MediaTek develops new Dimensity 9000 ‘flagship chip’

Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek has announced the launch of a new flagship processor, the Dimensity 9000, which it claims will be its “most powerful chip ever”.

The new Dimensity 9000 is the first mobile SoC (system on a chip) to be built on a 4 nanometer process, in addition to using Arm’s new v9 chip architecture. The smaller nanometer process compared to current industry standard 5nm means that the chipset can be condensed, allowing for something that offers more power and efficiency in a smaller space.

According to the company, the new processor will also be a step up from its CPU (computer processing unit), the Dimensity 1000, or contemporaries like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 or Samsung’s Exynos 2100. It will be the first CPU to use Arm’s single Cortex-X2 performance core clocked at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.85GHz, and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.

The GPU (graphics processing unit) is a 10-core Arm Mali-G710, along with MediaTek’s fifth-generation APU (accelerated processing unit) with six total cores for AI (artificial intelligence) processing which the company said offers four times the performance and power efficiency compared to its previous generation.

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