MediaTek MT6592 poses for a family picture with its 8 adorable cores

MediaTek MT6592 poses for a family picture with its 8 adorable cores
Remember how MediaTek got so excited about its MT6592 being able to have all eight of its cores active at one time? At the time that MediaTek introduced the chip, the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-cores were still only able to access one set of 4 cores at a time. The four Cortex A-15's are used for heavy lifting while the four Cortex A-7's are used for light paperwork.

Earlier this month, we told you about the software update that adds HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing Capability) to the Samsung Exynos 5410 to make the chip true octa-core. But Qualcomm is having none of this, saying that it is not the number of cores on the chip that makes you flip, but the number of...oh, you know what we're saying.

The four cores on Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 800 are all endowed with Cortex A-15 cores which is why that processor consistently beats out octa-core chips like the Samsung Exynos 5410 on benchmark tests. Meanwhile, lost in all of this chatter between rivals is a nice picture of the MediaTek MT6592. And even though the MT6592 can have all eight cores active at one time, it is that big.LITTLE architecture that is troubling Qualcomm. Can't we all just get along?

source: IntoMobile



1. anupam.chopra

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Mediatek doing what Qualcomm did to Intel.

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Those CPU benchmarks were all brower based. Safari being the most optimized browser is the main reason the A7 came up on top. Here are some examples from AnandTech's iPhone 5S review. Browsermark 2.0 2,611 - HTC One X+ (Terga 3) 2,181 - HTC One (Snapdragon 600) Mozilla Kraken 9,610.7 - Moto X (X8 [Snapdragon S4 Pro]) 10,066.9 - LG G2 (Snapdragon 800) So browser based CPU tests are terrible for comparing between phones, unless the phones all use the exact same browser.

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed, it is a browser based benchmark, we should, still, ask ourselves question when we see a Quad Core 2.3Ghz being beaten by a simple Dual Core 1.3Ghz. There is still 1 Ghz more for each core, and two more cores, it is like telling me that emulating a 300Mhz PS2 on an Intel Core i7 4770 4ghz and telling me that the PS2 will run better (false) because it is more optimized (true). There is just to much power to catch the optimization. I don't say this browser bench are very reliable. But don't be to much optimistic for the real native benchmarks.

11. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Isheep take what they can get.

14. bigstrudel

Posts: 605; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Geekbench 3 iPhone 5s 1.3ghz A7 Dual Core Single Core: 1414 Multi Core: 2564 The A7 beats the Snapdragon 800 by over 400 points on Single Core and edges it on multi core as well with half the cores and a much lower clock speed.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Still posting fake reports aren't you? Xperia Z Ultra scored over 2700 on Geekbench. Do some research before ryou spread lies.

21. Androiders

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

indeed, android os needs for core and ram because the apps is made up on java. The Java has a very slow performance in terms of speed and RAM consumption.Thats why android needs better hardware. IOS app is an made up of Object C. IOS doesn't need more ram and cores

23. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Not exactly. Some apps, and I am sure the benchmarks for the most of them, are native C (or C like). But seeing those catastrophic performance, they must be written in Java, it is the only explanation.

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2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

BTW... The pic is a good match...

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The octopus should also have 8 yellow spots in the head. I think this octacore is just for working condition for ongoing trend of specs and later they would bring super power inside it and who knows it would beat the quad core Snapdragon 800.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

MediaTek processors are garbage. I'll take a S800 or E5420 over this any day.

5. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Qualcomm and Intel base always in per core performance unlike AMD and Mediatek most of their Processors based in Multi-Core Performance but I always prefer Per core performance like Intel and Qualcomm.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Qualcomm > MediaTek Intel >>>>>>>> AMD

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Actually yesterday AMD released info on a new API exclusive to radeon cards thats supposed to get rid of bottlenecks from CPU and much better than intel for gaming and their gpus better than nvidia. The only game using the API for now is battlefield 4 and its being released in a patch in December. AMD has been calling it console quality optimization but for their hardware on PC. Also, the impossible has happened and it looks like AMD is going to make a comeback in 2014 if the steamroller cpu leaks are right it will outperform intels per core performance or be on par but have 8 cores.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Your information has been innacurate by 100% the past few days. Just letting you know.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

TSMC manufactured the Qualcomm chips so they get all the credit. --fandroid logic

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

All we need now are apps that can take advantage of more cores.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Since this is an a7 it needs 4 cores to run android smooth if it was krait 400 or A15 it would only need 2. What they should do is split the amount of cores as more cores are using in the CPU. So say core 1-2 were used on a krait 500 snapdragon octa core (future cpu example). The rest are turned off and only used when an application needs them.

15. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Nice, But Qualcomm snapdragon's quad core processors are better then this.

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Good job TSMC for producing Qualcomm chips. You get all the credit.

20. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

lol , burn lady burn ! Take carefull !

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