MediaTek's octa-core MT6795 shows up in benchmarks, breathes down Snapdragon 810's neck

MediaTek's octa-core MT6795 chip shows up in benchmarks, breathes down Snapdragon 810's neck
It looks like MediaTek has come up with a mobile application processor that can go head to head with the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Although it's prone to aggressive throttling, and it's fabricated on a 20nm process that's growing older, Qualcomm's 64-bit SoC is still a beast and a baseline for 2015 high-end mobile performance. So it's good news from MediaTek that its new MT6795 octa-core processor can comfortably spar with the big boys, as its GeekBench test result shows. The MT6795 scored 886 points in the single-core test, and 4536 points in the multi-score test. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 810, as we got to know from LG G Flex 2 benchmarks, hit a much better 1144 points in single-core performance, but loses with 4345 points in multi-core.

Now, the deal with these benchmarks is that they are wholly dependant on the devices they are being run on. Obviously, we can't make any final conclusions from them, as we don't know how the MT6795 was tested. We can see it was running inside an Android Lollipop device with 3GB of RAM, which means it had an edge or two against the 2GB RAM, 1080p-resolution LG G Flex 2, which housed the Snapdragon 810. However, the MT6795's score sounds promising in terms of raw performance. 

MediaTek's newest chip will enter mass production in late March, so we take it we can look forward to a second quarter full of hot-rodded Chinese smartphones!

via G For Games
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