We all know MediaTek as makers of low-cost processors which are often found in budget smartphones. The company image will be getting a make-over soon as they release the upcoming 8 core Mediatek MT6592 processor. This chip is reportedly going to be ready by to be tested by various manufacturers by the end of this month. By the end of this year it is expected to be used in various devices.
One particular manufacturer that might be coming up with a device using this chip is Sony. The company has already used a Mediatek chip before with their Sony Xperia C model so it’s possible they will be using it again. It is the Xiaocai Edge however that is expected to be the one of the firsts model to be released in the market using this chip which is expected to arrive at the end of this year.
What makes the MT6592 octa-core system-on-chip impressive is that its AnTuTu benchmark score appears to have beaten the Snapdragon 800. The MT6592 uses eight Cortex A7 chips each capable of running at 2 GHz however for the test they were only pushed up to 1.7 GHz. Some sources say that Mediatek made some enhancements to the chip to improve its power efficiency thus beating the Snapdragon 800 in terms of processing speed and energy efficiency during the test.
The AnTuTu benchmark score of the MT6592 is 29,600 which beat that of the Snapdragon 800. While we don’t know if other hardware components contributed to this high score it is still a pretty impressive result.
- 8 Cortex A7 cores
- clock speed of up to 2GHz
- 28 nanometer technology
- Power VR SGX544MP GPU
As impressive as this chip may be it might not be coming to the U.S. market. Reports indicate that this chip will be used in the Chinese market to create low cost yet high performance smartphones and tablets.