MediaTek Dimensity 9000: Leak reveals AI benchmark results and efficiency information versus the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Exynos 2200, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will vie for superiority in the Android flagship space. While the Qualcomm chipset is the only one to have been released, the Dimensity 9000 has looked to be the most promising, but it appears things may not be as they seem.
As revealed by leaker Digital Chat Station, it seems that the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 may not have as much as an advantage over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as many reports have indicated. The MediaTek chipset is built on TSMC's 4 nm process, a node qualitatively better than the Samsung process Qualcomm uses for its offering. In spite of that, however, it appears the Dimensity 9000 isn't significantly more efficient than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Digital Chat Station purports that, based on current tests, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 does indeed run cooler than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with lower power consumption. The gap in both thermals and efficiency isn't as high as reports suggested, with a similar difference being noticed between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and what will likely be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.
In addition, the leaker also revealed AI performance figures of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, with the chipset earning a score of 692.5. In comparison, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 supposedly scores right about 560, giving the MediaTek SoC a handy advantage. Google's Tensor, for example, has an AI score of 256.9 on this same benchmark.