Powerful Deca-core CPU Enters High-end Phone Chip Battle


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Mediatek unveiled its Helio X30 deca-core chipset for today’s high-end smartphones. Mass production of this chip has started and smartphones powered by this chip are planned to be available in Q2 2017.

Helio X30’s 10nm process fabrication is claimed to increase performance by up to 22% and saves power by up to 40% versus 16nm generation products.

“We’re asking our smartphones to do more than ever. MediaTek designs smart chipsets that deliver exactly what the device and user need, on demand and when they need it,” said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-COO of MediaTek. “MediaTek’s Helio X30 fuses together state-of-the-art processing architecture, fabrication and connectivity to provide an unparalleled mobile experience. This powerhouse chipset is another example of our vision to bring premium mobile experiences to life.”


For improved performance, the chip features a Tri-Cluster architecture with two ARM Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.5 GHz, four ARM Cortex-A53 at 2.2 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A35 at 1.9 GHz.

In terms of network performance, the chip leverages a LTE WorldMode Cat.10 modem, with support for three downlink Carrier Aggregation (3CA) and two uplink Carrier Aggregation (2CA) for high volume content streaming.

The chip comes with a tailored GPU, PowerVR Series7XT Plus, clocked at 800MHz from Imagination. It promises power savings up to 60 percent while increasing performance by up to 2.4 times compared to its previous platform.

The SoC also features support for dual cameras with 2x optical zoom in a super slim form factor. It has two 14-bit image signal processors (ISP) with support for dual 16MP cameras with fast auto exposure and real-time depth of field effects. The ISP also combines a new Vision Processing Unit (VPU) for dedicated image processing.

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The device brings the firm’s CorePilot 4.0 technology with intelligent task scheduling system, thermal management and UX monitoring. The tech helps in efficient battery usage and helps direct optimal power where and when its needed across multiple processing cores.

Furthermore, access to MediaTek’s deep learning SDK featuring support for Caffe and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks, opens up the latest in machine intelligence to developers.

For more details on the MediaTek Helio X30, please visit: https://www.mediatek.com/products/smartphones/mediatek-helio-x30

Click here to view the full Press release.



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