MediaTek Kompanio 838 and Pentonic 800 chipsets announced

Ahead of its COMPUTEX 2024 MediaTek has introduced Kompanio 838 SoC for premium Chromebooks, and the Pentonic 800 SoC for 4K premium smart TVs and displays.

MediaTek Kompanio 838 specifications and features
  • 2X Arm Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz + 6X Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
  • Highly efficient 6nm process
  • DDR4 and LPDDR4X
  • Dedicated AI processor MediaTek NPU 650
  • MediaTek Imagiq 7 series ISP for HDR imaging, dual camera support, low-light capture
  • Hardware accelerated AV1 video decoding, 4K content streaming, while also
  • Supports up to two 4K displays simultaneously
  • MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi 6 and 6E technology, dual-band and tri-band connectivity with speeds up to 1.9Gbps, 2×2 antenna, enhanced security with WPA3 support.

MediaTek Pentonic 800 specifications and features
  • Arm Cortex-A73 Quad core CPU @ up to 1.8GHz, Arm Mali-G57 MC1 GPU
  • Ideal for a variety of 4K displays, including smart TVs, smart monitors, commercial displays, and embedded large displays
  • Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail, HDR10/HLG, AHDR by Technicolor, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive and HDR10+ Gaming, HDR Vivid
  • Dolby DAP with Atmos, Dolby Atmos FlexConnect, DTS: Virtual X
  • MediaTek’s AI processor offers 50% faster AI processing performance and reduces up to 60% bandwidth usage compared to predecessor
  • The powerful NPU supports a variety of MediaTek AI-powered display technologies, including AI-Super Resolution 3.0, AI-Contrast 2.0, AI-Picture Quality Scene Recognition 2.0+, and AI-Picture Quality Object Recognition 2.5+
  • Supports variable refresh rate (VRR) up to 4K2K 165Hz
  • Supports popular key codecs such as HEVC, AV1, AVS3 High Profile, and VVC (H.266) for high quality 4K video playback
  • Supports MEMC, TCON, and high-resolution audio
  • Supports HDMI 2.1a FRL 48Gbps, DP 1.4a, VB1 and eDP panel interface, USB 3.2 Gen-1 (5Gbps), USB 2.0
  • USB 3.2 Gen-1 (5Gbps), eMMC 5.1
  • OEMs have the flexibility to add MediaTek’s Filogic Wi-Fi 6, 6E or 7 connectivity solutions to provide reliable high-speed connectivity with low latency

MediaTek said that it will showcase new products and technology demonstrations, featuring highlights in AI, Smart TVs, Chromebooks, IoT and more at the Computex event in addition to a keynote by Vice Chairman and CEO Dr. Rick Tsai about how MediaTek can enable ubiquitous AI.

During Computex, MediaTek will be exhibiting at a private booth, demonstrating how the company is bringing intelligence everywhere from Chromebooks to IoT devices, smartphones, smart TVs, routers, tablets, vehicles, and beyond.

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