Mediatek officially announce the Helio X20 , world’s first Tri-cluster CPU

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Mediatek officially announce their next generation Helio X20 processor. Here are the details.

A few weeks back we posted details and slides from a secret presentation held by Mediatek in China. The event spoke about their next-gen Helio X20 CPU, and while it wasn’t official back then, it is from today!

The Helio X20 processor is the worlds first mobile processor with Tri-cluster architecture and ten cores, or “deca-core”. Obviously part of the reason for the additional cores and new architecture is after performance, but the X20 also boasts unmatched power efficiency too.

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Mediatek say that the chipset, which boasts a dual core Cortex A72 running at 2.5Ghz in its third processing cluster, is up to 30% more efficient than previous chips. What this should mean is longer battery life and cooler running even when gaming or crunching 4K video.

Key specification features of the Helio X20 are 20nm manufacturing processor, 10 core/tri-cluster architecture, support for up to 32 mega-pixel main camera units, 4K and 2K video playback and recording, ARM MP4 700Mz GPU, World-model LTE modem and support for display of up to 2560 x 1600!

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In addition to this Mediatek have also added CorePilot 3.0 to the processor for task management, support for dual main cameras which uses a built-in 3D deputy engine for fast imaging, and a multi-scale de-noise engine for better low-light camera performance.

It’s a rather impressive processor and one that is set to once again boost the profile of Chinese Android smartphones.

[ Mediatek ]
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