new Dimensity 9000+ (Plus) gives machine makers quicker clocks to squeeze out extra efficiency out of a brand new spherical of Android flagship smartphones and tablets.
The unique Dimensity 9000 made a splash as the primary cellular chip to be constructed on a 4-nanometer manufacturing course of, with on the time a high frequency that was increased than we have been usually accustomed to seeing as much as that time—the primary Cortex-X2 based mostly on Arm’s v9 CPU structure runs at 3.05GHz on that half.
That’s been elevated to three.2GHz on the Dimensity 9000+, to ship what MediaTek claims is a greater than 5 p.c increase in CPU efficiency. MediaTek additionally says we will count on a ten p.c enchancment in GPU efficiency. While not confirmed, this implies that there is a clock velocity bump on the GPU facet as effectively, because it’s utilizing the identical Arm Mali-G710 MC10 graphics processor.
The relaxation appears to be like the identical from what we will inform—it is nonetheless using a 1+3+4 consisting of the aforementioned Cortex-A2 core flanked by three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.85GHz and 4 Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
“Building on the success of our first flagship 5G chipset, the Dimensity 9000+ ensures that device makers always have access to the most advanced high-performance features and the latest mobile technologies, making it possible for their top-tier smartphones to stand out,” mentioned Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “With a suite of top-tier AI, gaming, multimedia, imaging and connectivity features, the Dimensity 9000+ delivers faster gameplay, seamless streaming and an all-around better user experience.”
You might recall that we pitted the Dimensity 9000 versus Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in a benchmark battle again in May. Since then, Qualcomm has come out with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and now MediaTek is providing a quicker flagship of its personal.
MediaTek says smartphones powered by the Dimensity 9000+ shall be launched within the third quarter of this yr.