MediaTek 2014 roadmap leaks, hexa-core and QHD-capable octa-core chipsets in tow
A MediaTek product roadmap spanning the period between Q3 2013 - Q2 2015 leaked online. As expected, it's full of nice surprises. The most interesting additions to the Taiwanese silicon slinger's line-up will be a 6-core ("hexacore"), and two powerful octa-core chipsets. Here's what's in tow:
- MT6591 - six cores of unspecified architecture running at 1.5Ghz. Support for up to 1080p display resolution and TD-SCDMA/WCDMA networks. It's primed for Q1 2014, which means the chip should be officially announced by April.
- MT6595 - eight heterogeneous cores of unspecified architecture in a big.LITTLE arrangement. The lower-powered cores are clocked to 2.2GHz, and the higher-powered are clocked to 2.5GHz. The chipset will support up to 20MP image signal processing, 4K 30fps video, and up to WQXGA display resolution (1600x2560). Networking support is LTE Category 4 and HSPA+. The chipset is coming in early Q3 2014, which could mean an announcement sometime in September.
- MT6752 - this will be MediaTek's first 64-bit octa-core CPU. Its reveal was expected for this year's MWC, however, the company announced only the 64-bit quad-core MT6732. The MT6752 features true octa-core processing with eight Cortex-A53 64-bit cores clocked at 1.7GHz, up to 16MP image signal processing, up to 1080p/30fps video and display resolution, and LTE Category 4/HSPA+ support. Both chips are "pin to pin compatible", which makes the MT6752 something of a "drop-in" replacement for the MT6732 for manufacturers. The 64-bit octa-core SoC is primed for the middle of Q4 2014, which probably means a mid-November announcement and early 2015 manufacturing phase.
1. antonioli (Posts: 38; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
Great! It's good to see a good competitor doing great things.
2. JMartin22 (Posts: 547; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Compared to what Qualcomm has done recently with their Snapdragon 800 series last year, and the improvements they're making on them this year; the MediaTek offerings don't really seem that current and up to date for the time frame they're going to be commercializing these SoCs. Who knows how powerful Qualcomm's first high-end 64-bit chip will truly be. By the time it makes its rounds; maybe Android will be a 64-bit enhanced OS, to leverage to performance advantages.
3. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
MT6595 should be A17x4 and A7x4. The expected performance is aprox the same as the Snapdragon 800 in single threaded and even higher in mulithreaded performance.
No idea about the GPU.
But one thing is clear, it will made for GREAT midrangers or very economical flagships, however you prefer to put it.
It´s going to be the biggest chip from Mediatek till date.