MediaTek unveils new 10-core processor

Manny Pham
March 17, 2016

MediaTek has stepped into the next level with their 10-core processor, the X25.

Qualcomm interestingly decided against adding more cores to the Snapdragon 820, instead opting to adopt four custom cores. MediaTek are the pioneers of octa-core processors and have kept up the tradition of more is better. The new X25 seems to simply be an upgrade of the X20: 2.5GHz instead of 2.3GHz for the Cortex-A72 performance cluster, and 850MHz instead of 780MHz for the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.

MediaTek claims the X25 will consume 30% less power than dual-cluster CPUs, while offering 15% more power than the competition. No brands were mentioned in the unveiling for the X25, but it will be a timed exclusive for the Meizu Pro 6.

The X20 is to go in direct competition with the Snapdragon 820, offering cool features such as SilkSwipe, which boosts touchscreen response.

For more on Meizu, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Meizu page.

Via Engadget.

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