Roadmap confirms true octa-core chip coming from MediaTek
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2013, 19:35 posted on
Look under the hood of many low-end smartphones and you will find MediaTek silicon; now, a published report out of Taiwan says that the company has started showing off its first octo-core chip to customers just last week. Mass production is expected to start taking place in November, using TSMC's 28nm process...
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1. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Ouch Samsung! Read...this is TRUE Octacore, and has a better performance per dollar ratio than probably what you can come up with in the coning years.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think the best description for a "Exynos 5 Octa" would be Dual-Quad-Core. :D
6. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Qualcomm stated that in comment on night, so called "Octa" was released.
15. hung2900 (Posts: 829; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Exynos 5 Octa is the name only, and this name has misled people into useless debates.
22. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Samsung should just call it exynos 5,not misleading people.
5. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
its weird because MediaTek is seen as cheap SoCs maker. so making these high-specs SoC wont work out for them so much. atleast not in europe and americaS market. Customers/Brands here love Qualcomm. all 2013 phones have Qualcomm SoC. in future it may change but for high end, i still doubt anyone would take risk with MediaTek.
This is only good for high end phones from mid tier phones from sony/htc that will be used for asian market. the cheap brands wont ever use this.
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9502; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Samsung has nothing to worry about when it comes to MediaTek. Their biggest concerns are Qualcomm with their Snapdragon 800. In the Exynos Octa, with only 4 cores running, it scores the exact same as the 8 running on MT's chip. Next gen Exynos Octa will definitely put this to shame and give Qualcomm competition.
20. Dr.Phil (Posts: 956; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I guess you haven't heard of the Cortex A57 and A53? Those are most likely going to be the next offerings by Samsung (probably next year). I would say those chipsets would probably surpass the performance of 8 A7 cores.
23. tech2 (Posts: 2736; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
You really think 'TRUE Octacore' is worth an increment of 2000 in Antutu score ? Keeping in mind the increased resources (battery) it will require !
2. pradeepreddy (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
"Samsung Exynos octa-core chips in which only four cores work at any one time, all eight cores will work together at the same time on the MT6592"
That means, 4 cores of sammy beats 8 cores of mediatek in bench marks
why it is called octa core when only 4 cores work at a time.
can somebody explain...
13. aditya.k (Posts: 490; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Yeah, 4 cores of Exynos beats the 8 cores of MTK, because, MTK uses all Cortex-A7 cores not A15!
19. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
8 a7 cores @ 2ghz is faster than 4 a15 @ 1.8 ghz. The quad core would have much better per core performance but it would lose in most benchmarks. Also 8 a7s is more power efficient than 4 a15s.
Mediatek is planning on switching to a9 next year so these scores will get even better.
3. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Why is PA repeating stuff they've already written, also most of the headlines i've read on here have appeared on Android Authority and other tech blogs days before.
7. quakan (Posts: 1248; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
PA doesn't have a history of exclusive stories honestly, almost all of their stories come from other tech sites that had the story first. With that said I do prefer coming here just because the site is much more pleasant to use in my opinion. There has been numerous times where I've used the tip link to send PA a story that they aren't, but should be, reporting.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9502; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yeah I've given up with the system. I've sent them websites to information I've haven't seen on other tech sites and never saw anything. Michael H., please read and make a suggestion to improve the tip system.
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So 8xA7 Arm Cortex clocked at what, 1.5Ghz.?
There would be absolutely zero lag! Wow 8cores pushing Android OS
It needs 8cores to push Android totally lag free, no matter what you throw at it!
What a mighty hungry Ram CPU hog OS...
14. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Octacore processor based on ARM Cortex-A7 with 1.7Ghz to 2Ghz.
512MB of RAM.
16. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
by doing some little research, here's what i found out.
so, it's not MT6592 based from post by Allan.
and, its not Cortex-A7. it's A15. power hungry. imagine 8-cores running Cortex-a15.
17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
8 a15 cores would be a beast in terms of performance but 3000mAh battery wont be enough. They should put an intel processor instead of using 8 a15.
18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Mediatek is on the run while nvidia is missing the action. Tegra 4 :(
21. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Tegra 4 was never meant to beat Octa. That job was given to Tegra 4i. Tegra 4's true competitor was Snapdragon 800.
Just in case you didn't know, Snapdragon 800 crushes Octa in benchmarks. And I think it will crush Mediatek's Octa too.