A popular name that pops out when it comes to the budget range chipset, is MediaTek. Multinational chipset manufacturer MediaTek is most famous for budget-range chipsets for smartphones. Currently, in the smartphone industry, MediaTek is the only name, that gives head-to-head competition to Qualcomm’s chipsets- whether its flagship, mid-range, or budget range.
MediaTek unveiled new chipsets in the market- the Petonic 1000 (the newest flagship TV chipset with premium features support) and the kompanio 520 and 528 Chipsets (for entry-level Chromebooks that will offer a faster and more reliable computing experience).
A month ago, Company unveiled the latest Dimensity 1080 5G processor for midrange smartphones. The chipset based on 6nm architecture offers advanced Imagiq camera technologies, powerful MiraVision 4K HDR video processing, and whole much more.
Most folks may even don’t know apart from MediaTek’s smartphone chipsets, MediaTek is one of the biggest manufacturers of TV chipsets. MediaTek introduced its latest flagship Pentonic 1000 chipset in the market. The chipset is specially designed for 4K TVs and offers a 120Hz refresh rate with HDR content, Multicores CPU, dual cores GPU, VVC decoding, up to 144Hz for gaming, and Dolby Vision IQ with a detailed viewing experience.
Pentonic 1000 Key Specifications
- Display: 3840 x 2160 (4K) @ 120Hz / 144Hz VRR
- Video: VVC (H.266), HEVC (H.265), AV1, AVS3
- Audio: Dolby Atmos (2.6), DTS Master HD, DTS Virtual X
- Connectivity: 4x HDMI 2.1 with ALLM, USB 3.2 Gen -1 x 2, WiFi 6/6E
- HDR standards: HDR 10+ support, Dolby Vision IQ,
- CPU: 4x Cortex-A73; Max frequency- 2GHz
- GPU: Arm Mali-G57 MC2
- Memory: 64-bit LPDDR4/4X
MediaTek’s latest Pentonic 1000 chip specially designed for 4K TVs offers a premium range of features. The Pentonic 1000 Chipset features include support for 4K resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate.
” We designed the MediaTek Pentonic 1000 specifically to accommodate today’s smart TV trends, including 4K streaming, cloud gaming, video conferencing, and watch parties,” said Alex Chen GM of the TV business unit at MediaTek.
MediaTek Pentonic 1000 chipset has a dedicated AI processing unit. The chipset offers a multicore CPU, dual-core GPU, and Video decoding engines. The Chipset has the support of up to 144Hz refresh rate and Auto low latency mode to enhance the gaming experiences.
Other features include Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10+, 4K HDR content, 4K streaming, MEMC, and AI enhancements.
Talking about availability, MediaTek Pentonic 1000 Chipset integrated with TVs will be available starting from the next year 2023. The next year 2023, we get to see lots of TVs powered with MediaTek Pentonic 1000 chipset from popular TV brands like Samsung, HCL, LG, Sony, and others.
MediaTek Kompanio Chipsets
Key features of the Kompanio 520 and 528 Chipsets
- Display: 2560 x 1200 at 60Hz
- 1920 x 1080 at 60fps video encoding
- GPU: Arm Mali G52 MC2 2EE
- Hi-Fi 5DSP
- LPDDR4X Memory with a max frequency of 3733MHz
- eMMC 5.1 storage
Along with MediaTek Pentonic 1000 chipset, the company also introduced the latest Kompanio 520 and 528 chipset for the entry-level Chromebooks that will offer a better computing experience.
“Enhanced power efficiency, speedy performance, and reliable connectivity are at the core of a great user experience, and that’s exactly what MediaTek’s new chipsets deliver,” said Adam king VP and GM Client Computing Business unit at MediaTek.
The kompanio 520 and 528 chipsets have Octa-core CPUs with two Cortex-A76 CPUs, offering notably smoother and more responsive performance. The chipset allows device manufacturers to build Chromebooks with large 32MP cameras for highly detailed image capturing.
Both chipsets have dual-core AI processing units to deliver accelerated AI enhancements to applications, along with AI camera features. For fast, stable, and reliable connectivity, the chipsets have WiFi 6 support.
According to the MediaTek official report, Chromebooks powered by the Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 chipsets will be available in the market by the first quarter of 2023.
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