Octa-Core Cortex A7 Officially Released By MediaTek
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
MediaTek officially released the world’s first Octa-Core Cortex A7 application processor, the MT6592, . It can easily reach speeds up to 2GHz, however 2GHz devices are not likely to be seen in devices pretty soon. This is because the core limit for it to work in a stable environment is set at 1.5GHz and 1.7GHz. It features a Quad-Core Mali-450MP4 GPU, but although this is a relatively weak graphics processor, MediaTek insists its chip can handle H.264 content.
Although MediaTek is trying to talk up performance, this is a mid-range part with an emphasis on price/performance and efficiency. The Cortex A7 is ARM’s most efficient core, so it has potential. A 28nm A7 Octa-Core should end up smaller than a Quad-Core A9, yet it might outperform it in certain apps that require a multi-core SoCs usage.
The company stated we should expect the Octa-Core Cortex A7 to be available in devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean by the end of 2013 and Android 4.4 Kit-Kat based devices which are expected in early 2014.