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.
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.
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.
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.
MediaTek's Helio P25 Processor Takes Aim At Dual-Camera Phones
MediaTek today announced the Helio P25, a mobile processor for smartphones that boosts imaging and video capabilities. The P25 relies on a 16nm FinFET process and includes eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz.
MediaTek's Helio P23 Chip Targets U.S. Mid-Range Phones
MediaTek today announced two new processors for mid-range handsets and one of them takes aim square at U.S.-bound smartphones. The Helio P23 system-on-a-chip is centered around eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz that are enhanced by Mali G71 MP2 GPUs.