Featured Articles

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 29 July 2013 07:45

MediaTek unveils first real eight-core SoC

Written by Peter Scott

None of that big.LITTLE nonsense

MediaTek has announced what it claims is the world’s first proper octa-core SoC. The casual observer may be somewhat baffled by the claim, as Samsung’s Exynos 5 has been around for months, but that’s a big.LITTLE chip, with four A15 and four A7 cores.

 

MediaTek ‘s new chip is a real octa-core which allows all eight cores to run simultaneously. MediaTek says its approach gives the chip more flexibility, allowing it to tap more performance from less silicon. In spite of that, in many cases the octa-core is as power efficient as currently available quad-cores.

However, MediaTek did not share that many details about its new chip. We still don’t know anything about the clocks, the type of CPU cores or GPU cores for that matter. It sounds like an A7 part, but we cannot confirm it at this point.

Last modified on Monday, 29 July 2013 08:25
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments