I read with a great deal of interest MediaTek’s quiet launch of its latest MT6592 8 core processor. According to MediaTek’s General Manager in China, MediaTek will be taking the MT6592 Oct core processor into production in Q4 this year.
The MediaTek MT6592 is an impressive processor. When operating at 1.7 GHz, this processor was able to score a respectable 29600 points on the AnTuTu benchmark. Even though this is not as high as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 or NVidia’s Tegra 4 processor, both of which scored around 33000, the cost of MediaTek MT6592 makes it an attractive alternative to its rivals.
According to MediaTek, the MT6592 is positioned as a mid range processor and targeted at handsets priced between 2500 -3000 RMB (approx. USD $400-$480). This chip is based on a 28 nm process and sports an Octa core Cortex-A7 CPU running at 2 GHz and a quad core Mali GPU.
- MediaTek to launch 8-core MT6592 chipset by the end of July (vr-zone.com)
- MediaTek announces first true octa-core processor (phonearena.com)