From a complete outsider intended for cheap and affordable devices of the lower and middle class, MediaTek has become a muscular challenger of the strongest.
With the announcement of the first chipset made in four-nanometer technology, MediaTek became a world leader, at least on paper, but the leadership has just been confirmed by the first official tests of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset in the AI segment.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 was announced only at the end of this year, and the first devices on the market will appear after 2022, although many of them will be announced at the transition from the old to the new year.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is made in 4 nm technology, and will be produced by TSMC with ARMv9 hardware and will be the first such chipset in the world, because Apple, Samsung, and Huawei will not be able to use three-nanometer manufacturing technology during 2022 most likely.
It lives up to expectations
That the power of the new MediaTek chipset is not a dead letter on paper is shown by the AI Benchmark results of the Dimensity 9000 chipset, which scored 692.5 points, leaving virtually all competitors in the dust.
According to an insider, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will not be able to dethrone Dimensity 9000, because it currently (allegedly) achieved up to 560 points in the same tests, which is more than 20% less than the MediaTek chipset. Although the AI test may sound unnecessary to some, the situation is different – machine learning and artificial intelligence are increasingly used in modern chipsets and are used for photo, video, and sound processing, battery optimization, multitasking options, calculating various requirements and more.
Unfortunately, the powerful performance has its downside – the price of the Dimensity 9000 chipset will be at least twice as high as the Dimensity 1200 chipset, which will directly affect the price of all devices that will use it. However, there is still no accurate data on how the price of Dimensity 9000 chipsets relates to the prices of other top chipsets – Snapdragon Qualcomm, Exynos Samsung, and Tensor Google.
Of course, this is just one of the important indicators, and we believe that we will not have to wait long for the others because the Dimensity 9000 is already with the phone manufacturer and is being tested extensively.
Now we are waiting for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200.