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The Helio X30 chip is exposed: Mediatek's ten cores wait for four Qualcomm chipsets

New information on the net gives us a first glimpse of Taiwan's Mediatek's first 16 NMN chip, which will offer 10 processing cores and a state-of-the- 820 of the big competitor

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A few days ago we heard more details about the next advanced chip And now it seems that we have the opportunity to meet the great competitor who is preparing for him on the other side of the road, at .

The Taiwanese chip developer is having a very good time, with a dwindling number of direct competitors that has allowed it to take over almost completely the discounted instrument market in the Far East, and begin planning the push to the heart of the international mainstream market. To support the further buildup, the company decided to rebrand for their chips to make it even more convenient for the end consumer - and thus was born the name Helio, whose first product underneath (Helio X10) can already be seen on medium-high market devices today.

Now, several months after we received information about the Helio X20, which pretends to be The first ten cores in the smartphone world, a new report long ago introduced us to its successors - the Helio X30, which will try to utilize a recent 16 nm manufacturing process and ten processing cores to deliver performance that bypasses those of the Snapdragon 820's , And perhaps will pave the way for Into the category of flagship gadgets.

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First and very informal introduction to the Helio X30. The picture says Helio X22, so this is apparently another new model whose details we do not know yet

As mentioned in the previous section, the Helio X30 will be Mediatek's first chip based on the new TSMC production process at 16 nm, based on 3D FinFET transistors - similar to the technology on which Snapdragon 820 chips will be based, only if they are manufactured .

The Helio X30 will contain 10 processing cores that will be divided into no less than four different clusters - a pair of Cortex A53 cores at 1GHz frequency only for the most basic tasks of the device, another pair of Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz that will join them in slightly more challenging AXN cores, a pair of cores 53GHz for tasks requiring more significant multicore cores, and for new and powerful 2 Cortex A4 dessert at frequencies up to 72GHz, which will come into action for the most challenging applications. On paper such a division sounds quite logical, but it is hard to know how such a set of synergistic measures will work in reality, and whether this whole story will have a real beneficial effect on cost-effectiveness - or just an opportunity to declare 'we have more cores than competitors'.

The Helio X20 has been officially announced as containing 10 processing cores as well, but with a different distribution that will, on the face,
The Helio X20 has been officially announced as containing 10 processing cores as well, but in a different division that will, on its face, Lower levels

A significant improvement should be achieved within the graphics core, where the Helio X30 will offer the latest Mali-T880 core from (Model MP4 or MP6 with four or six processing clusters, respectively) operating at a maximum frequency of 800MHz. We have yet to see But it is already possible to assume with certainty that this will be a significant improvement from the very medium-power PowerVR G6200 core found in the current Helio X10, preventing it from being a competitor, 810, or even for the 808.

Additional features of the Helio X30 are the dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller, maximum 4GB and up to 1,600MHz speed, support for built-in eMMC 5.1 memory (no information whether the more advanced UFS standards we have seen in Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, and an advanced digital signal processing unit that supports sensors up to 40 megapixels, and video capture at up to 120 frames per second. This is a suite of capabilities that may provide significant competition for the best of , Although in the same breath it should be noted that the Helio X30 will only appear on smart devices sometime during the first half of the year 2016, while the Snapdragon 820 will probably precede it in a while and will compete in the beginning against the Helio X20, Cores but with And less advanced capabilities.

All we know about the Helio X30 in the meantime is very unofficial, but it would be very interesting to see how Mediatek's multicore tactics behave against the opposite tactics of Qualcomm, which is in the direction of reducing the number of cores but improving their efficiency and performance
All we know about the Helio X30 in the meantime is very unofficial, but it would be very interesting to see how Mediatek's multi-core tactics will behave against the opposite tactics of , Which is in the direction of reducing the number of cores but improving their efficiency and performance

It is worth noting that all of the above information does not come from official pipelines. Practically, Mediatek has not even confirmed the very existence of This season's name is Helio X30 and so it is worth treating the data with some skepticism - but we certainly hope that something like this is brewing in the company's labs, and know how to offer a real alternative to the products of . We will continue to follow and update you, as always.

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