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MediaTek announces first true octa-core processor

0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 02:33 posted on

MediaTek, as has been rumored, announced on Saturday morning the world's first true octa-core processor; now you might be wondering about the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor. As you might recall, with that chip, only one group of four cores is active at a time. With the new processor introduced by MediaTek, all eight cores are active at the same time...

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posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:36 12

1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Mediatek needs to start supporting penta band and lte then these would have a chance in the US.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:51 2

6. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Coming Soon! :)

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:57

45. zhiae (unregistered)


same octa in s4 will need a tiny kernal to work like that

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 14:31

46. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Take this Mediatek:-
Source:https://mobile.twitter.com/sonicadvance1/status/359574815063027712
"The (Exynos 5 Octa) 5420 can use any combination of the eight CPU cores at a time."

Source:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=43728624

"The to-be-announced new processor is the 5420, it's not a new revision of the 5410. It has the same target clocks as the 5410 but with a properly working CCI to be able to use GTS, and the GPU is replaced with a new generation Mali T62X instead of the SGX 544. It also has some other miscellaneous updates like VP9 encoder/decoder. It'll debut in the new Chromebook this fall."
GTS=Global Task Switching=5420 can use all 8 cores at the same time.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:31

48. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Mediatek may have been the first to announce a "true" Octa Core. But they won't be the first one to ship it or the fastest one. I am glad Samsung is finally back in action. Now I just hope Samsung gets GTS working before Key Lime Pie is released.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:56

49. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The mediatek will have significantly better battery life than that samsung octa...

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 05:43

54. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I don't think so. Both rely on Cortex A7s for low power operation. If you compare battery life whiile gaming. Yes, Exynos Octa wil lose. But it will deliver a far better experience since 5420's GPU beats iPad 4's and Tegra 4's GPU.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:37 14

2. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


i dont want to live on this planet anymore...

THAT thing has more cores than my computers...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:47 25

4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


fx 8350 has 8 cores.

Also per core performance is much more important than the amount of cores. This thing is worse than a core 2 duo so no I doubt its anywhere close to your computer.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 04:53 1

24. MrPhilo (Posts: 49; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


The FX 8xxx / 9xxx isn't 8 core at all its 4 modules but uses a similar technology like hyperthread from Intel. AMD calls it 8 core for advertising term and marketing.

I have the i9500 and I have disabled the A15, the 4 A7 cores perform well close to an A9 at 1.2Ghz as well. These A7 are clocked at 1.7Ghz - 2.0Ghz so they just perform just as well but better.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 06:35

31. iStabrak (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


That was a big mistake by Samsung clocking those cores at 1.2GHZ instead of 1.7, 2.0GHZ. Or else it would'ev not been a failure!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:24

41. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its a lot closer to a real 8 core than the i7s. The 100% "real" desktop 8 core will be out from intel next year. Haswell-enthusiast should be 8 cores with 16 threads, have 6gbps faster sata ports and ddr4 memory. Will run you about $600 for the cpu and $300ish for a good socket 2011 board.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:12

43. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


what are you smoking ? Haswell is already out and socket 1150 processor doesnt work with (2011) socket 1155 mobo

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:16

44. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Haswell enthusiast.

http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Haswell-E-platform.jpg

Coming late 2014.

The current enthusiast series is still Sandy-e

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 11:48

56. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


smart guy!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 04:31

20. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


At least now KIRF China phones can also enjoy Octa core, /s

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 05:13 14

25. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That's a 8 core A7 SOC.

Practically useless as no app is multi-threaded to such extent. Most browsers are still largely single threaded.

No, it doesn't help at all in games, as games largely depend in GPU.

It's a gimmick.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 09:09 1

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder to what extent MediaTek is benefitting from the Chinese govt's hacking campaign? 8 cores from out of almost no where? With no logical design progression (2 cores from a design license with ARM to 4 cores to 8 cores, for example)?

I suspect this is going to be quite the developing story for 2014 and beyond.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:18

40. sherby (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


Dude they are a taiwanese company and if you want to talk about hacking US and UK are way ahead. They can hack everyone and probably store your info forever and ever just like google. :P

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 09:51

38. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


This is what I've been trying to say all along... but people don't seem to realize that this won't change anything...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:22

51. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


try ffmpeg that's fully threaded with x264 encoding and works fine up to 16 cores today and its available on play for Free OC

an Ak30 dual A9 cnm 10.1dual gets an average of 9fps encoding a generic mob here so these acts core will be good for making your new arm DIY home server/NAS more productive along side the enevitable octacore HDMI TV stick that will appear soon

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:38 7

3. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


This deserves to be really called an octacore unlike the Exynos which should be called as a 4+4.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 02:53 2

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


big.LITTLE

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 03:10 1

10. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


big little planet lol

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:26 1

42. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Big.little is a marketing scheme, most people that are not into tech but know enough about phone specs think the exynos 5 is an 8 core cpu.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 03:20 10

13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


but still the new exynos evolved scored more than this chip...cuz it has pure 4 a15 cores which is equal or powerful than this 8 a7 cores...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 03:34 3

15. ranatju (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


but still its price will be lower than the new samsung exynos...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 04:08 2

18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


but you're not goin to get this on any trusted OEM's phones...even if they make a phone with this chip they'are not goin to reduce the price of smartphone...

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 05:40 2

27. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Sony and LG will use mediatek chipset for entry level and midrange phone, and it will be cheaper than other mid range phone with Qualcomm or Exynos chipset.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 04:45 2

22. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Having 8 A7's is much better in terms of efficiency per unit area of the chip.
For eg. On the Exynos Octa the combined area of all 8 cores is 23 mm^2 (19 mm^2 for A15s + 4 mm^2 for A7s) whereas on the Mediatek the combined area of all 8 cores will be around 8 mm^2. So there will be cost savings in that regard.

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