First of all. Mediatek is from Taiwan, not China. I do think it is better to indicate that. Even tho many people use Chinese to represent both country, but it is better to separate. Hope GSMArena will correct that.
Back to topic, I'm very interest in this SoC! Seems very promising, but now, it is down to WHO will use this nice SoC on their headset. Since it is from Taiwan, I think Asus can considerate it. Their Zenfone 2 is currently running Intel, and planning for Snapdragon. Why not this for the next upgrade?
I'm betting on the nextgen exynos in it's 14nm architecture, lpddr 4 ram, and a brand new GPU. The Note 5 will be the phone to beat.
Terry, 12 May 2015I'm still using dual core laptop. =/You are not alone mate. i still got a laptop that has a single core pentium M (forgot the name of the prosessor) that clocks at 1 GHz. Its Compaq Presario V2000 xD
omega1, 12 May 2015apple designs. samsung manufacturers Apple designs a SOC configuration, such as CPU+GPU+Modem, for whatever their power consumption requirements are, but not each microprocessor individually. The latter is a job of Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia, etc...
Terry, 12 May 2015I'm still using dual core laptop. =/Me too @1.6ghz hahaha cant even play 1080p video
anonymus, 12 May 2015did apple ever designed a chip? all a chips are from samsung.apple designs. samsung manufacturers
And next would be four-cluster architecture with 12 cores.
4 cores for min cluster, 2 for lower mid cluster, 2 for upper mid cluster & 4 for max cluster.(I should patent this right now.)
Soon we will see SoC with 256 cores with only 4 cores active.
John, 12 May 2015Absolutely crazy. Not a single application nowadays uses all 4 cores of a SOC, let alone 10. T... moreMore cores have not been bad for battery life at all because the use it in a smart way.
abbyzz, 12 May 2015FYI... Even Apple doesnt manufacture their own chip..Samsung is their brainchild to help them ... moreSamsung only manufacture, Apple is the farmer plowing the field, Samsung is the mindless beast pulling the plow.
10 cores and counting, still not getting close to the real life performance of iPhone 5s, far less the iPhone 6. The spec war has turned into a ridiculous tech circus.
John, 12 May 2015Absolutely crazy. Not a single application nowadays uses all 4 cores of a SOC, let alone 10. T... moreNot all cores are always on, man. Only a few at a time. This does solve the issue of having to run the high cores when the low ones aren't enough, even though a mid cluster would suffice. This would allow a phone to have the kind of power efficiency low-clocked A53's give, the slightly more intensive performance needs an upclocked A53 would give, and the benchmark-busting power of the A72.
I think this is a good solution; more closely approximating the needs of an A53/A72 bicluster could do it as well, but the dynamic range wouldn't be nearly as good.
Props, Mediatek :-)