MediaTek could be rolling a 10-core chip off the assembly line by the end of 2015

MediaTek could be rolling a 10-core chip off the assembly line by the end of 2015
MediaTek, the company whose chips have normally been seen in low-end budget models from China (until recently), was the first to offer a true octa-core chipset back in 2013. Now, a report out of China states that the chipmaker has displayed its next-gen product at a special event. Companies that showed up to take a gander included Xiaomi and Vivo.

According to a Chinese analyst, the new MediaTek Helio X20 chipset will be equipped with 10 cores, and is said to have produced an AnTuTu benchmark score above 70,000. The octa-core MT-6795 that is being used to drive the HTC One M9 Plus, has scored above 50,000 on the same test.

MediaTek is said to be ready to begin mass production of the chip by the end of the year. While the company has started to place its chips inside high-end Asian models, it has yet to penetrate the U.S. market. That might change if the Helio X20 performs as well as the AnTuTu test suggests it will.

Until MediaTek makes this official, you should take this report with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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13 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Please focus more on GPU perfomance instead of CPU cores, l prefer a quad core or hexa core with a powerful GPU than a 10-core with a weak GPU.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also if its 10 small cores (A53 or A53e), it will have very weak single core performance Single core performance is also quite important But yea MediaTek SoCs seem to always have weak GPUs And MediaTek don't release as much of their code as say Qualcomm

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Hope majority of apps utilizes those 10 cores soon. Although anything above quad-core is still useless in real life scenarios. Except the benchmarking apps, none of the other apps utilizes more than 4 cores.

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It won't even happen. There is no app which will need to utilize 10 threads. You don't even find that in enterprise itself. What you find in servers is multiple apps utilizing multiple cores at same time. In mobile, it's redundant as you won't have so many apps actively using multiple cores simultaneously.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, I don't see the point of anything above a quad-core in phones/tablets, except for big.LITTLE

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Right. MT6795 sucks because of the PowerVR6200 graphics. They seriously need to focus more of GPU because content on mobile is becoming more demanding each year.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Have you experienced it? Or any other proof? Just asking. I heard good about MTK6595 and MTK6752. Does MTK6595 exists?

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Yes, the MTK6595 does exists. It's an octa core chipset and it is the most powerful ever created by MediaTek. It comprises 4xA17 @2.2 GHz and and 4xA7 @1.7 Ghz. It also has the PowerVR 6200.http://www.mediatek.com/en/products/mobile-communications/smartphone1/mt6595/ But because it's "just" a 32 bits chipset many OEMS (in particular in China) do not want to use it. Even if it's more powerful than the MT6795 (which in turn is more powerful than then MTK6752)

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sorry I meant to say MTK6795, coz I haven't heard about it may be due to negligence. Thanks for the reference, you cleared my doubt. :) Yeah, MTK6595 is 32 bit and MT6795 and MTK6752 are 64 bit.

9. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

There should be an improvement instead of adding cores.

11. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

How about focusing first on the GPU? The scores of MediaTek's GPU's is making benchmark scoreboard crying. And before we even think about 10 core... Optimize the octa and quad cores you already have... It's already a mess as it is. Seriously, MediaTek I run away from device that is sporting any of your equipment at this stage due to the lack of raw power when compared to the competition. Sort out the current stuff first. There is a huge chance for MediaTek to compete in both low/mid/high ends but they need to buckle up.

12. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And this proves MediaTek is officially dumbest of all tech companies. They are trying to hide their inability to develop quality cpu core by piling up soc with ridiculous quantity of cpu cores.

13. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Sigh.

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