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Dimensity 9000+ announced as MediaTek's answer to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

The Dimensity 9000+ promises better CPU and GPU performance than the Dimensity 9000. (Source: MediaTek)
The Dimensity 9000+ promises better CPU and GPU performance than the Dimensity 9000. (Source: MediaTek)
Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as a mid-cycle refresh of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Not one to be left behind, rivals MediaTek have now replied in kind, with the announcement of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+.

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 debuted at the end of last year and received plaudits for being superior to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm bridged that gap with the release of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 last month, and MediaTek has now replied in kind with a new chipset: the Dimensity 9000+.

Like its American counterpart, the Dimensity 9000+ is a mid-year refresh. The biggest change here is on the chipset's Cortex-X2 core, which now runs at 3.2 GHz, versus the Dimensity 9000's 3.05 GHz. The Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 cores appear to run at the same speeds as on the Dimensity 9000. MediaTek is promising +5% CPU performance and +10% GPU performance, both relative to the regular Dimensity 9000.

Most other specifications of the Dimensity 9000+ remain the same, with the MediaTek APU 590, MediaTek Imagiq 790 ISP, MediaTek Miravision 790, and MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 all making appearances. The Dimensity 9000+ is expected to make its way into flagship phones in Q3. While all available information points towards it outperforming the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the Qualcomm chipset will likely still win the adoption war, as the regular Dimensity 9000 has only featured on a handful of Chinese phones so far.

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Ricci Rox, 2022-06-22 (Update: 2022-06-22)