Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
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...
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...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 28 October 2013 07:45

MediaTek leaks quad-, octa-core specs

Written by Peter Scott

Keeping it cheap and cheerful

MediaTek’s weird A7 octa-core is set to launch next month, along with another cheap quad-core part. The final specs are now out, and since the new chips already appear to be getting plenty of love from phone makers, let’s see what all the fuss is about.

The quad-core MT6588 appears to be a revision of MT65xx parts used in countless white-box tablets and smartphones. It features four A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, a 400MHz clock bump, but it also brings other improvements, such as LPDDR 666MHz support and a new GPU, the Mali 450-MP4, clocked at 600MHz.

The MT6592 is definitely the more interesting of the two parts, as it’s an octa-core clocked at 1.7GHz. It packs the same GPU, clocked at 700MHz. The Mali 450 is basically a revamped Mali 400 and it is available in an eight-core configuration, but MediaTek went for the MP4. This is rather understandable as it appears the eight-core configuration doesn’t exactly deliver a twofold performance boost.

This cheap little chip is said to have more than 20 design wins already, including some from big players like Lenovo and Huawei. Now we can add Sony to the list, as it plans to use the MT6592 in its low cost Tianchi phablet.

It’s not a bad start for such an unconventional chip and it makes us wonder what exactly is MediaTek charging for this part? It is clearly cheap to produce, with eight tiny A7 cores and a relatively small GPU, hence it is much smaller than high-end or even mid-range SoCs used in most phones today.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments