MediaTek puts octa-core chip against quad cores, shows its extra oomph in Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5
posted by Victor H. / Nov 26, 2013, 2:36 AM
MediaTek is the rising Chinese star amongst chip manufacturers and just last week it officially unveiled its octa-core MT6592 chip. To further convince you in all the benefits of eight cores it has partnered with Gameloft for its upcoming Modern Combat 5, and it’s showing some awesome effects made possible because of the multiple cores.
The video demo is right below and you can see the additional textures, reflections, particles rendition, flares and all other visual candy that spices up the first-person shooter. MediaTek claims it has the first “true” octa-core chip that makes all of that possible.
Now, MediaTek compares the MT6592 with a generic “quad-core” processor, but it seems obvious that it is gunning at Qualcomm, the largest chip maker that currently relies on the quad-core Snapdragon 800 and its upcoming Snapdragon 805 high-end chip is also quad-core.
Still, even though MediaTek claims all these graphical advances are possible because of the eight cores, it’s more reasonable to speak about graphical chips rather than processors when gaming is concerned. We have seen other devices score admirable framerates at even most demanding games (and Apple’s dual-core A7 is a brilliant example), so we wouldn’t want to dumb down the debate and just assume eight is better because it’s more. Truth is that very few apps and games are optimized to take full advantage of even quad-core chips, and for octa-core the number will be even lower.
There are some exceptions, though, and Modern Combat 5 seems to be one of them. Take a look at how this translates in real-life gaming right below.
source: GSM Arena
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Pretty impressive for a chipset that will be found in low cost devices. I think this would make a great chipset for a budget-friendly tablet.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 3:05 AM 2
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The graphics rely more on the GPU so the "octa-core" ad is kinda pointless. What they should've done is tried multiple tabs in one browser. All those cores clocking up at 2Ghz each will surely handle that kind of load. Or, they could've done a tablet mock-up of four or more windowed apps. Let's say a 2560 x 1600 res screen playing a 1080p video (via browser) on one window, an HD game on one window, epic citadel running on one window, anything on fourth window.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 5:56 AM 2
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Why did mediatek compare its 8-cores processor with 4-cores processor? It's unfair. The mediatek can do the comparison again if only the qualcomm has built the octa cores too :)
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 3:32 AM 0
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?? thats the point, they are comparing to quadcore because other like qualcomm say that octacores have no advantage over quadcores (that are even worse)
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 3:52 AM 2
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The advantage is just maximizing the gpu, not the performance :) No doubt if quadcore snapdragon still better than that the octacore mtk. So the octacore mediatek is useless, not the cpu was good, but the gpu
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 7:25 AM 0
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This video is stupid, basically all the graphics are handled by the GPU, not the CPU.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 4:06 AM 2
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The tegra 3 had water droplet effects (on rip-tide) as one of their show casings in 2012. So er, Media Tek, I would say welcome to 2012. And although my gaming and cpu and programming tech is limited- a friend said to me most intensive gaming works off linear programming and hence runs off 1 core or 2 at most. So a higher CPU rating is better that just adding cores (that seems to be the direction of Nividia and Qualcomm) for gaming purposes. But I stand corrected.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 12:43 PM 0
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