MediaTek launches chips G70, G80 for gaming smartphones

(IANS) Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has unveiled its latest Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming smartphones.

The mid-range chips will power major smartphone brands, which will first hit the Indian market later this month.

“The smartphone gaming market is expanding, and MediaTek”s G series chipsets deliver powerful performance and game-play features that let device makers innovate and cater to consumer gaming demands,” Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek”s Wireless Business Unit, said in a statement.

“The G series chips have an impressive combination of hardware and software to optimise performance, provide superb image quality, smooth game-play and ensure uninterrupted connectivity for dedicated gamers,” added Lee.

Built on 12nm process, MediaTek”s Helio G70 and G80 incorporate a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 CPUs operating at up to 1.8GHz for improved single and multi-core performance.

For gaming, an efficient, high-performance Arm Mali-G52 class graphics processor operates at 820 MHz on the Helio G70 chipset and has a 15 percent enhancement of up to 950 MHz on the Helio G80, thus, improving peak performance and ensuring a highly responsive user experience.

Both the chips also include a multitude of hardware accelerators — dedicated depth engine, Camera Control Unit (CCU), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology that enhances video panning and ultra-fast recording (up to 240fps).

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