Details of Mediatek’s first 64-BIT processors confirm ARM Cortex A53 architecture, and 4G lte support.
More details of Mediatek’s new 64-BIT processors, which are positioned to take on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, confirm a few of the specifications. The new details show that Mediatek will be using ARM’s Cortex A53 architecture on the new chipsets which should increase performance while maintaining energy efficiency. In addition the processors, MT6732 quad-core and MT6752 octacore will each feature support for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, FDD-lte and TD-LTE.
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Mediatek will release both processors this year and we can expect to see the first 64-BIT Chinese smartphones around the end of 2014.[ Source ]
Why are we going backwards? Octacore CPU’s have started to become the norm. Why not make 64 bit octacore CPU’s with LTE.
“MT6732 quad-core and MT6752 octacore”
Some people actually buy phones based on price or battery life, that’s why the two.
whoops, I’m using a note 2 and even though in landscape mode the text for the graph provided are still small. I took a second look and noticed the last one on the bottom does say octacore lol. I thought the octacores have a slight improvement on battery life over the quad cores anyway. 😉
No they don’t. The newer CPU cores have embedded big.LITTLE scaling and being octacore the cores are gimped. So far we’ve only had octacore A7, which is absolutely destroyed by a quadcore, hell, a dual-core A15. Not to mention that very few applications actually utilize more than 2 cores, while most use 1, nevermind 8.
The reason mediatek is pushing octacore is because it’s a marketing term.
yea there should be a list of apps that actually support quadcore, 8-core utilization and you will probably find almost none and definatelly non on your phone that you are using at the moment
as far as price point anybody that interested can always wait an extra month to save up and buy the octacore version of whatever phone they’re interested in. Its not like life support, they can wait a bit & save up if need be. .
For everybody that’s saying 8-core processors have no business being in the mobile smartphone world, read this article.