MediaTek outs a high-end octa-core CPU with LTE support

11 February, 2014 | Comments (20) | Post your comment

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MediaTek has just announced its new MT6595 octa-core chip which it will rival directly Qualcomm's 800 and 805 chipsets, for a place in premium LTE handsets.

The company is fresh off the release of its latest octa-core offering which it has marketed as "true octa-core" - capable of running all eight cores simultaneously, rather than only four at a time like Samsung's chip. Now, its latest SoC is set to sport four of the brand new Cortex-A17 cores running at 2.2-2.5GHz and four 1.7GHz A7 cores.

The chip will run using ARM's big.LITTLE technology alongside HMP, while the Cortex-A17 architecture is expected to provide with up to a 60% performance increase over Cortex-A9. Also, like its MT6592 predecessor, the new chip will feature 4K2K video recording and playback.

MediaTek has thrown the gauntlet and claimed its octa-core solution will be faster and more power efficient than Samsung's Exynos chip. This leaves conditions ripe for a rebuttal by the Korean giant and this month's MWC conference in Barcelona. Be sure to check back with us then!




MediaTek outs a high-end octa-core CPU with LTE support - reader comments

  • Nitin Saraswat

when we will be able to seen phone running on mediatek mt 6595

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  • 2014-02-20 20:34
  • U@Ss
  • Protocol

MediaTek is the future!

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  • 2014-02-12 14:10
  • t}RF
  • Anonymous

Read up the anandtech review. It's also named a17 because it will match a15 with a lower power consumption.

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  • 2014-02-12 06:45
  • utge