Feb 11 2014, 12:45pm CST | by Ahmed Humayun
Pretty sure we all have heard of the world's first true octa-core processor consisting of eight Cortex-A7 cores which had the capacity to work simultaneously. Well, this was the innovative creation of none other than the Taiwan based manufacturer MediaTek. The chipset manufacturer had been working on some big plans over the past two months and this has something to do with the ARM’s announcement of the Cortex-A17 technology. And now MediaTek is ready with its production of some new octa-core chips which are going to feature four 2.2-2.5GHz A17 cores and four 1.7GHz A7s. This is not the end of it, the new chips will also come with the Rogue PowerVR Series6 GPU which is going to help with all the graphical needs.
The performance of the cores has been enhanced by 60 percent as compared to the current-gen A9s and their best quality is that they have the ability to make faster all sorts of smartphones and tablets. But MediaTek has designed the MT6595 chips keeping in mind that they will only be featured on the premium devices and are meant to stand against the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and 805. Moreover, this is another first by MediaTek; the chips are the octa-core LTE system-on-chip with an H.265 Ultra HD Codec built-in to the platform. This is also going to offer 4K2K video recording and playback capabilities.
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