I liked more 4 cluster idea, but this new CPU side is good, I don't just like GPU side.
Mali T880 is much better and newer than PowerVR 7XT (plus version or not?)
4 cluster (4x 2.5GHz, 2x 2GHz, 2x 1.5GHz and 2x 1GHz) with Mali T880 MP8 900Hz would be much better option.
Cyr4x, 29 Mar 2016Ok, power. But what about power efficiency? If you have just two turbo cores, you can't turn t... moreAnd you know core voltage can scale depending on the load, correct? Adding additional cores is never a solution for 'power efficiency," but it's in the programming. You can throttle a chip down to idle stage, decrease its frequency, and as a result downscale its voltage. All of this is achievable through SoC manufacturing for the past 5yrs now. The only thing that matters is whether you're executing a single thread or multi-thread instructions, and again, that goes back to the programming.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2016all this does is create a more inefficient chip. Look at Apple A9X, a dual core that can outp... moreOk, power. But what about power efficiency? If you have just two turbo cores, you can't turn them off while unneeded. If you have 8 additional less-power-hungry cores, you can and save the battery. Think about it this way, not only how powerful cores can someone build.
i was fan of mediatek but now i don't know they just throwing money in bin.. x20 is not even relesed properly and x30 will be whn ? never too.. mediatek will be prob sold to huawei
A few glaring errors (rumors?) that cannot come to fruition ~
PowerVR 7xxx is old & dated, anything less than series 8xx, from Imagination tech, will fall short of Snapdragon's next flagship. Seeing as this is positioned as a competitor to the same, performance wise, it'd not be wise to go with a two year old GPU tech.
Apple has first dibs on 10nm & then the rest, Mediatek is not going to get a 10nm Soc anytime before 2018, this is assuming we actually see any SoC being released on 10nm in 2017.
This is similar to an IT department keep on purchasing disk drives for their storage solutions rather than doing distributed storage with flash solution.
all this does is create a more inefficient chip. Look at Apple A9X, a dual core that can outperform any of these quad, octa, hexa, dodecahedroggdsf-core out of the water. Learn to optimize a chip first before you start throwing additional cores and clusters at it.
TjamesT, 29 Mar 2016This is really the right step, Qualcomm will follow this as well, Sticking to quadcore will ma... moreBut Qualcomm's Kryo cores (the big ones) have a lower clock speed than Exynos 8890, Kirin 950, Helio X20 and X25, and still pack more punch per core than all of them. Besides, multithreaded processing is very hard to do right.
I like mediatek. They are the underdog but their soc solutions are plenty fast and make for very reasonably priced smartphones. I have a Sony Xperia c4 that uses mt6752 and it is plenty fast.
This is really the right step, Qualcomm will follow this as well, Sticking to quadcore will make things difficult to design, Increasing clock frequency will draw more power thus producing more heat which has no concrete solution for a mobile to dissipate such heat produced by the CPU. One solution is to add additional cores.Therefore devs must be ready in making their apps utilize multicore processing.
MarcoK., 29 Mar 2016The 7400 with high clock could deliver similar performance than the low clocked 7600 in the iP... moreThe thing is that high clocked GPUs throttle fast. Going wider and slower on GPU should be the goal. But considering mediatek chips are cheaper, which means die size is at a premium.
So much buzz about Helio X20, Helio X25 and now Helio X30. But where are real devices working on this chipsets? Where are tests of battery efficiency etc. ? Are these chipsets real and what potential customers should expect ? No information. Just another rumors...
Mediatek is going in the right direction. And this chip will definitely give the sd 830 tough competition.
regs, 29 Mar 2016At least mid-range GPU now. Not a low-range ancient GPU in all other MediaTek flagships.
An... moreThe 7400 with high clock could deliver similar performance than the low clocked 7600 in the iPhone 6s and that means Galaxy s7 exynos performance GPU wise.
Thats not too bad, one year late but still better than 2-3 years late as they are now.
And most important, thats enough. And what else do you want other than enough?