MediaTek Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 octa-core Arm processors are designed for entry-level Chromebooks with all-day battery life and a display up to 2520 x 1080 resolutions.
As time passes “entry-level” gets a new meaning as the new SoCs are equipped with two Cortex-A76 cores @ up to 2.2 GHz, six Cortex-A55 cores @ 2.0 GHz, and an Arm Mali-G52 GPU. That’s almost Rockchip RK3588 territory although not quite…
MediaTek Kompanio 528 and 520 specifications:
- Octa-core CPU
- 2x Arm Cortex-A76 cores up to 2.2GHz (Kompanio 520 is limited to 2.0 GHz)
- 6x Arm Cortex-A55 cores up to 2GHz
- GPU – Arm Mali G52 MC2 2EE
- AI accelerator – Dual-core AI processing unit (APU)
- Memory – LPDDR4x up to 3733Mbps
- Storage – eMMC 5.1 flash with hardware command queue
- 2520 x 1080 @ 60Hz
- 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (Ext)
- Video Encoding – 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps H.264 or H.265/HEVC
- Video Decoding – 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps H.264, H.265/HEVC, VP9
- Camera – Up to 32MP
- Audio – Hi-Fi 5 DSP
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi via MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi 6 chip
- USB – 1x USB 3.0,1x USB 2.0 OTG
The only difference between the Kompanio 520 and 528 is the slightly higher Cortex-A76 cores’ frequency of 2.2 GHz for the latter against 2.0 GHz for the former. Compared to the earlier Kompanio 500 series, the new processors deliver up to 80% single-core CPU performance, and 15% multi-core performance, while the GPU is over 20% faster, and storage performance has doubled.
Thanks to TLS for the tip.
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