MediaTek launches MT6592 True Octa-Core chip, offers speeds up to 2GHz

MediaTek True Octa-Core

MediaTek has finally launched the MT6592, the company’s first True Octa-Core solution for smartphones and tablets. The chip was revealed back in July, now the company has detailed the complete specifications of the chip. MediaTek claims that this is  world’s first true octa-core mobile platform that can utilize full capabilities of all eight cores in any combination, both for low-power and more demanding tasks. It also allows for all eight of its cores to run simultaneously. It uses Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) in CPU and each core can be clocked up to 2GHz.

Highlights of MediaTek MT6592 True Octa-Core chip

  • ARM Cortex-A7 processor in an octa-core configuration that can clock up to 2 GHz per core
  • Based on 28nm HPM high-performance process
  • Mali 450-MP4 GPU
  • Advanced MediaTek scheduling algorithm  monitors temperature and power consumption for optimum performance
  • Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) distributes the workload to different kinds of processors and other specialized computing engines to optimize performance
  • Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback
  • Support for latest codecs – H.265 and VP9
  • Supports up to 16-megapixel camera
  • Support for Full HD 1080p displays
  • MediaTek ClearMotion technology for automatic frame-rate conversion of standard 24/30fps video to high-quality 60fps video
  • Advanced multi-mode cellular modem
  • Dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing, Bluetooth, GPS and an FM tuner

Intex recently announced their partnership with MediaTek to launch the the first smartphone with this Octa-Core chip in India. Gameloft has also announced that the upcoming Modern Combat game would be optimized for this Octa-Core chip, offering extended performance and graphics.

The MediaTek MT6592 True Octa-Core chip is expected to be available on devices running Android Jelly Bean by the end of 2013 and would be available on devices running Android 4.4 Kit-Kat in early 2014.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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