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MediaTek to have a quad-core processor by the end of the year, cheap quad-core phones to follow

0. phoneArena 26 Sep 2012, 08:58 posted on

Chinese chip maker MediaTek will reportedly be ready with its first quad-core processor by the end of the year. Until now, MediaTek had single- and dual-core solutions that were mainly used in affordable handsets, but it looks like...

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posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:04 8

1. Mozarrt (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Nice Age of Empires reference.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:16 4

3. smallworld (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Yeah I giggled.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:06 1

2. hung2900 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It is said that MTK6588 has quad Cortex-A7s and PowerVR SGX 544 GPU.
Mediatek's SoCs always have dual-sim support with ~$200 price, so it's a good choice.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:17 1

4. smallworld (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


What after quad-core cortex A15 ?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:26 2

5. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Something with an ARMv8 instruction set and also 64bit

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:30 2

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Quad-cores for mid-range then what monsters could be on top? Eight-cores? Or quads with hyper thread?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 22:40

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


chipo quatro! cant wait for that!

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