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MediaTek Kompanio 1380: 8 cores for high-end Chromebooks

Kompanio 1380 8 cores chipset
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Semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek recently unveiled its Kompanio 1380, an SoC dedicated to Chromebooks.

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Not just any Chromebooks, since this SoC will equip high-end devices.

Acer first in the race

The MediaTek Kompanio 1380 SoC has no less than eight cores, including four “high performance” and four more energy-efficient cores. The processor will be able to reach a power output of 3.0 GHz for the main cores (the others going up to 2.0 GHz) and will offer support for LPDDR4X RAM (at 2133 MHz).

Chromebook Spin 513 -
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On the GPU side, MediaTek’s SoC packs a five-core Mali-G57 GPU with it, which can support two 4K displays clocked at 60Hz, three 4K displays at 30Hz, or a single 1440p display at 120Hz. Chromebook to take advantage of the Kompanio 1380 will be none other than the new Acer Spin 513, which starts at $599. This therefore suggests that the SoC is primarily dedicated to high-end Chromebooks, the price being part of the high bracket for such a machine under Chrome OS.


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“Kompanio 1380 continues MediaTek’s heritage as the No. 1 chipmaker for Arm-based Chromebooks, enhancing premium Chromebook experience with next-level performance and extra-long battery life,” C Tseng, general manager of MediaTek’s Intelligent Multimedia Business Unit, said of the new chipset. This chip stands out for its exceptional processing performance, best-in-class multimedia and AI features, and seamless cloud gaming capabilities, all packed into a small 6nm package.”

The MediaTek Kompanio 1380 will compete with Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon 7c, which is present in the earlier Chromebook Spin 513. We’re excited to get our hands on a Chromebook with the new MediaTek processor and put it to the test. However, it may be a few months away, since the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with the Kompanio 1380 will be available in April, with further devices to follow.

Source: Neowin

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