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MediaTek's 8K-ready S900 chip is ready to hit smart TVs worldwide

MediaTek's S900 SoC should make its way to upcoming 8K TVs soon
MediaTek's S900 SoC should make its way to upcoming 8K TVs soon (image via MediaTek)
The S900 is MediaTek's newest SoC that is custom-designed for smart TVs. It is powered by ARM's Cortex A-73 cores, and is compatible with the HDMI 2.1A standard, allowing it to deliver 8K videos at 60 fps and 4K content at 120 fps. The chip also uses machine learning to improve picture quality in real-time.
Anil Satyanarayana,

MediaTek chips are quite commonplace among smart TVs. A company estimate speculates that about two billion smart TVs are running MediaTek hardware. We can expect to see a lot more MediaTek-powered TVs in the future as the company's 8K-ready S900 chip has hit the market.

The MediaTek S900 chip was unveiled last year in July alongside the MT6570. It has an unspecified number of ARM Cortex A-73 cores and a Mali G-52 GPU. It supports 8K video decoding and HDR10+ displays, along with HDMI 2.1A, which offers a maximum bandwidth of 48GB/s, allowing it to deliver 4K 120 fps and 8K 60 fps content. The chip also comes with MediaTek's proprietary AI PQ (AI Picture Quality) that leverages machine learning to improve image quality.

Although MediaTek hasn't named any OEMs yet, we should see the S900 quite often in the coming months. 8K TVs are still few and far between, primarily due to their sky-high prices and the general unavailability of 8K content.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-06-12 (Update: 2020-06-12)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2