4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000 With Tri-Cluster CPU, 10-Core GPU Launched to Take on Snapdragon 898

Let’s take a look at the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 features announced at the MediaTek Summit 2021.


Taiwan-based chipmaker MediaTek has unveiled its new flagship processor. The company has announced the Dimensity 9000 SoC that will take on the upcoming Snapdragon 898, aka Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. MediaTek claims that the new SoC includes many world’s firsts. For starters, it is the world’s first smartphone processor based on a 4nm process. The chip comes with support for Bluetooth 5.3 standard. It is also the world’s 1st to offer a maximum download speed of 7Gbps on a sub-6GHz 5G network with a 3CC Carrier Aggregation (300MHz). The 5G modem complies with the 3GPP Release-16 standard but does not support mmWave. Let’s take a look at the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 features announced at the MediaTek Summit 2021.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 unveiled at the company’s annual event is based on the new ARM v9 architecture with a 1+3+4 cluster. It is the world’s first chip based on a 4nm process. The processor has a prime X2 core clocked at 3.05GHz along with three Cortex-A710 performance cores with a clock speed of 2.85GHz. There are four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The graphics performance is taken care of by a 10-core Mali-710 GPU. The SoC also includes a fifth-generation APU with six cores for AI processing that is claimed to offer 4x better performance and efficiency compared to the previous generation chip. In addition to this, the chip supports LPDDR5x RAM at 7500Mbps speeds.

Smartphones powering the MediaTek flagship chip can support screens up to 180Hz refresh rate with a Full HD+ resolution. It also supports images shot using a 320MP sensor and can record 4K HDR video from three camera sensors simultaneously. The ISP also supports 8K30fps video recording and 4K120fps video recording.

Connectivity upgrades include Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6E 2×2, etc. MediaTek stated that devices powered by the new Dimensity flagship will be launched in Q1 of 2022. We can expect the likes of Xiaomi, Redmi, and Realme to be among the first to introduce a new smartphone with Dimensity 9000 SoC.