Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek recently unveiled a line of Helio processors which it says are aimed at high-performance devices including phones, tablets, and other devices. One of the first chips will be the Helio X10, which is an 8-core, ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
But 8 cores are old hat at this point. Now it looks like MediaTek may also be working on a 10-core chip.
According to a Chinese analyst who attended an event with MediaTek recently, the new processor is said to be called the Helio X20 and the chip maker claims it can score higher than 70,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark,
It’s usually a good idea to take benchmark scores with a grain of salt, since they don’t always reflect real-world performance… but at this point just about all we know about the Helio X20 is its name, core-count, and claimed AnTuTu score, so I figured it was worth mentioning.
MediaTek reportedly plans to begin producing the X20 chip by the end of 2015.
Update: Word on the street is that the Helio X20 could feature 2 ARM Cortex-A57 processors cores and 8 ARM Cortex-A53 cores packed together in a 4×4 big.LITTLE arrangement.
Update 2: Or maybe it’ll have 2 ARM Cortex-A72 cores and 8 Cortex-A53 cores.