MediaTek likely to beat Qualcomm and become the largest handset chip vendor
posted by Victor H. / Jul 24, 2013, 5:38 AM
The MT6592 is the much anticipated octa-core chip by MediaTek that scores almost as much as the Snapdragon 800 on synthetic benchmarks, but at a lower price making it very luring for manufacturers.
This however does not mean that you know much about MediaTek. The average user in the United States and Europe might have heard about Snapdragon but there’s little chance the same user knows about MediaTek. The reason lies in the fact that most of the smartphones with its chips are sold in China and other developing markets.
MediaTek is a fabless chip maker based in Taiwan with a quarterly revenue of around a billion dollars. While it is likely to soon beat Qualcomm in terms of shipments volumes, it still has six times less than Qualcomm’s revenue.
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Awesome, new chipset competitor! Keen to see what this underdog has to offer once the RnD is underway ;)
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 5:42 AM 9
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MediaTek has been doing an okay job on the Chinese tablet and smartphone front, but this is their chance to break away. Much depends on the GPU though, based on benchmarks I'd say they are licencing the Mali T624, which is about or a little better than the Adreno 320. The MediaTek Octa will be real big.LITTLE too with proper core migration and ability to use all 8 or any A15-A7 combination. End of the year looks very exciting!
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 5:49 AM 3
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They still may include the 6-core T628, but for price reasons the T624 seems more realistic. At 4 cores it's only 33% off the T628, and that is expected to beat the Adreno 330. These are very powerful mobile GPUs, more than enough for top gaming until 2015.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 6:09 AM 1
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I don´t agree with that... 8 A7 cores will have a really pitiful single thread performance. So the chip will only be good for scoring high on benchmarks, but it will be awful in day to day usage. I really hope some of the people doing benchmarking will start measing both: 1) Multithreaded performance 2) Single thread performance. Think that there are LOADS of apps not (well) optimized to run on multiple cores. And don´t get me started with the really PITIFUL GPUs Mediatek has been using till now...
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 1:01 PM 0
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new? They are not new lol
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 8:14 AM 0
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You dont really have to be the biggest to be successful. Qualcomm is doing just fine. Mediatek is doing so well because all the China phones and also counterfeit products run Mediatek processors.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 5:47 AM 1
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Mediatek offers a low cost that qualcomm cant. If qualcomm lower the price they will put a good fight.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 8:02 AM 0
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Mediatek knows how to squeeze the power out of a chip, they are hitting 15ks with a7 quad cores I bet they could do 22-25k with their quad core a9s next year. They do need to work on getting better gpus.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 3:25 PM 0
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Rockchip already produces a Quadcore 1.6ghz chip at 28nm that scores on par with last years Exynos Quad. All Winner has an A7 Quad with a PowerVR Gpu that easily trounces in any of last years GPU offerings outside of the Adreno 320. They arent as good as today's SoC selection; but they are as good as those of 6 months ago, and for a fraction of the price.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 7:27 PM 0
I hate Mediatek for its GPS weakness. There are other infamous CPU manufacturers who produce cheap CPU like mediatek (ex: All Winner). Please don't use Mediatek, its GPS is crap & not functional. One of many reasons that makes mediatek CPUs are cheap is the absence of some sensors like compass.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 11:21 PM 0
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