MT8192 and MT8195 chipsets to power next-gen Chromebooks

MediaTek has unveiled the MT8192 and MT8195 chipsets for the next generation of Chromebooks. The 7nm MT8192 is for mainstream devices and the 6nm MT8195 is for premium devices. They can be used to design powerful, sleek and lightweight Chromebooks that deliver longer battery life and computing experiences from video conferencing and streaming video to cloud gaming and AI-powered applications, says MediaTek.

Jerry Yu, corporate senior vice president at MediaTek, commented: “The MT8192 and MT8195 give brands more features to design powerful Chromebooks with innovative form factors that can flip, fold or detach, are slim and lightweight, and have great battery life.”

The MT8192 and MT8195 chipsets each integrate a high performance artificial intelligence (AI) processing unit (APU) to power a wide range of voice and vision-based applications. MediaTek’s APU technology is designed to seamlessly process voice ID recognition and voice control, speech and image recognition, speech to text, live translation, object recognition, background removal, noise reduction, image and video segmentation and gesture control, all in real-time. Both chipsets also have a dedicated audio digital signal processor (DSP) to enable low power voice wakeup (VoW) for voice assistants.

The chipsets’ high dynamic range (HDR) image signal processor and hardware depth engine enable designers to create Chromebooks with a variety of camera configurations. This gives device makers the option to integrate super-large 80MP four-cell cameras, single 32Mpixel cameras or dual camera setups up to 16Mpixels + 16Mpixels to bring Chromebooks sharp and crisp HDR for video conferencing.

MediaTek’s MT8195, built on the 6nm TSMC process, integrates an octa-core CPU with four Arm Cortex-A78 cores for compute intensive applications and four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores to simultaneously handle background tasks and maximise battery life. The MT8195 also integrates MediaTek’s APU 3.0, providing up to 4TOPS performance. The powerful five-core Arm-Mali G57 GPU manages visuals, while a quad-channel 2133MHz LPDDR4X ensures there is plenty of memory bandwidth for the powerful cores. The MT8195 also supports up to three simultaneous displays for more screen real estate whether the user is working, gaming or just browsing the internet.

Support for Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound audio and a Codec AV1 hardware video accelerator allows users to enjoy cinema-quality experiences for streaming movies and TV shows. Additionally, AV1 hardware decoding uses less data while still offering stunning graphics and smooth video experiences, says MediaTek.

MediaTek’s MT8192 integrates an octa-core CPU with four Arm Cortex-A76 cores and four Arm Cortex-A55 balance power and efficiency. MediaTek’s APU 2.0 provides the MT8192 with up to 2.4TOPs performance. The chipset also packs a powerful five-core Arm Mali-G57 GPU to deliver visuals, plus 2133MHz LPDDR4x and UFS 2.1 storage. The MT8192 supports wide quad high definition (WQHD) displays with standard 60Hz refresh-rates, or FullHD+ displays with up to 120Hz refresh rates for fast responsiveness. Additionally, the chipset can support two full HD displays simultaneously.

Both chipsets also integrate 4K HDR video decoding to provide video quality while maximising battery life. Both the MT8192 and MT8195 also support PCI-Express Gen 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Chromebooks powered by the MT8192 will be available from Q2 2021. The MT8195 will power premium Chromebooks, smart displays, tablets and other smart devices, which will be available at a later date.

(Note: The Chromebook shown here is the recently released Acer Chromebook Spin 513-CP513-1H.) 

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