MediaTek today unveiled the MediaTek Helio P60 system-on-chip (SoC), the first SoC platform featuring a multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU) and MediaTek's NeuroPilot AI technology.
Its Arm Cortex A73 and A53 processor mix delivers up to a 70 percent CPU performance boost over the Helio P23 and Helio P30, in addition to a 70 percent GPU performance enhancement.
The MediaTek Helio P60 features four Arm Cortex-A73 2.0 GHz processors and four Arm Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz processors in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration. The SoC is fabricated on the TSMC 12nm production process and is MediaTek's most power efficient Helio P series SoC yet. Compared to the previous generation Helio P series, Helio P23, the MediaTek Helio P60 is up to 12 percent more efficient overall and up to 25 percent more power efficient in highly demanding games. Managed by MediaTek's CorePilot 4.0 technology, with thermal management, user experience monitoring and Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS), the chipset optimizes processor performance and power conservation for a sustainable user experience even across the most compute-intensive tasks.
MediaTek Helio P60 brings MeidaTek's NeuroPilot AI technology to the heart of your smartphone. Its AI-compute architecture works across CPU, GPU and Mobile APU within the SoC to maximize performance and energy efficiency. With double the power efficiency of a GPU solution, MediaTek Helio P60's multi-core APU provides power efficiency and a performance of 280GMAC/s.
The MediaTek's NeuroPilot SDK in P60 is compatible with Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), and also supports common AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe, and Caffe2. As a partner of the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), MediaTek is working on bringing ONNX support to the chipset in Q2 2018.
Compared to the previous Helio P series, MediaTek Helio P60's three image signal processors (ISPs) increase power efficiency by using 18 percent less power for dual-camera set-ups.
MediaTek Helio P60 also packs a 4G LTE WorldMode modem, dual 4G VoLTE and TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology.
Smartphones powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset will be available globally starting in early Q2 2018.
- CPU: Octa-core with four ARM Cortex-A73 up 2.0 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2.0GHz
- GPU: Arm Mali-G72 MP3 at 800MHz
- Memory: Up to 8GB, dual-channel LPDDR4x @ 1800 MHz
- Storage: eMMC 5.1 / UFS 2.1
- Camera: Up to 16+20MP or 32MP
- Display: Up to Full HD+ 20:9
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and FM radio
- Cellular: Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL); Dual 4G VoLTE; TAS 2.0; Global IMS
- Multi-GNSS: GPS/GLONASS/Beidou or GPS/GLONASS/Galileo co-receive
- MediaTek CorePilot 4.0: Energy Aware Scheduling, thermal management and UX monitoring
- Fabrication: TSMC 12nm