MediaTek to release 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for smartphones by next quarter
posted by Alan F. / Apr 29, 2014, 1:19 AM
As usual, MediaTek will target low to mid-end devices with its silicon, and will be facing a ton of competition with the usual suspects such as Qualcomm, Marvell, Broadcom, NVIDIA and Intel. The low to mid-range area is where the action is in China. By the second half of this year, both segments of the market will see 64-bit and octa-core technology as being mainstream.
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Maybe still Cortex-A7 lol.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:39 AM 1
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Cortex-A53, buddy. Cortex-A7 is still 32-bit, not 64-bit.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:51 AM 2
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Another problem with them is their strategy to block sw updates, by denying latest builds... All phones using Mediatek has never and will never be updated to KK... (Unless Google steps in, by making dirty cheap nexus and forcing them to share code)
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 2:35 AM 1
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pfft, okay... I forgive them even if it's Cortex A7 (I'm actually using a MediaTek device). What I find most frustrating is that they are hella slow at providing updates. Forgive me if I'm wrong but here in India no local manufacturer has provided or even promised any time frame to release KitKat update. They are blaming this on MediaTek, citing that they are yet to release kernel or drivers. Whatever may be the reason, I'm not buying MediaTek :/
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 5:00 AM 0
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This octocore chip is big. Little, or all eight cores can be used........????
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 3:17 AM 0
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This would kill the essence of Nexus, please don't let the silly rumors hold any water to this soc joke. Had a MT tablet device, for less then 48 hours, only that long because I was sick and couldn't get it back the store sooner.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 5:30 AM 0
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