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First true octa core mobile processor to arrive November 20th

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First true octa core mobile processor to arrive November 20th
Back in July we had MediaTek announce it has developed a true octa-core mobile chipset, one where all eight cores can work in tandem. Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa has eight cores, too, but they are in a big.LITTLE configuration of four powerful Cortex-A15 cores and four frugal Cortex-A7, so the devices mix and match between the two sets, but never fire up all eight at once, due to overheating concerns that might require a change in the 5 Octa design to be tested and avoided.

Yesterday MediaTek confirmed for local media that its MT6592 chip with eight cores is ready for prime time, and the release date is pegged for November 20th. Granted, MediaTek is producing low cost, entry level chips that find their way into more affordable devices, but a true octa-core one deserves some bragging rights, no matter how useful this achievement actually is. 

Those eight cores don't mean something ultra powerful, though, as they are all lowly Cortex-A7 ones, that's why MediaTek has no worries about overheating, and the AnTuTu score around the 25 000 mark show that we can't expect much more performance from those compared to existing chips, but the octa-core tag on your phone's specs might compensate for that.

source: ChinaPost.tw via G4Games

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:33

1. tech2 (Posts: 2209; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


it would be interesting to see how many apps actually support simultaneous 8-thread processing ?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:33 3

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Great still no inovation on batteries kudous

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:48 2

3. YuLeven (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Having an 200 horsepower engine is one thing, having 200 horses is another.

It will score great on AnTuTu and that's it. With weak Cortex-A7's single threaded performance, this chip is hardly interesting for actual smartphone usage.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 13:53 1

8. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I hope you realize that even the older mediateks work just fine for smartphone usage. You think it won't work because it doesn't fit your needs. Typical neckbeard comment. This chips will be good for higher low end to mid range handsets. We cant keep throwing S4 plus chips in mid rangers forever....

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:59

13. YuLeven (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 May 2013)


The old 4 Cortex-A7 core blocks MediaTek used makes sense, 8 core is merely gimmick. It yelds great benchmark numbers and little real world improvent, where single threaded performance is king.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:50 3

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Make optimized OS otherwise these specs wars will never end.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:31

5. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


am not a techie,I can't find difference bw snapdragon and mediatek so am OK with mediatek processor,
good job from mtk

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:32

6. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


am not a techie,I can't find difference bw snapdragon and mediatek so am OK with mediatek processor,
good job from mtk

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 13:35 1

7. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 212; Member since: 30 May 2013)


True octa-core + 64 bit processor = It will be just AWESOME!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 14:57

9. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


mediatek should have signed a deal with some of the big app developers because i don't know how many of them will actually support this processor and if its not supported companies like samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.... will stay away from the processor and it will be a dud.... but i am all for the octa core processor go Mediatek

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 15:10 1

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


And, the first phone will still not perform as well as it could most likely because it will be running some version of Android.....

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:16 1

11. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The first phones already leaked pretty sure it was 4.2 at least.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:55

12. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Shatter i keep telling people these mediatek chips are great for mid rangers. But it seems everybody is stuck in the past. These chips run games like dead trigger fine even with bt controllers connected and hdmi in use.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 21:56

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


As I thought.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 21:30

14. taikucing (unregistered)


true octa core with GPS issue. That's a pity

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:39

16. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Lol funny how you judge a chip before it's even released. You will probably been owned if they come out and DON'T have gps issues

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