MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 ranks the world’s second-fastest mobile SoC

MediaTek announced the launch of a new generation of flagship SoC at the end of last year, called the Dimensity 9000. This is the first SoC to use the ARMv9 architecture and the first to support LPDDR5X memory at 7500 MT/s. Perhaps competitors such as Qualcomm did not expect that the Dimensity 9000 would perform very well. Recent new benchmarks show that the Dimensity 9000 has the closest performance to the A15 Bionic among the high-end SoCs on the Android platform.

According to Wccftech, in the Geekbench 5 benchmark test involving A15 Bionic, Dimensity 9000, Snapdragon 888, Snapdragon 8 Gen1, and Exynos 2200, both the single-core benchmark and the multi-core benchmark scores, the Dimensity 9000 outperforms its competitors on other Android platforms. The Dimensity 9000 scored 1278 and 4410 in the two tests, making it the first Android platform SoC to break through the 4000 level. Although the Dimensity 9000 performed well, there is still a certain gap compared with the A15 Bionic’s score (single 1750/multiple 4885).

Although the benchmark results are good, there are still some issues to be understood, such as the platform powered by the Dimensity 9000, its power consumption and heat generation, and how these data compare with other competitors. After all, the Dimensity 9000 will be used in smartphones. Power consumption/heating is as important as performance. You must know that both the Exynos 2200 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 have some problems in this regard.
Dimensity 9000 is manufactured by TSMC’s 4nm process and uses a 1+3+4 triple-cluster architecture in the CPU part, including one super core (Cortex-X2@3.05 GHz), three large cores (Cortex-A710@2.85 GHz), and four small cores (Cortex-A510@1.8 GHz), the GPU is a Mali-G710 MC10 with ten cores, which supports the ray tracing technology of the Vulkan API.

In any case, I believe that results like the Dimensity 9000 will make Qualcomm and Samsung nervous.