MediaTek has unveiled its flagship smartphone CPU for 2022, ahead of the Snapdragon Tech Summit on November 30, 2021. MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G is the processor’s name. It’s the first chip made on TSMC’s 4nm technology, and it’s based on Arm’s v9 architecture. The chipset will face off against Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon CPU, which is expected to debut during the event.
It’s worth noting that MediaTek’s previous flagship processors have lagged behind rivals such as Samsung’s Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. On paper, the CPU appears to be fairly powerful.
While the CPU appears to be pretty capable on paper, it will be exciting to see how it compares to other manufacturers’ upcoming chips. Mediatek processors are used by a number of smartphone manufacturers, including Realme, OnePlus, and even Samsung.
The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G processor features a high-performance Cortex-X2 3.05GHz core that can handle exceedingly demanding workloads. Following that, there are three Cortex-A710 2.85GHz cores capable of multitasking and other demanding tasks. Finally, four Cortex-A510 1.85GHz cores that are power efficient and handle non-intensive activities are included.
While it may appear to be a huge promise, MediaTek claims that its next CPU will be comparable to Apple’s A15 Bionic in terms of performance. In compared to previous MediaTek flagship processors, the firm claims that the new chip delivers up to four times more power economy and performance. If that’s the case, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G series might outperform Qualcomm’s next flagship CPU, since the firm claims the processor has already outperformed Snapdragon 888 in Geekbench benchmarking tests.