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-Snapdragon 820 of the big competitor
A few days ago we heard more details about the next advanced chip Qualcomm 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 Mediatek.
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 chip 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 Qualcomm, And perhaps will pave the way for Mediatek Into the category of flagship gadgets.
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 סמסונג.
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'.
A significant improvement should be achieved within the graphics core, where the Helio X30 will offer the latest Mali-T880 core from ARM (Sub-model MP4 or MP6 with four or six processing clusters, respectively) that will operate at a maximum frequency of 800MHz. We have not yet had the opportunity to see the practical performance of this generation of cores, but even now it can be assumed with certainty that it will be a significant improvement from the very medium PowerVR G6200 core found in the contemporary Helio X10, preventing it from being an overall competitor equivalent toSnapdragon 810, or even for theSnapdragon 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 Qualcomm, Although in the same breath it is worth noting that the Helio X30 will appear on smart devices only somewhere during the first half of 2016, while theSnapdragon The 820 will probably be ahead of it for a while and will actually compete at the beginning of its journey against the Helio X20, which also has ten cores but with less advanced performance and capabilities.
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 chip 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 Qualcomm. We will continue to follow and update you, as always.
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