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Dimensity 900 vs Kirin 9000E

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Dimensity 900 (with Mali-G68 MC4 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 9000E (Mali-G78 MP22). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 900
  • Announced 7-months later
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
  • 30% higher CPU clock speed (3130 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 31%) AnTuTu 8 score – 620K vs 473K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Total score 473817 620899

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score


Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 900 and Kirin 9000E


Architecture 2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 3130 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 6 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15.3 billion
TDP - 6 W


GPU name Mali-G68 MC4 Mali-G78 MP22
Architecture Valhall 2 Valhall 2
GPU frequency - 760 MHz
Execution units 4 22
Shading units - 352
Vulkan version - 1.1
OpenCL version - 2.0
DirectX version - 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus - 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes AI accelerator
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP -
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs - AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem - Balong 5000
4G support - LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC


Announced May 2021 October 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6877 -
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 900 official site HiSilicon Kirin 9000E official site

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