MediaTek unveils two new chipsets for Chromebooks

MediaTek is announcing a couple of new Chromebook chipsets today. The SoCs are called the MT8192 and MT8195, and they're built on 7nm and 6nm processes, respectively. Obviously, the latter is more premium and more efficient, but both of these are aimed at making powerful and light Chrome OS portable PCs.

The MT8192 has an octa-core CPU that has four big Cortex-A76 cores and four little Cortex-A55 cores. It has MediaTek's APU 2.0 for 2.4 TOPS AI performance, and it comes with a Mali-G57 GPU with support for 2133MHz LPDDR4x memory and UFS 2.1 storage. It supports FHD+ displays at up to 120Hz, and 4K HDR video decoding.

The MT8195 is also an octa-core SoC, but the four big cores are Cortex-A78. It has APU 3.0 with 4 TOPS, along with the same Mali-G57 GPU and 2133MHz LPDDR4x memory support. This chipset also supports having three displays connected, and both new chipsets support PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1.

"Chromebooks are seeing an unprecedented surge in popularity as more people work remotely and take online classes. MediaTek already powers some of the most popular Chromebooks on the market, and will continue to improve and drive user experiences forward with our new chipsets," said Jerry Yu, Corporate Senior Vice President at MediaTek. "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."

Chromebooks with the MT8192 are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2021, while devices with the 6nm MT8195 will arrive at a later date.

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