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