MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters. MediaTek designed the Helio X20 for high-end smartphones. The chip features two ARM Cortex A72 cores at 2.5 GHz, four Cortex A53 cores at 2.0 GHz, and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.4 GHz. MediaTek claims its CorePilot 3.0 scheduling algorithm sends tasks to the proper bank of cores to balance performance needs with power efficiency. For example, the Cortex A72s will be tasked with extreme performance calculations, while the middle bank of Cortex A53s will handle medium loads, and the low bank of Cortex A53s will handle light activities. MediaTek says the Helio X20 is more power efficient and doesn't run as hot as comparable dual-cluster designs. The Helio X20 is paired with ARM's Mali T880 GPU and a cellular baseband for integrated LTE 4G. The Helio X20 will be sampling by the third quarter and MediaTek expects to see it in flagship designs by the end of the year.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Xiaomi Announces the Surge S1, Its First Mobile Processor
Xiaomi today showed off the Surge S1, a mobile processor that it developed in-house. Only a handful of companies make their own processors, including Apple, Huawei, and Samsung.
Helio X30 Is MediaTek's Premium Mobile Processor
MediaTek today announced the Helio X30 system-on-chip, its most advanced mobile processor for smartphones. The chip relies on a 10nm process, which gives it 2.4 times more processing power and 60% more efficiency when compared to MediaTek's 16nm process.
MediaTek Debuts P20 Helio Processor and Wearable Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio P20 system-on-a-chip for phones and the MT2511 for wearables. The Helio P20 targets sub-flagship devices.