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MediaTek's true octa-core chip gets benchmarked again on AnTuTu

0. phoneArena 16 Oct 2013, 17:01 posted on

MediaTek, back in July, announced the world's first true octa-core processor; the company, known more for producing low-priced processors for entry-level smartphones, would not have been your first guess if you had to name which silicon slinger would be first out of the gate with a true octa-core chip. Unlike the Samsung Exynos 5 with its big.LITTLE architecture, all 8 cores of theMT6592 can be active at one time...

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:10 3

1. amats69 (Posts: 1125; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


My quad core s600 htc one got 27000+ on antutu

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:58 8

16. james004 (Posts: 485; Member since: 15 May 2013)


antutu is really not something anyone should use to set standards.
also making more cores wont help
making more efficient dual-cores would.
also software implementations makes ALOT difference thats why a processor OEM sample device scores and lives longer than comapanies that use those processor.
all the fools believing thse octa cores will do any good... sigh.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 21:48

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


its like those big sounding v8's and v10's some cars use , a highly efficent v6 (like in the GTR) can run rings around them , its not about the power , its always about the nature of the delivery

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:23

31. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


so your saying twin turbo the SoC instead of keeping it naturally aspirated ?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:58 6

17. rd_nest (Posts: 813; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


This is a Cortex A7-octa core. this is useless. A7 is basically a low power core for batterylife. Moreover Android still isn't that multi-threaded. Single thread performance is still a major factor in user experience. As expected, this will have terrible IPC. A quad core-A7 will perform almost same as octa core A7 because hardly anything in Android is muti-threaded to that extent.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:27 1

34. latido (Posts: 42; Member since: 31 May 2012)


My quad core s600 htc one got 27000+ on antutu >>> This for noobs!
the benchmark never show the real performance.. android always lag behind.. and the apps also force close..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:18

2. zig8100 (Posts: 140; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Blah!!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:19 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Weak! S800 & 5420 > MT6592

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:26 18

6. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


This will be powering the $150-$300 phone range so... 25000 in antutu is prettydamn good for phones that you can get for $200.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:25

32. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


I want the Intel core i3 in my next phone

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:19 12

4. silencer271 (Posts: 223; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Just becasue it didnt smoke the best doesnt mean its not that good.. Its going to be cheap and powerful.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:43 2

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Powerful with GPS issues. There's a reason why Qualcomm dominates the SoC market.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:41 5

14. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


The chip isn't even out yet. How do you know it will have the same issues as the old one's?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 19:20 1

18. james004 (Posts: 485; Member since: 15 May 2013)


im sure same company will make same mistakes always.
exynos has a problem with heatup and killing battery.
they never fixed it and i dont think they will.
mediatek as i read has its own problems with wifi and gps

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 22:07 1

22. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Nothing last forever man. Gps and wifi is just a minor problem compared to the heat on exynos. It's an easy fix for mediatech so don't act like it isn't.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:26

33. taikucing (unregistered)


lol. All mediatek GPS from single, dual and quad core version are crap. I have tried single & dual core mediatek powered phones. Both of them have stupid GPS. I have to wait in hours. After waiting for hours, the accuracy is very bad too, more than 200 ft. As a comparison, my old motorola fire xt has an accuracy less than 60 ft. And also it locks very fast.
GPS isn't a minor problem. It's a very important part that must work well, especially when you go somewhere you don't know.
I'm sure mediatek won't fix the GPS issue in its 8 core CPU, because mediatek is deaf.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 22:37

23. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They also had a problem with ram and they fixed it.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:19

5. hmd74 (Posts: 382; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


media meh...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:52 1

8. twens (Posts: 698; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Note 3 exynos 5420 35080 antutu. 2980 multi core geek bench 3. Note 3 is simple the beast.period!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:55 2

9. FoxDavis (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I just fell asleep reading this...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:26

10. tttony (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jul 2012)


Powerfull for the price

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:29 2

11. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


well, why make it octa-core, a quad core A15 is faster

this would just such battery juice, and it wouldn't even be fast in most applications (because most are single-threaded)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:34

12. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


When will people realize that multitasking kills battery life ??

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:40 3

13. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Because the iphone with multitasking saves sooo much battery. Nice try man.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 18:50 1

15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


My GS4 Octa ("fake" Octa core) clocks in at around 28100.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 19:24

19. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Where are you from?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 20:38

20. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 116; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


It is not fake, and it only runs 1.6ghz what if it runs 1.9ghz? it will be near s800.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 22:56

24. Esteban4u (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


You can't put much stock in benchmark results. All cell phone OEM's are cheating by optimizing their chip's behavior/performance while benchmarking. Look up the story on Anand Tech's page.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 22:58

25. Andrewtst (Posts: 359; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


MediaTek still as usual weak performance.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:29 1

29. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


They said the same thing about the Mustang until the new 5.0 came out. Now it's keeping up and even beating M3s for pretty much half the price. It's called price per performance ratio man.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 00:44

26. sunnyfpy (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Laughable performance!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 01:57 1

27. dratomic (Posts: 475; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I like quadrant better. btw someday mediatek will surpass qualcomm. that may be far. but it's inevitable

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:38

28. Sondae (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


I am now wondering if mediatek overheat so fast because they use the whole 8core that samsung cant do. Well what to expect on mediatek they arent that good in performance but they are more of lowering the cost. Its like you pay what you get.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:34

30. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


But seriously guys. With what ever version they said of android that will help run smooth on low end phones all this is going to do is boost android market share if these chips come to the US. Powerful chips and cheap cost coupled with a new os that runs smooth on 512mb of ram sounds like a win in my book. Imagine phones more powerful than gs3s for $100 and up.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:38

35. Esteban4u (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Provided the carriers allow this. They'd rather you buy new phones than to upgrade the OS on older phones.

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