MediaTek unveiled its new MT8135 big.LITTLE SoC aimed at the mid to high-end tablets. Unlike other big.LITTLE ARM chips to date, the MT8135 is able to operate its dual Cortex-A15 and dual Cortex-A7 clusters simultaneously.
Also, it features the new PowerVR Series6 graphics processor, which is rated at up to four times the ALU power of its predecessor, the Series5XT.
How this will translate to real-world performance remains to be seen, although MediaTek was kind enough to provide some numbers from several benchmarks.
|MT8135 Reference Device (2x1.7GHz Cortex-A15, 2x1.2GHz Cortex-A7||Nexus 10 (Exynos 5, 2x1.7GHz Cortex-A15)||ASUS Device (Tegra 3, 4x1.4GHz Cortex-A9)|
|GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt onscreen / offscreen||47 / 46||28 / 40||14 / 10|
No word on pricing or availability yet.
Actually MT8135 is a true quad core chip as it can use all four cores at the same time. See here : http://laptopnews.ro/?p=49167 This is the new implementation of ARM's big.LITTLE MP heterogeneous computing.
Just like Sansung, Mediatek calls their dual core big.LITTLE chip "Quad Core". But I guess it's gonna be smoking fast, considering that Android can use 2 cores pretty well. BTW this is the second big. LITTLE chip which can use all the ...
My Cubot GT99 has magnetic sensor, it is based on MT6589!