MediaTek Dimensity 9000 4nm SoC with world’s first Cortex-X2 CPU, LPDDR5X RAM, Bluetooth 5.3, up to 320MP camera announced

MediaTek has announced Dimensity 9000, the company’s latest flagship SoC, after rumours. It is the world’s first SoC to use TSMC’s 4nm process tech. It is also the first to use the latest ARM Cortex-X2, A710 and A510 CPUs based on Armv9 architecture, and the Mali-G710 GPU, and is also the world’s first to support LPDDR5X RAM, and it supports up to 7500Mbps, and it is also the first to support Bluetooth 5.3.

As far as the specifications, which you can see in the image above, it has 1 x ARM Cortex-X2 CPU clocked at 3.05GHz, 3x Cortex-A710 CPU clocked at 2.85GHz and the 4 x Cortex-A510 CPU cores are clocked at 1.8GHz. MediaTek says that this will offer over 35% performance leap over current generation Android Flagship chips, which could be Snapdragon 888, and also said that it will offer over 37% better efficiency.

It said that SPECint2006 benchmark score is 35% more than the Android Flagship chip, while GeekBench 5 is 10.5% more over the competition.  The multicore performance exceeds current Android competition, will be on par with Apple’s A15 Bionic, says the company.

The Mali-G710 10-core GPU promises 35% better performance and 60% better power efficiency compared to current Android flagships. It also supports Ray Tracing capability on Vulkan through a software API.

The 5th gen AI processing unit (APU) is 4 times more power-efficient than its predecessor and will power various AI experiences in camera, gaming, multimedia apps and more. In the ETHZ Ai Benchmark, it outperforms Google Pixel 6 and the Tensor SoC, says MediaTek

The Imagiq790 18-bit ISP with HDR is world’s first to support 320MP sensors. It has triple-camera operation which supports concurrent 32+32+32MP sensor operation, capable to simultaneously record 4K HDR video from three cameras. It has processing speeds of up to 9 gigapixels per second, 2x better than Dimensity 1200. In comparison, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 supports 2.7GPixel/s. It also has a video night mode called “Super Night Video Recording”.

The modem supports 3CC carrier aggregation with up to 300MHz of Sub-6 bandwidth for download speeds of up to 7Gbps. It is compatible with 3GPP release 16, but it only supports sub-6 5G, and lack mmWave. In addition to Bluetooth 5.3, it has Wi-Fi 6E 2×2 (BW160), Wireless Stereo Audio and Beidou III-B1C GNSS support.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000-powered devices are expected in the first quarter of 2022.


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