Mediatek Dimensity 9000 features ARMv9 Cortex-X2 core, Mali-G710 GPU with Vulkan raytracing and TSMC N4 node

Published: Nov 19th 2021, 09:56 GMT   Comments

Dimensity 9000, high-end mobile SoC with all the latest architectures

At MediaTek’s Summit conference the company revealed its latest 5G-enabled high-performance mobile processor called Density 9000.

The Density 9000 features a 1+3+4 CPU core setup with a single Corex-X2, three Cortex-A70 mid-cores, and a quad Cortex-A510 low-power cores. This is actually the first SoC to feature ARMv9 architecture and Cortex-X2 core at 3.05 GHz. MediaTek is trying to re-enter the high-end mobile SoC space after abandoning it years ago right after introducing Xelio X20/X30. The company has since then focused on mid-range products, which actually helped MediaTek gain a lot of market share.

Not only Dimensity 9000 is the first SoC to feature ARMv9 architecture, but also the first to support LPDDR5X memory up to 7500 MT/s. This is not as fast as JEDEC’s maximum bandwidth of 8533 MT/s, but already 17% faster than the LPDDR5-6400 standard.

In terms of graphics, the SoC features Mali-G710 GPU 10-core version. AnandTech estimates that the chip is roughly the size of Google Tensor G78-MP20 GPU, but should be around 20% faster due to newer architecture. MediaTek claims that the G710 is 35% faster than the current Android flagship and 60% more power-efficient. Mediatek does not confirm which SoC the Density is being compared to. Interestingly, G170 is capable of supporting ray tracing in Vulkan API.

The chip is equipped with a 5G model that operates in the sub-6 spectrum and without mmWave-Support. As noted by ComputerBase, this should make the SoC uninteresting to the US market because mobile carriers in this market rely on it.

MediaTek has so far not confirmed which mobile phones are to feature the new SoC. It is, however, expected that the first commercial devices featuring Dimensity 9000 are to launch in the first quarter of 2022.

New MediaTek Flagship SoC 2022
SoCDimensity 9000
CPU1x Cortex-X2
@ 3.05GHz 1x1024KB pL23x Cortex-A710
@ 2.85GHz 3x512KB pL24x Cortex-A510
@ 1.80GHz 4x256KB pL28MB sL3
@ ~850MHz
4x 16-bit CH
@ 3200MHz LPDDR5   /  51.2GB/s
@ 3750MHz LPDDR5X / 60.0GB/s
6MB System Cache
New-gen Triple 18-bit ISP
9GPix/s processing throughputSingle Sensor up to 320MP
Triple Sensor 32+32+32MP
NPU5th Gen 4+2 core APU
Media8K30 & 4K120 encode &
8K60 decodeH.265/HEVC, H.264, VP98K30 AV1 Decode
Modem(LTE Category 24/18)
(5G NR Sub-6)
Mfc. ProcessTSMC N4

Source: AnandTech, ComputerBase

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