IT’S OVER 9000!
Ever since Mediatek announced the so-called Dimensity 2000, everyone has been flocking to see it. The hype was strong, especially in benchmarks. This chipset was also the first to reach 1 million points at AnTuTu. No other chipset before it can reach this number, even the previously highest-performing phone reached 872K points.
Currently, Mediatek is the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphone chipsets. Their massive growth last year and this year made them quite confident in making the best possible chipset before the year ends.
Now that it’s official, Mediatek finally unveiled its new flagship chipset. The Mediatek Dimensity 9000. Why 9000? Well… we actually don’t know either, but what we do know is that the chipset is packed to the brim with features and performance.
The Mediatek Dimensity 9000 uses a 1-3-4 architecture. First, it uses a single ARM Cortex X2 ultra core, the same one that is rumoured to be on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (previously known as SD898). This ultra core is clocked at 3.05GHz. There are three super cores, the ARM Cortex-A710 that could be clocked up to 2.85GHz, and finally, four efficiency cores. ARM Cortex-A510 that could be clocked up to 1.8GHz. For its AI Processing Unit (APU), the chipset uses a hexacore, 5th-generation APU with 4x better power efficiency versus the previous generation.
For graphics, it uses the ARM Mali-G710 GPU that supports ray tracing, a feature that is normally only preserved for gaming PCs and consoles. This Ray Tracing feature is aimed for developers to improve their graphics on the games they’ve made. This GPU supports up to 180Hz refresh rate and FHD+ screen resolution. It will also support LPDDR5 memory.
In addition to these, this is also the first chipset to support 320mp photo resolution for smartphones. Currently, this is unheard of, as most phones have a maximum 108mp resolution, even on flagships! The image processing is also fast, as it is clocked to 9 Gigapixels per second. It is an 18-bit HDR ISP that can record 4K video using three cameras at the same time, with three exposures per frame.
In terms of connectivity, the chipset is 5G-ready. It is the first chipset that supports Bluetooth 5.3, though other manufacturers might follow suit. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6E, Beidou B1-B1C GNSS, and Bluetooth LE Audio-ready technology with true wireless stereo audio. Mediatek said that this chipset has twice the improved Wi-Fi performance versus the previous generation chipset. The chipset supports up to 7500Mbps bandwidth
This is also the first chipset to use a 3CC carrier support integration with 7Gbps downlink.
We are yet to figure which phones would power this chipset. However, due to it being benchmarked on AnTuTu using an unknown Vivo phone, Vivo may be one of the first to use it. We have to wait until an actual smartphone using this chipset is tested to see its actual performance. Based on the specifications and benchmark scores, the chipset is very promising.