MediaTek 2014 roadmap leaks, hexa-core and QHD-capable octa-core chipsets in tow

A MediaTek product roadmap spanning theperiod between Q3 2013 - Q2 2015 leaked online. As expected, it'sfull of nice surprises. The most interesting additions to theTaiwanese silicon slinger's line-up will be a 6-core ("hexacore"),and two powerful octa-core chipsets. Here's what's in tow:

  • MT6591 - six cores ofunspecified architecture running at 1.5Ghz. Support for up to 1080pdisplay resolution and TD-SCDMA/WCDMA networks. It's primed for Q12014, which means the chip should be officially announced by April.

  • MT6595 - eight heterogeneous cores ofunspecified architecture in a big.LITTLE arrangement. Thelower-powered cores are clocked to 2.2GHz, and the higher-powered areclocked to 2.5GHz. The chipset will support up to 20MP image signalprocessing, 4K 30fps video, and up to WQXGA display resolution(1600x2560). Networking support is LTE Category 4 and HSPA+. Thechipset is coming in early Q3 2014, which could mean an announcementsometime in September.

  • MT6752 - this will be MediaTek's first64-bit octa-core CPU. Its reveal was expected for this year's MWC,however, the company announced only the 64-bit quad-core MT6732. TheMT6752 features true octa-core processing with eight Cortex-A5364-bit cores clocked at 1.7GHz, up to 16MP image signal processing,up to 1080p/30fps video and display resolution, and LTE Category4/HSPA+ support. Both chips are "pin to pin compatible",which makes the MT6752 something of a "drop-in" replacement for the MT6732 for manufacturers. The 64-bit octa-core SoC is primed for the middle of Q4 2014, which probablymeans a mid-November announcement and early 2015 manufacturing phase.

source: GizChinavia IntoMobile



3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

MT6595 should be A17x4 and A7x4. The expected performance is aprox the same as the Snapdragon 800 in single threaded and even higher in mulithreaded performance. No idea about the GPU. But one thing is clear, it will made for GREAT midrangers or very economical flagships, however you prefer to put it. It´s going to be the biggest chip from Mediatek till date.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2429; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Compared to what Qualcomm has done recently with their Snapdragon 800 series last year, and the improvements they're making on them this year; the MediaTek offerings don't really seem that current and up to date for the time frame they're going to be commercializing these SoCs. Who knows how powerful Qualcomm's first high-end 64-bit chip will truly be. By the time it makes its rounds; maybe Android will be a 64-bit enhanced OS, to leverage to performance advantages.

1. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Great! It's good to see a good competitor doing great things.

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