Mediatek Dimensity 9000 Plus launched
The Mediatek Dimensity 9000 was a landmark release for the company because it was a very strong rival to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Now, only a month after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, the Taiwanese chipmaker has announced a mid-year refresh of its own in the form of the Dimensity 9000 Plus.
The upgraded processor is different from the Dimensity 9000 by offering a 5% clock speed increase for the Cortex-X2 heavyweight core, going from 3.05GHz to 3.2GHz. Mediatek also added that the GPU has also received a 5% clock speed boost (and a graphical performance improvement of over 10%), although it declined to reveal specific clock speeds for both the existing Dimensity 9000 and the new Plus model.
Otherwise, this is the same chipset as the standard Dimensity 9000 which means you’re getting a 4nm TSMC design as well as an octacore CPU consisting of one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores.
You’re also getting familiar core features like a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU, an integrated 5G modem topping out at 7Gbps (albeit lacking mmWave connectivity), and a fifth-generation APU for machine learning.