We know that Qualcomm will launch a new version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus in Q2. It will replace Samsung’s manufacturing process with TSMC’s 4nm process node. The latter is believed to solve the pain point of the current processor, that is, the heating problem. At the same time, it should improve the performance of the energy efficiency ratio.
Moreover, when recalling the previous Plus versions of the Snapdragon 8 processors, we understand that apart from the technological improvement, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will also improve the high frequency and the extreme performance.
The Dimensity 9000, which is currently on an equal footing with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, seems to have an enhanced version as well. At least, today, for the first time, a Weibo blogger talked about it.
He said that MediaTek had already tested the higher-frequency version of the Dimensity 9000. The largest X2 core of the processor will clock at 3.2GHz instead of 3.05GHz on the regular version.
Dimensity 9000 Parameters
In order to understand what will be changed in the upcoming Dimensity 9000 Plus, let’s recall the key parameters of the original version. The Dimensity 9000 adopts TSMC’s 4nm process and a new generation of Armv9 architecture. In terms of CPU, it has a built-in one super core (Cortex-X2@3.05GHz), 3 large cores (Cortex-A710@2.85GHz), and 4 energy efficiency cores (Cortex- A510@1.8GHz), 8MB L3 cache + 6MB SLC.
So we can say that in terms of CPU, the Dimensity 9000 is exactly the same as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Thus, both adopt the “1+3+4” three-cluster core architecture. However, the frequencies of the X2 super core and the A710 large core of the Dimensity 9000 are higher than those of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In effect, the performance is stronger, and the benchmark score is higher.
It is expected that after raising the large core frequency, the new version of Dimensity 9000 will further improve its scores on various benchmark platforms.
As for other aspects, there may not be many changes. We mean, most likely, it will still integrate the latest ARM Mali-G710 graphics card with a total of ten cores; as for AI, it will come with the fifth-generation independent AI processor dubbed the APU 590.
Recently, we have even heard that this chip will appear on mid-rangers, such as the Samsung Galaxy A53 Pro.
We still have no information on when the first models with this chip onboard will come and which brand will debut it.