Monday , October 23 2017

Mediatek announces a new generation of processors with ten cores

Helios X20
Mediatek has announced a new generation of their Helios processor overnight, the Helios H20. The new generation of processor is the first to offer ten cores on chip – a deca-core processor, which they say will be available in late 2015.

The processor uses a new Tri-Cluster arrangement of the ARM big.LITTLE architecture, and also integrates Cat 6 LTE connectivity. The new processor is more power efficient than their previous Helios processor, offering power improvements in video encoding/decoding and higher-end camera processing up to 32MP.

The Tri-Cluster setup will reportedly allow for them to supply more consistent power to power hungry applications, while using the lower end clusters to hand off the audio and connectivity work.

MediaTek’s Tri-Cluster CPU architecture in the Helio X20 provides three processor clusters, each designed to more efficiently handle different types of workloads. The Tri-Cluster CPU consists of one cluster of two ARM Cortex-A72 cores (running at 2.5GHz for extreme performance) and two clusters of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores (one running at 2.0GHz for medium loads and one running at 1.4GHz for light activities).

Mediatek forsees availability of the processor in devices by December 2015.

Source: Mediatek, and HeliosX20.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

3 Comments on "Mediatek announces a new generation of processors with ten cores"

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Valued Guest

Anyone know what the nm for these are?

Valued Guest

so can we start calling these


Check Also

We gave Sphero Mini to an 8yo to review

Introduction from Scott I’d like to introduce my son, Adam. You may have seen him …