Mediatek working on Cortex A72 16nm chipset


mediatek A72

Sources in China claim that Mediatek are working on a 16nm chipset for launch in early 2016.

Yes, we know that 2015 has only just started, but the tech industry is a fast paced on and to stay on top manufacturers need to be constantly thinking about what’s coming next.

For Mediatek that could very well mean the release of a Cortex A72 based 16nm chipset. Benefits of such a chipset are detailed in the images, and include up to 3.5 times the performance of a 20nm chip, with 75% less power consumption compared to a 28nm Cortex A15 chipset. There could even be larger energy savings, as much as 60% when the new 16nm chipset uses big.LITTLE smart switching from large and small cores.

mediatek A72

Cortex-A72 chipsets are expected to be the fastest processors over produced for the smartphone and tablet market, and when used with the latest Mali T880GPU we can look forward to some serious gaming performance too.

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18 Comments

  1. realjjj
    February 6, 2015

    lol “sources in China”
    ARM announced the new core targeted at 16nm , mentioning over 10 partners already and disclosing 3 of them; Mediatek, Rockchip and HiSilicon So why exactly does anyone need some “rumor” when it was already clear and the so called leak doesn’t actually offer anything new.

    • cpaixao
      February 6, 2015

      read the post again. and again. and again. then you gonna see what you miss.

    • OHD2
      February 6, 2015

      Cause its mediatek! This site is all about mediatek. Even mediatek just fart they will post it. This site is just same as my friend a narrow-minded qualcomm fanatics.

      • MaxPower
        February 7, 2015

        Most of the authors here have a Qualcomm device.
        Mediatek seems to be more active than the others lately. They also won few rewards last year.
        IMHO that’s all about.
        From the other hand we haven’t heard anything new about Qualcomm, only rumors about overheating issue on their 810.
        And I’m not being a fanboy, I’m actually writing from a Qualcomm equipped device

        • OHD2
          February 7, 2015

          Not just qualcomm but other soc that china phone/tablet are using like allwinner, rockchip etc..
          Btw qualcomm leaked their upcoming soc 820,815,620,625 etc..
          And im using mediatek powered device.

          • MaxPower
            February 7, 2015

            Like i said ‘seems’ which doesn’t mean is.
            Maybe mediatek simply likes a spotlight on its activities for ad purpose.
            Rockchip and Allwinner have their focus on tablets rather than phones.

            • OHD2
              February 7, 2015

              Maybe mediatek paid good to this site 🙂 and this site it not just about phone but tablet too.
              Ok not so important news..
              Allwinner A64 a 64-bit chipset with 4K support at $5 price tag.

            • MaxPower
              February 7, 2015

              Now it looks like All winner gave money to you 🙂

            • OHD2
              February 7, 2015

              Sorry.. but i am not receiving any money from any chipset maker. I just like reading about phones/tablets 🙂

      • balcobomber25
        February 7, 2015

        You do realize most of the phones that are featured on here and are heavily hyped run processors from Qualcom, Samsung or Huawei?

        • Ambothaim
          February 7, 2015

          Like MT6595? 50k antutu? Wow so powerful soc. Octacore wow. lol

  2. Anagh Ceon
    February 6, 2015

    Typo *ever produced

  3. Lazar Prodanovic
    February 6, 2015

    Most interesting part is increase of instruction cache along with new interconnect it should work very well as it’s not how beast is really strong but how good you can feed it.
    Their are no strict published performance metrics data published at the time being. My estimation is around 6.5 DMIPS/MHz, me by even more. Comparation vise the Intel’s i5 2500K have 6.223 DMIPS/MHz.
    What dose this mean? Well top smart phones at the 3rd Q of 2016 will be as fast as today’s top Brodwell based Ultra processors (per core performance) in ultra book’s & will consume 3.8-6.4 less power by being made on less perfect manufacturing process. This will really be a nail in Intel’s coffin. But othet mayor manufacturers will also be struck down by this! All those that have bean working on they costume designs & didn’t had a time to commercialize them & they are now out dated will lose a lot of money. Among others: Nv, Apple & Qualcomm. This is actually Samsung’s best chance to rise again. All who use reference designs will greatly benefit from it, like: MTK, Samsung, HiSylicon, RockChip, Allwiner & other’s. I just hope MTK will realize how important GPU is in the mean time. Next block & a huge one to add in SoC will most definitely be a FPGA.

    • rene
      February 6, 2015

      grow up, do you think the other ones are standing still, intel and qualcom are working or have already 12 and 14 nm chips , so who is behind

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        February 6, 2015

        Next time at least reed the past before replaying! Intel core M is already on Intel’s second generation of 3 gate (fin fet) 14 nm lithography & that is in many aspects better than STMCs 16 nm or Samsung’s 14 nm first gen. A72 will delivery same performance on it with 4.5x less power power consumed than M on less advanced 16nm FinFET.

        Intel don’t have anything to put on it & Qualcomm is fabless.

        Hate stupid fun boy’s.

        http://www.synopsys.com/Company/Publications/SynopsysInsight/Pages/Art2-finfet-challenges-ip-IssQ3-12.aspx

    • desponent
      February 6, 2015

      Where did that estimation come from?

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        February 7, 2015

        From ARM preliminary projections combined with Synopsis FinFAT data. You have a link for Synopsis down. Still those are only my projections! As some things are also dependable from revision implementation hire you go & wiki data:
        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ARM_microarchitectures
        I didn’t exaggerate! 🙂

    • February 7, 2015

      You are right Lazar, a FPGA is what the SoC need to be the next killer chip. Also, please MTK and friends, put a better GPU in your SoC.
      Samsung have a great momentum, now that they have 14nm tech a full year before TSMC, if they ship the A72 this year, they will sweeping the floor with intel and qualcomm.