MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus vs Dimensity 9000: What are the differences?

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus vs Dimensity 9000 Source: Pocketnow

MediaTek unveiled the Dimensity 9000 SoC back in November last year. Today, the company announced a new 4nm flagship kit, called the Dimensity 9000 Plus. It’s an improved version over the previous chip, and it comes with a performance upgrade and a better 18-bit ISP (Image Signal Processor).

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 was one of the first chips to feature the new 4nm process, and it was a true flagship SoC. The new Dimensity 9000 Plus aims to compete with the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 high-end chip, and it comes with better performance and a number of improvements to keep it up to date.

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“Dimenisty 9000+ builds on the success of our first flagship 5G chipset and ensures that device manufacturers always have access to the most advanced high-performance features and the latest mobile technologies, enabling their top-tier smartphones to stand out.” – Dr. Yenchi Lee, Vice President of MediaTek’s Wireless Business Unit.

Availability and devices

MediaTek says users can expect more devices to show up with the new Dimensity 9000 Plus SoC from the third quarter of this year. Dimensity 9000 was a significant upgrade over the previous SoCs from the company. Yet only a handful of units were equipped with the new chip, and none arrived in North America. So far, none of the OEMs have confirmed any upcoming devices with the new Dimensity 9000 Plus chip. Most super users prefer Qualcomm’s chips for gaming, and it remains to be seen if we see more devices with Dimensity 9000 and Dimensity 9000 Plus chips.

Specifications: Dimensity 9000 Plus vs Dimensity 9000

Specification Dimension 9000 Plus Goal 9000
Treat TSMC’s 4nm class TSMC’s 4nm class
CPU – 1x ARM Cortex-X2 at 3.2 GHz
– 3x ARM Cortex-A710 up to 2.85 GHz
– 4x ARM Cortex-A510 up to 1.8 GHz
– 1x ARM Cortex-X2 at 3.0 GHz
– 3x ARM Cortex-A710 up to 2.85 GHz
– 4x ARM Cortex-A510 up to 1.8 GHz
Memory LPDDR5X (up to 7500 Mbps) LPDDR5X (up to 7500 Mbps)
GPU ARM Mali-G710 GPU MC10 ARM Mali-G710 GPU MC10
AI – 5th generation APU 590
– 4x power efficiency compared to the previous generation
– 5th generation APU 590
– 4x power efficiency compared to the previous generation
Screen – 144Hz WQHD +
– 180Hz FHD +
– MediaTek Intelligent Display Sync 2.0
– 144Hz WQHD +
– 180Hz FHD +
– MediaTek Intelligent Display Sync 2.0
Camera – 18-bit HDR-ISP fusion up to 9Gpixel / s
– Up to 320 MP primary camera
– 3-exposure HDR video
– 18-bit HDR-ISP fusion up to 9Gpixel / s
– Up to 320 MP primary camera
– 3-exposure HDR video
Modem – Support for 4G & 5G modems
– Sub-6GHz support
– 5G NR 3CC Carrier Aggregation (300MHz) up to 7Gbps
– MediaTek UltraSave 2.0
– Support for 4G & 5G modems
– Sub-6GHz support
– 5G NR 3CC Carrier Aggregation (300MHz) up to 7Gbps
– MediaTek UltraSave 2.0
Connection – Wi-Fi 6E 2×2 (BW160)
– Bluetooth 5.3
– Wi-Fi / Bluetooth hybrid coexistence design
– Beidou III-B1C GNSS support
– Wi-Fi 6E 2×2 (BW160)
– Bluetooth 5.3
– Wi-Fi / Bluetooth hybrid coexistence design
– Beidou III-B1C GNSS support

Does the Dimensity 9000 Plus offer a massive improvement over the Dimensity 9000 SoC?

The Dimensity 9000 Plus is not a massive upgrade over the previous Dimensity 9000 SoC, but there are still a few notable upgrades. MediaTek claims that the CPU is now 5% faster and the graphics have also been improved by 10% to perform better under full load. The chip still uses the same GPU, a Mali-G710 MC10, and the only difference in the CPU is the higher clocked ARM Cortex-X2, which now sits at 3.2Ghz, instead of the 3.0GHz that can be found at Dimension 9000.

The chip has 8 MB L3 cache and a 6 MB system level cache. The new platform also supports LPDDR5X memory and UFS 3.1 storage. As for the camera, it supports up to 320 MP sensors and it can record (with three cameras) at up to 4K 60fps. It also supports HDR10 + video recording and AI noise reduction.

The modem in the Dimensity 9000 Plus still lacks support for 5G mmWave technology, which was one of the biggest drawbacks of the non-Plus chipset. It supports sub-6GHz, but with up to 7Gbps download speeds, and there is also Wi-Fi 6E on board along with Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC and USB 3.1 Type-C. Considering it’s a high-end flagship chip, we expected to see mmWave support on the Plus model, and if that’s crucial to you, you’ll have to choose another chip.

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