Dimensity 9000 vs Google Tensor

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (with Mali-G710 graphics) and Google Tensor (Mali-G78 MP20). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

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 9000
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size than the Google Tensor
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 35%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1005K vs 745K
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (60 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (3050 vs 2800 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1005151
745808
CPU 257778 196221
GPU 400071 297786
Memory 156049 107096
UX 188263 143527
Total score 1005151 745808

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1273
Multi-Core Score
4335

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
8054
Stability 88% 54%
Graphics test 48 FPS 37 FPS
Score 8054 6199

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 9000 and Google Tensor

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-X1
2x 2.25 GHz – Cortex A76
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3050 MHz 2800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 1024 KB -
L2 cache 3.5 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
Process 4 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 4 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G710 Mali-G78 MP20
Architecture Valhall 3 Valhall
GPU frequency 850 MHz 848 MHz
Execution units 10 20
Shading units 512 320
FLOPS - 2171 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3750 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 60 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Tensor Processing Unit
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 2960 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 320MP, 3x 32MP -
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed - Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.3 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced November 2021 October 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number MT6983 S5E9845
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 9000 official site Google Tensor official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Google Tensor and Dimensity 9000, or ask any questions
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Andus Samad 29 January 2022 20:37
Dimensity 9000 4 nm and Tensor 5 nm chip. But nanoreview shows battery life Dimensity 91 and Tensor 92. What logic, I don't know
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