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.
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