First MT6795 phone makes an appearance on GFXBench database, and it runs Lollipop!

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Many, including a few from the GizChina staff, have regarded MediaTek as the chipset fabricator to watch out for this year. The Taiwan based major has already thrown a couple of surprises at us — the MT6732 and MT6752 64-bit SoCs. Late-ish last year, we also saw the MT6595 which powered the beautifully awesome Meizu MX4 (read review), and that one too turned out to be more than just a handful.

The next SoC from MediaTek that we’re all waiting to see is the MT6795. We naturally have our expectations high after seeing what the ‘entry-level’ MT6732 and the ‘mid-range’ MT6752 could do. According to a listing on the GFXBench database, we might just not have to wait too much. A device, complete with an MT6795 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and 2K screen, might just have passed the GFXBench test.

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The device has a code-name ‘k6795v1_64’, and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core CPU from the MT6795. Besides the aforementioned hardware, the phone is also listed running Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is a first for MediaTek; if the phone runs Lollipop out of the box, that is.

Although a 2K screen (4.6-inches according to GFXBench) gets a mention on the listing, we aren’t completely convinced about that bit because GFXBench is known to mess around with these numbers sometimes. Take a look at the screenshot below for more information.


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  1. Kingu Prima
    February 14, 2015

    Could it be meizu mx5 ?

    • February 14, 2015

      Too soon for that I’d say

    • Guaire
      February 14, 2015

      Probably Mediatek’s own test device, similar to Snapdragon 810 MDP phone.

  2. Manu
    February 14, 2015

    2k display on 4.6″ O.O wat

    • February 14, 2015

      Certainly not. GFXBench does things like that :p

  3. Jason45
    February 14, 2015

    No a57 cores, it can’t compete with snapdragon 810. Only a higher clocked CPU and a different GPU compared to mt6752

    • Vegator
      February 14, 2015

      The MT6795, like the MT6595 has a dual-channel memory interface, which should give much more performance headroom at higher resolutions (e.g. FullHD and higher) than the 32-bit memory interface of the MT6752, which is not a premium segment chip. Especially for GPU performance.

      I suspect MediaTek will come out with an improved high-end SoC (probably with Mali-T760) in Q2 2015 that should fix the problems that the MT6795 appears to have.

  4. wat
    February 14, 2015

    Only 1.9GHz is weird, but that is high on A53 too so I don’t know what to think!

  5. realjjj
    February 14, 2015

    Unlikely to be a device as it shows up as a dev board and he first time it showed up in the wild was in early Dec here
    Perf numbers are not relevant since they are clearly working on the software.

  6. Vegator
    February 14, 2015

    There has been a Geekbench entry for the same development board (k6795v1_64) since the beginning of December 2014 (search for MT6795) — the scores are very disappointing. This suggest there have been some design bugs inside the MT6795, which corroborates with reports from DigiTimes, who mentioned problems with the DRAM controller.

    The GPU benchmarks on the GFXBench site are mixed bag. While the GPU (PowerVR G6200) should be the same as the MT6595 (Meizu MX4), T-Rex offscreen performance is clearly lower. Although the OpenGL 3.1 (Manhattan) score is higher, other low-level metrics are lower suggesting the device may run at lower clocks or have CPU or DRAM speed problems. The “Driver Overhead” score is very sensitive to CPU performance and is very low, which exactly matches the very low CPU performance of the early Geekbench results.

    Overall, these benchmarks seem for the same early development board with an early revision of the MT6795 that is not ready for prime time due to bugs inside the chip.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      February 14, 2015

      It could also be android’s fault, lollipop is still new and right now only alpha versions are in mediatek’s devices. We’ll see what will happen, this year mediatek has done good things, I bet this chip will deliver nicely when it will be on the market

    • realjjj
      February 14, 2015

      It’s early software that’s all , Digitimes was talking SD810 and MT6595 not MT6795.

      • Vegator
        February 14, 2015

        In the article I mentioned, Digitimes ( talked about Snapdragon 810 but clearly also mentions bad problems with the MT6795 (even details).

        With an early chip, low-level CPU benchmarks should normally roughly be in the right ballpark. Software optimization can make a difference, but no amount of software optimization can fix the deficit that is showing in those Geekbench benchmark, while a new hardware revision of the chip that fixes certain problems *can* make a huge difference.

  7. Guest
    February 15, 2015

    Qualcomm and Mediatek, hah the nostalgia, it feels like 5-6 years ago between Intel and Amd, more fast cores! More cores! Power consumption! Multi tasking! Can’t wait to see how this will develop.

  8. Fear92
    February 15, 2015

    Qualcomm and Mediatek, hah the nostalgia, it feels like 5-6 years ago between Intel and Amd, more fast cores! More cores! Power consumption! Multi tasking! Can’t wait to see how this will develop

    • lol
      February 15, 2015

      but AMD already lose the CPU war. we need to w8 another year to see newer cpu from AMD to fight with intel if AMD can still exist next year

      • Fear92
        February 16, 2015

        I wouldn’t say it has already lost the Cpu war, it has mobile gaming going for it, but that’s another share of market, even if I have a 4690K I’d prefer it to stay in business, it’s like it’s not even fun if there’s no competition with only one desktop Cpu producer, but Amd still has some hope in the 300 gpu series, so let’s wait and see what will happen

        • Ishti
          February 17, 2015

          GPU and CPU divisions are completely different, and separate from each other. AMD GPUs are actually better paired with Intel CPUs.

    February 16, 2015

    Fake… MT6795 i runing Cortex 4xA57 +4xA53, the screen shows only A53, sometings wrong. However, who put 2K on 4.6″ screen? HD is sufficient.

  10. vincent
    February 16, 2015

    back camera not supported ? im not sure of that 😀