Dimensity 9400 Benchmark Scores Leaked, Lower Multi-Core Performance Than Rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

MediaTek’s next flagship mobile processor, the Dimensity 9400, is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. The SoC is expected to be a close competitor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Apple’s A18 Bionic (or Pro), both of which will release around the same time. Now, the benchmark scores for this chipset have surfaced online, giving us a decent idea as to what Android’s first batch of 3nm SoCs will offer.

Dimensity 9400 Scores 2.7K on Single-Core and 9.8K in Early Leaked GeekBench 6 Scores

Tipster Digital Chat Station has posted the benchmark test scores for the Dimensity 9400, and they do show some notable improvements over its predecessor and the competition. On GeekBench 6 single-core, the SoC achieved a score of 2,700. This, for reference, is 17.7% better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and 19.3% higher than the Dimensity 9300.

Dimensity 9400 Specifications | DCS via Weibo

The multi-core scores peaked at 9,800, which again, for reference, is 39.5% higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, 24.7% higher than the Dimensity 9300, and 35.5% better than Apple’s A17 Pro. Part of the reason why the jump is so wide and noticeable is that the Dimensity 9400 would come in an all-performance core design. It will come with no efficiency cores, and a chipset configuration of 1x Cortex-X5, 3x Cortex-X4 and 4x Cortex-A720 cores.

On the GPU side, the Dimensity 9400 will come with ARM’s new Immortalis G9xx, presumably the G920, which, on GFXBench’s Aztec Ruins benchmark, has come up with 110FPS. This is a 10% improvement over the Dimensity 9300, which could only manage 99FPS.

The Cortex-X5 “Big” Core Is Experiencing a Problematic Development Phase With High Power Consumption and Low Multi-Core Scores

The Dimensity 9400, unlike its rival, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, will rely on ARM’s fifth generation “Blackhawk” Cortex design, which according to rumours, is going through a problematic phase in development. The architecture is apparently experiencing high power consumption numbers when the clock speeds are pushed high. Not only that, but when these frequencies are lowered, the multi-core scores seem to drop down drastically.

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The issue with MediaTek is that they will have to compete with the likes of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which is rumored to surpass 10,000 points on GeekBench 6 multi-core, with clock speeds reaching upwards of 4.0GHz. If the issues with the development of Cortex-X5 are not addressed, not only MediaTek, but Samsung as well (for Exynos 2500), will suffer.

This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


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