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Roadmap confirms true octa-core chip coming from MediaTek

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Roadmap confirms true octa-core chip coming from MediaTek
Earlier on Tuesday, we told you about the MediaTek MT6592 octo-core chip. We can now update that story by telling you that the word out of Taiwan is that the company has already started showing off the chip to customers just last week. Mass production is expected to start taking place in November, using TSMC's 28nm process. The first handsets to include this processor, called the MT6592, will rollout in the beginning of 2014. Another report, this one from HQ Research analyst Pan Jiutang, shows a leaked picture of MediaTek's road map which sure enough, shows the octo-core MT6592 with a clock speed range of 1.7GHz to 2GHz and video decoding of 1080p at 30fps.

As we told you earlier, the MT6592 scored close to 30,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test, and while that is a pretty good score, it is not as high as the tally produced by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. On the other hand, you can be pretty sure that the MediaTek chip will offer the better value. And instead of the big.LITTLE technology employed by the Samsung Exynos octa-core chips in which only four cores work at any one time, all eight cores will work together at the same time on the MT6592.

Other reports in the region show that MediaTek has 100 job openings it is looking to fill. Based on the positions being advertised, it looks like MediaTek plans on concentrating in chips for 4G LTE technology along with the development of GPU chips and products for Android. Looks like we might start seeing a lot more MediaTek silicon in smartphones in the near future.

A leaked roadmap outs the true octa-core MediaTek 6592

A leaked roadmap outs the true octa-core MediaTek 6592


source: Engadget

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:56 6

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Ouch Samsung! Read...this is TRUE Octacore, and has a better performance per dollar ratio than probably what you can come up with in the coning years.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:50 6

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4612; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think the best description for a "Exynos 5 Octa" would be Dual-Quad-Core. :D

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:59 1

6. james004 (Posts: 444; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Qualcomm stated that in comment on night, so called "Octa" was released.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:16

15. hung2900 (Posts: 714; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Exynos 5 Octa is the name only, and this name has misled people into useless debates.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 01:07

22. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Samsung should just call it exynos 5,not misleading people.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:56

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4612; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is called marketing. :)

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:56

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4612; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I know that. :)

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:56

5. james004 (Posts: 444; Member since: 15 May 2013)


its weird because MediaTek is seen as cheap SoCs maker. so making these high-specs SoC wont work out for them so much. atleast not in europe and americaS market. Customers/Brands here love Qualcomm. all 2013 phones have Qualcomm SoC. in future it may change but for high end, i still doubt anyone would take risk with MediaTek.
This is only good for high end phones from mid tier phones from sony/htc that will be used for asian market. the cheap brands wont ever use this.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:08 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6632; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Samsung has nothing to worry about when it comes to MediaTek. Their biggest concerns are Qualcomm with their Snapdragon 800. In the Exynos Octa, with only 4 cores running, it scores the exact same as the 8 running on MT's chip. Next gen Exynos Octa will definitely put this to shame and give Qualcomm competition.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:17 2

20. Dr.Phil (Posts: 820; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I guess you haven't heard of the Cortex A57 and A53? Those are most likely going to be the next offerings by Samsung (probably next year). I would say those chipsets would probably surpass the performance of 8 A7 cores.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6420/arms-cortex-a57-and-cortex-a53-the-first-64bit-armv8-cpu-cores

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 01:39 1

23. tech2 (Posts: 1325; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You really think 'TRUE Octacore' is worth an increment of 2000 in Antutu score ? Keeping in mind the increased resources (battery) it will require !

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:58 5

2. pradeepreddy (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


"Samsung Exynos octa-core chips in which only four cores work at any one time, all eight cores will work together at the same time on the MT6592"

That means, 4 cores of sammy beats 8 cores of mediatek in bench marks
woww sammy
&
why it is called octa core when only 4 cores work at a time.
can somebody explain...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:32

13. aditya.k (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Yeah, 4 cores of Exynos beats the 8 cores of MTK, because, MTK uses all Cortex-A7 cores not A15!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 23:58

19. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


8 a7 cores @ 2ghz is faster than 4 a15 @ 1.8 ghz. The quad core would have much better per core performance but it would lose in most benchmarks. Also 8 a7s is more power efficient than 4 a15s.

Mediatek is planning on switching to a9 next year so these scores will get even better.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:00

3. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Why is PA repeating stuff they've already written, also most of the headlines i've read on here have appeared on Android Authority and other tech blogs days before.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:04 6

7. quakan (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


PA doesn't have a history of exclusive stories honestly, almost all of their stories come from other tech sites that had the story first. With that said I do prefer coming here just because the site is much more pleasant to use in my opinion. There has been numerous times where I've used the tip link to send PA a story that they aren't, but should be, reporting.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:08

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4612; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:21

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2.®

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:11

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6632; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah I've given up with the system. I've sent them websites to information I've haven't seen on other tech sites and never saw anything. Michael H., please read and make a suggestion to improve the tip system.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 20:26

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So 8xA7 Arm Cortex clocked at what, 1.5Ghz.?
There would be absolutely zero lag! Wow 8cores pushing Android OS

It needs 8cores to push Android totally lag free, no matter what you throw at it!

What a mighty hungry Ram CPU hog OS...
®

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:14

14. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Octacore processor based on ARM Cortex-A7 with 1.7Ghz to 2Ghz.
512MB of RAM.

lol!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:20

16. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


by doing some little research, here's what i found out.

http://droidxda.blogspot.com/2012/11/mediatek-ready-to-release-mt6599-octa.html

so, it's not MT6592 based from post by Allan.

and, its not Cortex-A7. it's A15. power hungry. imagine 8-cores running Cortex-a15.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 23:09

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


8 a15 cores would be a beast in terms of performance but 3000mAh battery wont be enough. They should put an intel processor instead of using 8 a15.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 23:11

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Mediatek is on the run while nvidia is missing the action. Tegra 4 :(

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:21

21. AppleHateBoy (Posts: 459; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Tegra 4 was never meant to beat Octa. That job was given to Tegra 4i. Tegra 4's true competitor was Snapdragon 800.
Just in case you didn't know, Snapdragon 800 crushes Octa in benchmarks. And I think it will crush Mediatek's Octa too.

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