HTC One A9 to feature MediaTek's MT6797 deca-core CPU and 4GB of RAM

HTC One A9 to feature MediaTek's MT6797 deca-core CPU and 4GB of RAM
The HTC One A9 has been run through the Geekbench benchmark test, which confirmed talk that the manufacturer's new "Hero" phone will be powered by the MediaTek MT6797 SoC. That chipset includes a deca-core CPU. MediaTek is employing a Tri-Cluster design with dual 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 cores for heavy lifting, four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium housework, and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores for light housekeeping. Combined with the 20nm process used in production of the chip, the MT6797 uses 30% less energy than other high-end chipsets.

According to the Geekbench test, the chip scored an impressive 1835 for the single-core score, which nearly matched the 1903 tallied by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 used in the HTC built Nexus 9. On the multi-core part of the test, the MT6797 put up a figure of 5884. That tops the 5375 scored by the Exynos 7420 chipset used on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

With the Mali-T880 MP4 or MP6 GPU handling graphics, the MT6797 appears to be a monster and should fuel an interesting battle between Qualcomm and MediaTek. Smartphone manufacturers are planning to use the Snapdragon 820 in 30 upcoming models, according to Qualcomm. But it would certainly be a feather in MediaTek's cap if the MT6797 were to power the HTC One A9 in the U.S., where MediaTek has been a non-factor.

As for HTC, this phone is supposedly the handset that will wipe the memory of the HTC One M9 out of phone buyers' minds.  According to the test, the handset will be the first from HTC to carry 4GB of RAM. While the general public doesn't look at things like CPUs, RAM and benchmark tests, gaining strong support from smartphone fanatics can help build a base that HTC can use to help it recover.


source: 8080.net (translated) via GizmoChina

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54 Comments

49. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Snap Dragon disappointed this year. Looks like Samsung going to give them some love next year. They be better off stick to their own chips.

47. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

20nm is a fail it will end up like 810. Why is HTC using one bad processor after another?

48. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Oh no..you suck..it's completely good..It's better not to use a s**tdragon which hot like hell

52. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They don't have the resources, aka money, to use anything better. If the shareholders say you take a pay cut or cut costs, you cut costs every time.

40. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Article is incorrct, Mediatek X20 uses Mali-T880 MP4 (four cores) GPU, not MP6.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

proof?

37. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I think it's fake. That results can't be found in Geekbench database. Also 1835 single core score seems kinda low for 2.5GHz Cortex-A72, considering SD620's scores.

39. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD620 scores about 1500 at 1,8GHz.

43. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

When are they going to use this cpu?? It looks like it's better than sd 810.

51. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

The SD620? I guess we can see first handsets in a couple of months, but it isn't going to be a high-end chip alternative if you are looking for it. For example its GPU Adreno 510 just a bit faster than fastest Adreno 330, it doesn't support LPDDR4 and manufacturing with 28nm HPM process.

36. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

I can't be the only one that thinks this is fake.

34. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Still skeptical of the processor, which is why I'm hoping there is a Qualcomm variant as well

30. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Next Exynos And Snapdragon Will Be Better But Its Nice To Finally See Mediatek Stepping Up Their Game.

25. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

How can 10 cores score 5800 in multi-core , while 4 cores of the next exynos get easily 7400 :p

29. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Those Exynos Scores Aren't Confirmed. And The X20 Might Have 10 Cores But Only Two Of Those Are High-end Cores. The Next Exynos Will Have 4 High-end Cores So That 7k Score Is Possible.

24. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

So wait, it the A9 the same as this "aero" device people keep talking about? Or are they two different devices?

26. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Nope buddy..

35. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Well regardless, I am pretty sure this benchmark is fake.

23. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Hope this will not turn into an oven.

20. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

this is BS, there will be Snap dragon cpu inside. what we need guys is new design, 1440p+ sd card + smaller bazels than m8/m9

27. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Why the heck would you need 1440p display. 1080p is great enough and I would rather have that with better battery life / overall performance over just a tiny bit sharper image.

50. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

why? wtf man, because we can.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sounds like a great SOC, HTC is like Batman when it comes to ruining phones though, they always find a way.

17. carlemillward unregistered

This information has been posted on PA already. I just hope HTC doesn't disappoint in design and camera. Especially design, if this iPhone look is real. Oh dear...

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Trolling Apple is a good. Baits them into a lawsuit they can easily counter sue with. They could use the money they win to refresh their coffers.

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Wont happen HTC and Apple are both sharing tech and have an agreements.

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

It's Mali t880mp6 . my friend work in htc confirmed that to me

18. carlemillward unregistered

Isn't MP6 in the X30?

32. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

If it is MP6 then it will match Adreno 430.

58. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

MP6 T880 is like an MP10+ T760 the T880 is 1,8x times faster than T760 (1 core)

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