Quad-core MediaTek MT6589 SoC gets benchmarked, to debut in early 2013
0. phoneArena 12 Dec 2012, 02:54 posted on
Several days ago, MediaTek announced its first quad-core SoC. The MT6589, as it is called, packs four Cortex-A7 processor cores and PowerVR SGX544 graphics, which allows it to handle 720p screens, 13MP cameras, and 1080p playback. Why should you care, you ask? Well, we know that the company's chips are usually found in low-cost devices that rarely leave the Asian market, but that might change in the relatively near future...
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1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Low cost Androids are better and better. I think this chip may not be able to run heavy games well, but for everything else it will have no troubles. And 720p will be enough for most people.
2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Keep in mind that not only Android, but it can run any OS which complies with the ARM architecture.
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
You mean WP? LOL
MS must find some1 to make WP8 phones first before thinking about what chips to use.
9. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
That's why you are so...
Anyway. I mean it can run Linux, various RTOSes, can be used in STBs, media decoders, embedded apps and yes, also WP. Please don't narrow me down as WP fanboy. I am not.
And why do you hate WP so much? Did MS kill your dad?
11. MeoCao (unregistered)
You r very rude dude, I say what I think and not to make you happy, got it?
14. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
WP only allows one chip maker and that is qualcomm...no more no less...
thats why ST ericsson will exit mobile chips as well coz they lost their biggest client, nokia!
7. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
If it is the same powervr sgx544 gpu found in the ti omap chipsets, it will run games just as smoothly. People need to understand that the cpu is not used nearly as much as the gpu for games.
13. MeoCao (unregistered)
Not so sure, Android grows very fast and hardware has problems catching up, but with JB things improve hugely for sure.
5. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
cortex A7....dear mediatek give it to some children's...they would love to play with it or may not......
12. MeoCao (unregistered)
There are many people still have to use phones with much worse CPUs and don't have money for current quad core phones.
10. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i still choose mediatek over allwinner though!
but i like that both company/chip maker wants to push quad core to low end!!!
but im hopinh it to be at least A9..but hoping they could make A15!
15. Darkerm (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
It this CPU betterthan my Xperia S Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz with Adreno 220?
18. zunaidahmed (Posts: 137; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)
Yes, it is, xperia has an a8 dual core which is heavily modified, so a quad core a7 solution should beat the crap out of it(a7 has same performance as a8 but are more energy efficient), and the same story is with the GPU section.