back to article Mediatek unveils its first ARMv9 smartphone chip for advanced handsets

Mediatek rolled out what could be the first chip based on the Armv9, which is the ARM's first architectural upgrade in a decade. The Dimensity 9000 is, as Mediatek company's CEO Rick Tsai previously stated, the company's "entry in the flagship segment." The chip is also the company's first aimed at pricey smartphones. …

  1. TeeCee Gold badge
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    With only one really fast core and the rest of the priority process' threads relegated to slightly slower ones, there is one thing this will do really well.

    It'll shine a searchlight on any lurking race conditions in software...

    1. Aitor 1

      Re: Hmm.

      I see a future where all apps mark themselves as real time priority... particularly printer spools, "update programs" and other crap...

    2. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      Re: Hmm.

      One ultra core will be for government's sole use, to quickly scan your device without you noticing and figuring out what you are up to.

      If you are good then government will let you use super cores, otherwise you will be downgraded to littlest, so you get frustrated when writing anti government messages on social media that you will throw away your phone and then after few days of no internet you will admit yourself to mental health facility.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    *LOL* 4nm process, and Intel STILL can't get there 10nm out the door.

    "American Supremacy" at its finest! *LMAO*

    1. kvuj

      Who cares about nanometers? Thinking they represent anything more than marketing fluff is wrong.

      Have you checked the performance graph? They claim it's slower than this year's flagship SOC even though it has ARMV9 and 4 NM. Unless they have a microscopic TDP, then this process node is simply immature and inefficient.

    2. captain veg Silver badge

      > Intel STILL can't get there 10nm out the door.

      Pedant hat on.


      Pedant hat off.

      That must be a very narrow door.


    3. Steve Todd

      Odd, I thought they’d just done that

      But they are now calling it “Intel 7” (take a look at the specs for the Alderlake CPUs)

  3. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    'twould be a disaster

    ...for real-time multi-thread work, so I suppose that would suit a phone - just not a very smart one.

  4. Frumious Bandersnatch

    to affinity and beyond ...

    man taskset

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