Surprise surprise! The budget chipset maker has a product that has enough oomph to attract the attention of Qualcomm and Samsung Exynos’ engineers. The recently announced octa-core processor from MediaTek, the MT6592 has showed up on the AnTuTu benchmark and has actually snatched the crown from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 for being the fastest mobile processor.
Clocked at 2GHz, the MT6592 managed to score 32,606 points on the benchmarking index. For comparison’s sake, the Galaxy Note III with the Snapdragon 800 clocks close to around 31,000 points, while the other devices with the same CPU have even lower score. At 1.7GHz, the MediaTek chipset again scored an impressive 29,415 points. Seems like MediaTek’s claims about the chipset being faster than the Snapdragon 800 were true afterall. With the Snapdragon 805 still a few months away, the company might get to enjoy the top spot for a while.
However, it isn’t known if the test device had a 720p display unit or a 1080p one. If it was the former, the MT6592 gets an undue advantage, since the Snapdragon 800 devices we talked about all sport a 1080p display. Nonetheless, it is still impressive coming from a company who wasn’t even considered a competition an year ago. There’s no info on the power consumption figures for now, but it seems MediaTek is finally ready to come out of its cocoon and take on the top players.