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Between overheating and supply issues, high-performance mobile chipsets have had a bit of a rough year. Mediatek is perhaps the exception to the rule, having flown under the radar with only a handful of design wins, mostly confined to China, but dodging the heat issues that have dogged Samsung’s foundry. With the arrival of the Asus ROG Phone 6D on Western shores, we finally have our hands on Mediatek’s powerhouse chip to compare it to its far more ubiquitous rivals.
For today’s comparison, we have the latest high-performance chips from Mediatek and Qualcomm in the Dimensity 9000 Plus and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, respectively. Running inside the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro and 6D Ultimate versions, we have two very similar handsets on offer as well, which removes the element of OEM-specific optimizations that can make chip-to-chip comparisons difficult. Let’s dive in.