Expanding its gaming chipsets series, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has announced the Helio G70 and Helio G80 System-on-Chips (SoCs). The newest G-Series chipsets offer HyperEngine game technology, integrated Voice Wakeup (VoW), and multi-camera support and connectivity for ‘uninterrupted gameplay’. The company says that these mobile platforms bring high-end gaming features at mid-tier price points, and smartphones with these chips will hit the Indian market this month.
‘The smartphone gaming market is expanding, and MediaTek’s G series chipsets deliver powerful performance and gameplay features that let device makers innovate and cater to consumer gaming demands. Thanks to the combination of hardware and software, the G series chips deliver optimised performance, image quality, game-play, and uninterrupted connectivity for gaming,’ Dr Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless business unit, said in a statement.
The chipsets are built through the 12nm fabrication process, and each of them incorporates a pair of Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs, operating at up to 2GHz clock speed, and six Cortex-A55 CPUs clocked at up to 1.8GHz. For gaming, the SoCs are equipped with the Arm Mali-G52 GPU, which operates at 820 MHz on the Helio G70 chipset and has a 15 per cent enhancement of up to 950 MHz on the Helio G80.
As already mentioned, both chipsets have MediaTek HyperEngine Game technology for intelligent networking and resource management.
Intelligent Speed Uplift: When the Wi-Fi signal is weak, this technology is claimed to intelligently trigger Wi-Fi and LTE concurrency within just 13 milliseconds for smooth and lag-free connection during gaming. It also enables the option to defer calls while gaming without a drop in the connection.
Resource Management Engine: This technology ensures intelligent and dynamic management of the CPU, GPU, and memory.
The chipsets also include hardware accelerators, like the dedicated depth engine, Camera Control Unit (CCU), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology that enhances video panning and ultra-fast recording (up to 240fps). Additionally, these SoCs are equipped with inertial navigation engines to deliver accurate positioning.