MediaTek rolls out Kompanio 1380 processor for Chromebooks
MediaTek has introduced Kompanio 1380 processor, which is made for lightweight Chromebooks (devices running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system), the company said in a statement.
The company claimed that the new chip will offer high performance and consume less power and is meant for premium devices such as the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513. The launch follows the announcement of the Kompanio 1300T platform for tablets and Chromebooks last year.
“Chromebook users are increasingly looking for their devices to strike a perfect balance of performance, weight and power efficiency,” said John Solomon, VP of Chrome OS at Google, adding, “The Kompanio 1380 is an integral part of delivering a great experience for users whether they’re working from home, enjoying media on the go, or anything in between.”
Kompanio 1380 features an octa-core CPU with four high-performance Arm Cortex-A78 cores with speeds up to 3GHz for improved responsiveness, MediaTek said in a statement.
For gamers, its five-core Arm Mali-G57 GPU supports fast and vivid visuals, while the quad-channel 2133MHz LPDDR4X ensures there is plenty of data bandwidth. The chip is ready for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connectivity, enabling the fastest wireless data transfers, it added.
“Kompanio 1380 continues our legacy as the No. 1 chipmaker for Arm-based Chromebooks, elevating premium Chromebook experiences with next-level performance and extra-long battery life,” said PC Tseng, general manager of Intelligent Multimedia Business Unit at MediaTek.
“This chip stands out with its outstanding processing performance, best-in-class multimedia and AI features, and smooth cloud gaming capabilities, all integrated into an ultra-efficient 6nm chip.”