After announcing its flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC, MediaTek has unveiled its flagship TV chipset – Pentonic 2000. It is the world’s first commercial TV chip manufactured using TSMC’s N7 (7nm-class) process.
It supports 8K 120Hz displays, and can even support 144Hz for gaming PC hardware and the ninth generation of consoles. This is also the first chip with an integrated 8K 120Hz MEMC engine, according to the company.
This chip has the ability to upscale lower resolution (non-8K) content to the display’s native resolution, thanks to its new 8K AI-Super Resolution technology.
In fact, Pentonic 2000 is the first commercial chip to support Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266 content. Additionally, the chip supports AV1 for streaming services and all global TV broadcast standards, including the latest ATSC 3.0.
The chip also comes equipped with UFS 3.1 storage, AV1 for streaming services, and all global TV broadcast standards including the latest ATSC 3.0. Further, the chip supports the Wi-Fi 6E standard and 5G can be used by device makers to provide the fastest wireless internet connectivity for 8K streaming media.
The new MediaTek Pentonic 2000 will power next-generation flagship 8K TVs that are expected to launch in the global market in 2022.
Commenting on the new chip, Mike Chang, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Smart Home Business Group at MediaTek.
MediaTek has built its multimedia expertise over the past two decades and is now the No. 1 chipset provider for smart TVs. The introduction of the Pentonic brand continues our legacy as we focus on pushing the boundaries of innovation in the smart TV market. The new Pentonic 2000 chip is designed with all the flagship features consumers are looking for – from the latest display and audio technologies to superfast refresh rates, powerful AI capabilities, picture-in-picture streaming, and more.