MediaTek Incorporated today unveiled the MT6592, an octa-core mobile System on a Chip platform. The MediaTek MT6592 SoC combines an eight-core application processor with multimedia capabilities and mobile connectivity, balancing performance and power consumption.
The greater computational capabilities of the MediaTek MT6592 increase gaming performance, improve multi-tasking and enhance web browsing for high-end smartphones and tablets. The MT6592 builds on the architecture of existing MediaTek quad-core mobile platforms, and is expected to be available in devices running Android 'Jelly Bean' by the end of 2013. MT6592 enabled mobile devices running Android 'Kit-Kat' are expected in early 2014.
Building on the 28nm HPM high-performance process, the MT6592 has eight CPU cores, each capable of clock speeds up to 2GHz. The true octa-core architecture is fully scalable, and the MT6592 runs both low-power and more demanding tasks equally effectively by harnessing the capabilities of all eight cores in any combination. MediaTek’s scheduling algorithm also monitors temperature and power consumption to manage performance at all times.
The MT6592 features a multimedia subsystem with a quad-core graphics engine, an video playback system supporting Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback and support for new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9, a 16-megapixel camera and a Full HD display.
The MT6592 incorporates the MediaTek advanced multi-mode cellular modem and a full connectivity capability for dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and an FM tuner.
MediaTek's mobile SOCs, including the MT6592, use a Heterogeneous Computing (HC) architecture, distributing the workload to different kinds of processors and other specialized computing engines to optimize performance. These HC building blocks include the CPU, GPU, DSP, multiple connectivity engines, multiple multimedia engines, camera engines, display engines, navigation, and sensor cores.
"We are thrilled to offer the new MT6592 to our customers as part of our ongoing commitment to providing inclusive mobile technology," said Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek General Manager, Smartphone Business Unit. "The MT6592 delivers longer battery life, low-latency response times and the best possible mobile multimedia experience. Being the first to market with this advanced eight-core SOC is testament to the industry-leading position of MediaTek."
"MediaTek has taken a pioneering position with the MT6592 by being the first to use the power-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 processor in an octa-core configuration with the ARM Mali™ GPU," said Noel Hurley, ARM Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Processor Division. "We are delighted that our partnership with MediaTek continues to deliver new and innovative mobile consumer products, extending our low-power and high-performance leadership in mobile devices."