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Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Hardware News |

Mediatek MT6599 SoC eightfold announces Cortex-A7

Mediatek MT6599 SoC eightfold announces Cortex-A7

While the market for desktop PCs have a trade war between Intel and AMD, which offer microprocessors with an increasing number of cores, so we have microprocessors as the AMD FX-8000 Series, which have 8 cores (although this is true only for the processing of integers, as only have 4 floating point units Flex-FP), and soon expect Intel microprocessors with up to 12 cores (in CPUs in server market can easily find products that exceed the number of CPU cores for desktops).

In the ecosystem, since the introduction of quad-core soc late last year, the stiff competition among manufacturers enables ARM SoCs soon break a new record, and the owner of this new record will Mediatek, which announced its first SoC eightfold core: MT6599.

The MT6599 SoC consists of a total of eight cores based on ARM architecture Cortex-A7 , part of the coveted big.LITTLE architecture . It is noteworthy that cortex-a7 has a yield per cycle quite similar to Cortex-A9, so we are talking about a SoC performance that could rival with current quad-core SoC based on Cortex-A15, but that might prove more economical to produce.

Mediatek MT6588 also prepares a SoC, which will own quad-core Cortex-A7. Both have new graphics SoC PowerVR SGX544 Imagination Technologies, operating frequencies close to GHz and are manufactured with the 28nm manufacturing process. It is estimated that the MT6588 SoC would half the cost of the Snapdragon S4 SoC dual core Krait architecture-based (price still unknown eightfold core model).

Mediatek SoC says both will be available during the first three months of next year and are aimed at the market of smartphones, although it is possible that some manufacturers are encouraged to use it on any Tablet.

Link: Mediatek to launch 8-core SoC MT6599 with LTE in Q1 2013 (ITProPortal)

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