Qualcomm trolls MediaTek’s octa-core tech with not-so-delicate video (up to date)
When MediaTek introduced that it will be producing true eight-core cellular processors later this yr, we knew it was solely a matter of time earlier than its fundamental rival Qualcomm chimed in. As illustrated by a set of guitar amplifiers, the San Diego gang explains that whereas they rebuild their CPU cores for every era (the newest architectures being Krait 300 and Krait four hundred), they declare that “Our Competitor” — which is labeled with the identical font and colours as MediaTek’s emblem — merely “chooses to duplicate the identical previous cores” based mostly on ARM’s slower Cortex-A7 structure. That stated, it is value a reminder that Qualcomm’s cheaper Snapdragon four hundred vary additionally makes use of Cortex-A7.
Afterward within the video, Qualcomm makes use of a Guitar Hero-like visualization to match the efficiency distinction, in addition to present how octa-core is overrated for many apps. Apparently solely 17 out of the highest 20 Android apps in China use two cores at most, therefore the naked fretboard for the octa-core aspect. The Snapdragon aspect, in the meantime, combs by way of a denser bunch of apps at a better velocity. In fact, there’s sure to be some bias right here, so solely time will inform how near actuality this argument is. Till then, benefit from the cheeky clip after the break.
Replace: After reaching out to MediaTek’s reps, the response we obtained was the corporate “has no remark concerning the actions of its rivals.” However hopefully it is also cooking up a retaliation.
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