More details of the Mediatek true 8-core processor have been announced including details of claimed speeds and the GPU it will run.
Mediatek’s 8-core MT6592 processor is a very exciting piece of equipment! Not only will the chipset be the world first true 8 core processor (i.e. each core will will be able to run simultaneously) but it will also usher in a new breed of low-cost Chinese phones which will be able to rival the likes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC!
New details published today claim that the MT6592 could be clocked at speeds of up to 2Ghz with early test units already scoring well over 30,000 points in Antutu. In addition to the high speeds Mediatek are also reportedly going to use a SGX544MP GPU.
The Power VR SGX544MP GPU is and updated version of the older single core GPU, MP standing for multiprocessor. So how many processors with the SGX544MP GPU have? Well according to official documentation it can be equipped with between 2-16 cores currently with 8 to 64 cores coming in the future!
The first lot of 8-core MT6592 chipsets will be shipped out to companies by the end of this month, with the first phones expected around November time!