MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 marked the moment when the Taiwanese processor maker managed to match the performance of a current-generation Qualcomm chipset. It offers comparable performance to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and the model that will replace it in the company’s offering looks to promise significant performance improvements. The first test with a test device equipped with the Dimensity 9200 suggests that we can expect a 25% performance boost in the AnTuTu test.
Dimensity 9200 could deliver 25% better performance than its predecessor
The Dimensity 9000 exceeded 1 million points in the AnTuTu test, while the improved Dimensity 9000+ managed to exceed 1.1 million points. So the fact that a next-generation chip exceeds 1.2 million doesn’t seem like much of an advance. However, in 2022, the performance contribution from one generation to the next of over 10-15% is a pretty big jump, since we’re not talking about new technologies. The chip will most likely still be built on 4nm on TSMC’s process.
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The performance boost on the CPU side, however, will come from Arm’s new Cortex-X3 cores, which promises about 25% performance improvements based on the new architecture alone. Also, a new GPU, ARM’s Immortalis-G715, should deliver a 15% boost over the previous generation, the G710. In fact, the new chip should also deliver 15% better efficiency, while speeding up ray-tracing tasks by a factor of 3.
The official announcement for MediaTek’s Dimensity 9200 is expected sometime in mid-November, most likely before Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launch, which is expected later that month.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the Dimensity 9200 will make it to smartphones in Europe. For now, phones with the Dimensity 9000 have remained exclusive to China, with only the Dimensity 8000 and 8000 Max models being released in Europe.