MediaTek's new MT6595 octa-core processor scores as high as 47,000 on AnTuTu, has support for advanced features
posted by Chris P. / Jul 16, 2014, 1:51 AM
We still don't know exactly when manufacturers will start churning out devices with this impressive-sounding piece of hardware, though it's probably safe to say that we're still several months away from that. In any case, if MediaTek manages to price this competitively (compared with Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips), one could argue that MediaTek will be back in business with local brands that have lately resorted to Qualcomm in order to deliver true flagship experience. That's because the MT6595, apart from being the first MediaTek chip to run in a big.LITTLE formation (like Samsung's Exynos: two clusters of four cores -- four bigger (Cortex-A17) and four smaller (Cortex-A7) -- take turns handling load), the new silicon also supports FDD and TDD LTE bands, along with display resolutions up to 1600 x 2560, cameras with over 20 megapixels, 4K UHD video recording, and even slow-mo's. Finally, the MT6595 can be clocked to reach as much as 2.2GHz, and that most powerful version is the one that scored that 47,000 on AnTuTu. None too shabby, that one.
Either way, and despite our respect for what Qualcomm has been consistently achieving, we do feel like the industry could use more competition in terms of the silicon powering our flagship devices. It might just be that MediaTek is finally up for the challenge.
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Tat sounds promising..
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 1:55 AM 1
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No...it's not promising...it's very misleading...that high score is achieved with 8 cpu cores running simultaneously...in real world that won't be the case...you'd barely find 4 active cpu cores under load conditions. SOC manufacturers need to stop cheating people and make high performing 2 core solutions with cores like cyclone and denver...that'd ensure best performance for users...not 8 core solutions. read this articel for details on MT6595 http://www.tomshardware.com/ne
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 9:32 AM 0
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not really android under load ( chrome and other process in the background ) constantly switched between 3 to 2 cores because chrome and browsers in general are highly multithreaded because they have to load different elements oaf the webpage all at once.I think increasing per core performance will result in a faster device for most situations .
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 11:52 AM 0
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Fisrt of all what wrong or incorrect I have said? "because chrome and browsers in general are highly multithreaded because they have to load different elements oaf the webpage all at once." Yes, I very well known that. "I think increasing per core performance will result in a faster device for most situations." Slow single core will not be able to process many tasks at the same time. Tasks will stand in to the "line" and it will generate lag so it is not good! One of the solutions is to increase frequency. After increasing frequency tasks will be performed faster and "line" will be shorter or maybe even there will be no line at all which means there will be less lag or maybe even no lag. But there is one big problem, single core running at very high frequency generates a lot of heat and eats a lot of power and that's mean that such solution is not good! That's why in these days CPUs has more than one core.
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 2:16 PM 0
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You are absolutely right but there is a point of diminishing return . apart from chrome how many apps can use 3 or more cores? now for apps that use 2-3 cores increasing per core performance but improving the architecture will be more beneficial than slapping on low power cores .
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 2:16 PM 0
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Snapdragon 400>>Mediatek octa core
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 1:57 AM 2
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Mediatek octa core>Snapdragon 615/800
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 2:19 AM 8
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Mediatek octa core????????Snapdragon 400/615/800 We need to wait and see real world performance, battery efficiency and thermals before jumping to conclusions (same for the K1, A8 and Samsung's new Exynos)
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 5:25 AM 0
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Currently the only thing in which they are laggin behind is the power management! SD chips are more power efficient which puts them one step ahead.
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 2:20 AM 1
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What's the point in sacrificing power over battery.? I would take speed then saving battery.
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 5:52 AM 0
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Impressive. Just like AMD and Intel need each other, Quallcomm needs a good company to keep them on their toes. One would expect Nvidia, but MT is looking like they're ready to compete at the top level, and not just with low-to-mid-range devices.
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 4:41 AM 0
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Which version of Antutu is used though? X, which gives a accurate test. V5 which has inflated scores. Or earlier V4 that was easily duped. I suspect V5, on X my stock N5 hits 35k, on V5 I hit 40k plus, so yeah. Salt grain provided.
posted on Jul 16, 2014, 7:13 AM 0
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