MediaTek recently made the existence of its Kompanio 1380 SoC official. The chipset, which first made an unannounced appearance last year in a Google Chromebook, is said to have been designed for high-end Chromebooks, with the chipmaker sharing more details about it.
Specs-wise, the Kompanio 1380 is based on TSMC’s 6nm process, and comes with an octa-core CPU, comprising four ARM Cortex-A78 cores running at 3GHz, and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 2GHz. For graphical burdens, the chipset is also equipped with an ARM Mali-G57 MC5 GPU. Further, the chipset will support quad-channel 2133Mhz LPDDR4x memory, and includes MediaTek’s APU 3.0. Designed to aid with AI camera and AI voice applications.
In regards to the display output it can support, the Kompanio 1380 is able to support up to two 4K60Hz displays simultaneously, or one 4K60Hz and two 4K30Hz displays at the same time. On that note, the chipset will also support lower display resolutions, including Full HD+ (2520 x 1080) and 2.5K (2560 x 1600). Connectivity-wise, the chipset will support Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, along with the older Bluetooth 5.0.
At the time of writing, MediaTek did not say which high-end Chromebooks models will be powered by the Kompanio 1380 but the chipset is expected to go up against other ARM-based offerings, such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c.
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