Dimensity 9000 powered Vivo X80 Pro outshines the competition on AnTuTu and Geekbench
Confirmation about Vivo working on a smartphone powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 SoC emerged online a few days ago. While its exact moniker was left to speculation, one could reasonably assume it would be a high-end device. Now, a new leak clears the air by confirming that the smartphone in question is indeed part of the Vivo X80 line. The yet-to-be-announced smartphone has made quite a splash on Geekbench (via @Shadow_Leak on Twitter) and AnTuTu (via Weibo), reaffirming the Dimensity 9000's hegemony over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200.
In Geekbench 5, the Vivo X80 Pro scored 1,248 and 4,191 (single and multi-core), effectively outdoing Qualcomm and Samsung's high-end offerings. AnTuTu tells a similar tale, with the Dimensity 9000 scoring 1,072,221 points overall, higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's score of 1,003,590. It is abundantly clear that the Dimensity 9000 has the edge over its competition, especially in CPU performance. One can attribute it to being fabbed on TSMC's objectively superior 4 nm process node, whereas both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 rely on Samsung LSI.
However, leaked benchmarks from earlier suggested that MediaTek chipset's ARM Mali G710 GPU could not keep up with the Adreno 730, which also trounces the Exynos 2200's Xclipse 920. Then again, all the Dimensity 9000 and Xclipse 920 results posted online so far have originated from engineering samples, and it'll be a few weeks before they'll be tested on off-the-shelf devices with stable firmware. So far, Qualcomm has the edge in GPU performance. Samsung's much-hyped RDNA2-based GPU finishes dead last in that regard, which is a tad disappointing.