MediaTek's Helio P70 coming soon with more advanced AI hardware, insiders claim

Peter, 17 October 2018

The Helio P60 was announced this February and proved to be a popular chipset (it’s already used in 15 phones), but MediaTek will reportedly introduce a sequel by the end of this month.

The Helio P70 will be very similar to the P60 – it will be built on the same 12nm process and will feature an octa-core processor (four A73 and four A53) plus a Mali-G72 GPU. Details like CPU clock speed or GPU core count are not known yet, but that’s not the key upgrade.

The P60 was billed as MediaTek’s AI-focused chipset with an “AI processing unit” (APU). The P70 will use a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which will offer higher performance.

It’s not clear if the name change indicates a change in architecture or just core count (the APU was a dual core unit). Either way, this is MediaTek’s answer to the Snapdragon 710.

MediaTek's Helio P70 coming soon with more advanced AI hardware, insiders claim

In related news, MediaTek will soon be starting mass producing ASIC (application-specific integrated circuits) on a 7nm process. These will reportedly be supplied to “the world’s two leading gaming console makers” (take your pick from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft).

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  • Anonymous

Mediatek Helio P70 will be a tough competition to Snapdragon's latest chipset!

  • Zero

According to the old leaks the Helio P70 was about to have the following specs: - ARM A73 @ 2.5 Ghz - ARM A53 @ 2.0 Ghz - MALI G72 MP4 @ 800 Mhz Considering that the GPU gets one more core and the CPU beats the Kirin 960 in CPU power, i...

  • Anonymous

It's : - big.LITTLE with A57/72/73 as big cores and A53/35 as LITTLE cores - or tri-cluster "Corepilot" on Mediatek kind or enhanced big.LITTLE with the same cores - or DynamIQ with A75/76 as Big cores and A55 as LITTLE cores A73+A55 seems...