Which is the fastest chip you can have in a smartphone? The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that’s already in use on the Xiaomi 12? The newly launched Exynos 2200? Or, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000? With not many phones around using these chips, this is hard to find out. However, a benchmark chart shared by tipster Ice Universe shows Geekbench scores of these chips, and it is MediaTek’s chip that takes the top spot.
The Dimensity 9000 in this chart achieves a single-core score of 1278, which is slightly higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and much higher than the Exynos 2200. In terms of multi-core score, the Dimensity 9000 obliterates the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with a score of 4410, compared to the latter’s score of 3752. That said, the Apple A15 has them all beaten with both its single core and multi core scores.
Note that the Dimensity 9000 and Exynos 2200 haven’t been used in any commercial smartphone yet. The Exynos 2200 is expected to be a part of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones whereas the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 could find home in a few high-end smartphones.
The Dimensity 9000 has the same kind of cores and as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but differs with its GPU. It remains to be seen how much of a performance is offered by this chip in the real world and how phone manufacturers optimise it for their respective handsets.
On the other hand, Samsung’s Exynos chip is using a custom design AMD RDNA 2 based GPU that promises superior overall performance over its rivals. The Exynos 2200 is expected to debut on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, all of which are launching sometime in February.
The next generation chips are yet to debut in India but it could iQOO taking the lead with its iQOO 9 Pro running on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Samsung could follow it soon after with the Galaxy S22 series, with rumours suggesting the Indian version using the Snapdragon chips this year instead of the Exynos chips.
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