First MediaTek powered Chromebook demoed, runs on an MT8173 chip

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Only a couple of days back did we report about MediaTek’s desire to enter the Chromebook space, and a demo with the first MediaTek powered Chromebook is already online and doing the rounds.

Charbax of got his hands on one of these, as you’ll see from the 10-minute video attached here. Worth noting is also the fact that the MediaTek MT8173 is the world’s fastest ARM processor as of now, as claimed be MediaTek. The 64-bit MT8173 is a quad-core SoC which comes with two clusters of processing units; one, a dual-core Cortex A-53, and the other, dual-core Cortex-A72. MediaTek also note that the MT8173 returns a ‘six-fold increase in performance compared to the MT8125’.

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Take a look at the MT8173 running the Chrome OS:

Chromebooks have a love-hate relationship with the consumers. Buyers either swear by their handy Chromebooks, or they’re usually found complaining about how the Chromebook lacks functionality on online fora.

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that MediaTek redefined smartphone in the last few years. This step is a rather interesting one taken by the Taiwan fabricator, and one would assume the result would be a radical one.

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  1. realjjj
    June 4, 2015

    Hmm they list it at 2GHz only but the chip was supposed to reach 2.4GHz, hope they can do better than 2GHz.

  2. Rob
    June 4, 2015

    Put this chip in a phone would be great! What gpu is it using?

    • Filipp
      June 4, 2015

      PowerVR 6250
      it is very good compairing to the shame like what we have in 6752 etc.
      It is even better than two year old adreno330

      • June 4, 2015

        Got any links to benchmarks? Those specs suggest it is in line the 330 at lower frequencies and a little behind the 330 at higher frequencies. Not bad but I’d like to see Mediatek do better on the GPU sides of things, it always lets their SOC’s down.

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        June 5, 2015

        It’s far behind Adreno A330.
        It’s aa cluster design for mid range SoC’s.

        It’s even slower than A320 but keep in mind how all Adrenos have problems with texture surface transform.
        GX6250 is basically power optimized 6230.