Leading chip maker MediaTek has reached a milestone globally and has launched the world’s fastest next generation flagship smartphone chip, Dimensity 9000. The Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first smartphone chip based on TSMC’s 4nm node and has also become the world’s fastest, fastest running chip. At least on benchmark results.
SoC has not only surpassed the current Android flagship Snapdragon 888 but also all the smartphone chips Apple A15 Bionic. But of course, it remains to be seen whether MediaTek will be able to hold that record when rivals Qualcomm and Apple release their next-generation chips.
Thanks to the new TSMC 4nm process, the Dimensity 9000 has simultaneously improved performance and power efficiency. It is the world’s first phone chip to use a Cortex X2 CPU core clocked at 3.05 GHz and is the first phone to bring Bluetooth 5.3.
Its CPU configuration is configured in 1 + 3 + 4 setup. In addition to the Cortex X2 “Ultra” CPU core, it has a 3x cluster of “Super Core”, the Cortex-A710 at 2.85 GHz and the Cortex A510’s four performance cores running at 1.8 GHz. The new Mali-G710 GPU has 10 cores and supports ray tracing graphics to get closer to PC visuals in video games.
The chip has LPDDR5x RAM speeds of up to 7500Mbps and gets 14MB of cache, which is more than the previous generation’s 8MB. On paper, Dimensity 9000’s Image Signal Processor (ISP) can capture 4K HDR video from three cameras at the same time. It is capable of processing a total of 270 frames per second to output 18-bit 4K HDR video. It also supports camera sensors up to 320MP.
The new 5G modem still doesn’t have mmWave 5G support, but it does have sub-6Ghz 5G support with optical download speeds of up to 7Gbps. Modem enabled and also brings better power performance for standby 5G connections.
As far as AI is concerned, this chip is 4x faster than the previous generation and MediaTek claims that the capabilities of AI are 16% better than the Google Tensor chip.
According to MediaTek we can expect to see the first wave of Dimensity 9000 smartphones in Q1 2022.