Earlier this month at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the company MediaTek MT8173 processor introduced for tablet computers, which became the world's first chipset with nuclei ARM Cortex-A72. Now the company has announced plans to release a processor architecture ARM Cortex-A72 in the fourth quarter of this year. It should be noted that the 8000 series processors MediaTek designed exclusively for tablet computers and smartphones core Cortex-A72 chips will be seen in a series of MT679x.
According to the Digitimes Research, in chips MT679x will present a combination of core Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A72. But as long as it remains unclear whether MediaTek use 20-nm process technology or a new 16-nm technology FinFET. It is expected that the new processors will replace the 32-bit MT6595, which is currently one of the most productive and successful solutions from MediaTek.
Digitimes also reports that MT679x processors may be the first joint product of MediaTek and AMD. Recall that these companies have recently announced a partnership in which they are developing new new graphics chips. Unfortunately, no details of this cooperation is still there. According to previous rumors, MediaTek plans to move this year to use the 20-nm process technology in the production of some of its products. In this case, we recall that Huawei is already using 16-nm process technology in its latest processor Kirin 930, and Samsung and applied at all 14-nm process in the Exynos 7420.
The use of 20-nm process technology may allow MediaTek processor manufacturers offer at a much lower cost than Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm with their decisions, made by technology FinFET. Since the chips from MediaTek is not able to give the same high level of performance and energy efficiency, as competitors, they can become popular among middle-class devices.