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Mediatek planning an octa-core chip for this year

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Mediatek planning an octa-core chip for this year
Mediatek is the chip maker behind a flood of quad-core smartphones from China that are both affordable and powerful enough to make the big smartphone makers worried. Its new chip, an octa-core one, has now been revealed to be coming this year and it will probably power smartphones by year-end.

Mediatek has been aggressively renewing its chip portfolio and after its first quad-core chip, the MT6589, the company quickly followed up with more variety adding products like the more powerful MT6589T.

Now, the leaked Mediatek roadmap below unveils the MT6592, the first octa-core chip by Mediatek. Just as its predecessors, the MT6592 will be based on Cortex A7 and run at speeds of up to 2GHz.

Basically, the MT6592 and the MT6588 will be the new high-end offers, the MT6589 becomes the new mid-end and the MT6582 and MT6572 will be the company's low-end chips.

It is not the only new chip in the roadmap, though. The company plans on refreshing its quad-core products and even affordable new dual-core chips are coming soon. Take a look at it all, the hardware that will power the new affordable smartphones, right below.

Mediatek planning an octa-core chip for this year

source: GizChina

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posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:00 1

1. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Rogue GPU? It's too great to be true if that is the flagship GPU, not cheap (or so-called energy efficient) GPU

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:30

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Maybe a single core variant

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:34

6. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I think you're right. GPUs of Imagination always occupy for a very large die size with 3-4 cores, so due to production cost factor it would be one core only.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 08:16

7. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

If this Chipset will use PowerVR Rogue Series It will be totally good but we still dont know if it is Power Efficient And I think it is only 1 core coz if they will use 2 or more it will be in mid to high range phones.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:06

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Affordable! That's cool!

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:12

3. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

6592 is beast

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:18

4. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

This is really exciting ;)

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 10:50

8. taikucing (unregistered)

I have two phones with mediatek CPUs (MT6575 & MT6577T). Mediatek CPUs suck because the GPS can't get fix position, even after waiting for hours. Everything else is fine. Please mediatek, fix your GPS problem and add compass too. I rely on GPS so much.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 17:26

9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I just hope MediaTek help Samsung to get all eight cores working on their exynos 5, and they become buddies. Dreaming of a "True Octa Core smartphone, with powerful chips.

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