Full specs for the first true Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 and quad-core MT6588 show great promise
0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2013, 06:49 posted on
A rather extensive specs sheet covering the ins and outs of the new duo of MediaTek processors, the octa-core MT6592 and the quad-core MT6588, has been leaked on the Chinese Weibo, infamous for its resourcefulness..
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1. boosook (Posts: 730; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Bye bye, Qualcomm! And in a couple of years, even processors will be completely designed and manufactured in China.
6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Never. Qualcomm (and apple?) made the most powerful SOCs of the year.
11. eisenbricher (Posts: 962; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Only power alone doesn't mean that they are winning. Of course QCom is making powerful processors but ever wondered how do they price the processors?
VFM factor for MediaTek is immense. Those who call MediaTek processors crappy, go buy SD800 and live happily. MediaTek isn't for you. One good example will be the success of MicroMax in India. Much credit goes to MediaTek, MMX is nearly matching sales of Samsung here.
18. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Mediatek is not even for flagship's... They make the best chips for mirangers, these beat the snapdragon 400 by a lot and will be in similar priced devices.
23. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Idk shatter i think fanboys cant seem to learn that everything cant be high end. Like i said in one of the other mediatec articles. We cant keep using s4 plus cpus forever. Midrange needs a boost. And with the next version of android supporting 512mb of ram it will push android market share up even more with great performance and price per device.
3. cezarepc (Posts: 439; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Not bad considering the price point these chips will be in. Really looking forward to Sony's partnership with Mediatek. That would be a solid boom in the mid-range.
5. yoavst (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)
ARM's Big.Little is so much better then just 8 cores of A7...
And also 4 core of krait 400...
MediaTek, you got great advertising, but this CPU sucks :(
13. joey_sfb (Posts: 1878; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Not really they would force the price down for high-end processors if available in sufficient quantity.
19. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Big.little is NOT a real octa core for the 5 millionth time. This is the first real arm octa core that is being mass produced.
7. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
Nice move Sammy...Hope it doesn’t lag like the recent one.
8. Jishnusur (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
You fools, see it cannot or decode 60FPS videos.. What an EPIC failure!
21. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Where do you get your 1080p 60fps content from? As far as I am aware nobody stores encoded blu ray movies on their phone. Everything you watch on YouTube is 30fps, TVs and movies you stream are 30fps. The phone camera will also be 30fps at 1080p so where are you getting all your 1080 60 content? Don't forget a 60fps video is also much larger than a 30fps.
24. iguanaman (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
From our camera. Galaxy Note 3 owners enjoy 60fps 1080p recording and 30fps 2160p (4k) recording. We even have 120fps 720p. Larger file? Of course! Do we care? Of course not!
9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
All day commenting that real user experience is what count but then Mediatek comes with the "true octa" gimmick and all that counts is the Antutu...
Mediatek MT6592 will NEVER be as good as a Snapdragon 600 casue it uses A7 cores, and in SINGLE THREAD PERFORMANCE (which is the one that counts more for "user experience") it will be low, how low? Quite.
Let's make the calculation: Single core performance of an A7 @1.2 GHz is 324 in Geekbenc 2
So at @1.7 GHz (assuming perfect scaling) will be: 460
Single Core Performance of Snapdragon 600: 600 (at the same 1.7 GHz clock, but it can go higher)
So 30% increase in performance for the Snapdragon, and let's not start talking about the 800, the A15 cores or the GPU performance...
10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
And I don't understand why no one talks about the real winner for Mediatek.
Their most interesting chip for the year is the MT8135 a DUAL core A15 with LITTLE.big and GPU PowerVR G 6200.
That's a real performer for the mid-range and the right choice to go.
And if they enable the 4 cores to work at the same time it should be possible to sell it as a QUAD core ;D
26. smash (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
not all china products , just like all the Americans aren't Einsteins
15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Quality matters boss, even they are cheap chips but after some days where it goes, god knows...
16. jove39 (Posts: 1196; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Mtek makes A7 based soc only to reduce manufacturing cost and keep msrp as low as possible...their soc may not appear in flagship devices anytime soon...but may expand in midrange.
For 8 core soc...I don't think Android or any mobile OS or available apps are optimized to make good use of 8 cores...soc manufacturers should work to make 2-4 core soc and try to improve single core performance with clock between 1.2 to 2.0 GHz.
Anyway...I would call 8 core mobile soc a gimmick for now...or untill Mtek show us their usage scenario.
22. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Its not for you so why would you ever buy it.
20. silencer271 (Posts: 136; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Hope this makes Nvidia and Qualcom drop prices and get products on the market much faster.