MediaTek unveils Dimensity 9000+ chip with 5% faster CPU

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
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The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ is here. This flagship chip brings some moderate upgrades over the Dimensity 9000 released last year. In this article, we will go through the Dimensity 9000+ alongside its features and other notable upgrades.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ Overview:

CPU

The biggest highlight about this chip is that it gets a 5% CPU boost compared to its predecessor. The Cortex-X2 CPU core here has been overclocked from 3.05 to 3.2 GHz. Other than this, the rest of the CPU cluster remains the same with three Cortex-A710 cores (2.85 GHz) and four Cortex-A510 cores (1.80 GHz) for efficiency tasks.

Memory

On the memory front, the Dimensity 9000+ supports LPDDR5x RAM with a maximum bandwidth of 7500Mbps. According to the company, increasing the cache size here from 8MB to 14MB results in performance improvement by 7% and reduced bandwidth consumption by 25%. Furthermore, LPDDR5x RAMs consume 20% less power than LPDDR5 as well.

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GPU and APU

MediaTek says that the Mali-G710 MC10’s GPU performance has also improved by 10% compared to the previous generation.

It supports HyperEngine 5.0 technology, which offers AI-enhanced variable-rate shading (VRS), lower latency connection, and more to ensure a smoother gaming experience. Likewise, The MediaTek APU 590 used in this chip is said to be 4 times more power-efficient than the previous generation.

ISP

The 18-bit Imagiq 790 ISP in the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ is capable of recording HDR videos from three cameras simultaneously. It also supports a single-camera setup of up to 320MP and processing speeds of up to 9 gigapixels per second.

Connectivity

As for connectivity, the downlink speeds have been bumped up to 7Gbps but the Dimensity 9000+ still lacks mmWave 5G like its predecessor. It does have Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C support though.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 5G SoC Specifications: 

  • Process: TSMC 4nm process
  • Core Architecture: 1x 3.2 GHz Cortex-X2 + 3x 2.85 GHz Cortex A710 + 4x 1.80 GHz Cortex A510
  • GPU: Mali G710 MC10
  • APU: MediaTek APU 590
  • Memory Support: LPDDR5x (7500Mbps)
  • Max Camera: 320MP single camera
  • Video Support: 8K AV1 video decoding
  • Display Support: 144Hz @ WQHD+ / 180Hz @ FHD+ with HDR10+ adaptive (10-bit)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ Launch and Availability

According to MediaTek, smartphones with Dimensity 9000+ chip will arrive by Q3 of 2022.

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