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MediaTek's Pentonic 2000 chipset is here to help deliver the 8K 120Hz TVs of the future

MediaTek unveils the Pentonic 2000. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek unveils the Pentonic 2000. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has unveiled a new flagship SoC for the next generation of premium big-screen devices. The Pentonic 2000 can support resolutions of up to 8K and refresh rates of 120Hz. It can also allow OEMs to pack specs such as AV1 support, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos into their upcoming top-end TVs.

MediaTek has announced that the Pentonic series of chipsets specifically for modern-day TVs has a new flagship. The 2000 is now touted as having the "fastest" CPU and GPU on this market, thanks to its being the first smart-screen SoC to be based on TSMC's 7 nanometer (nm) process. It is mostly aimed at 8K/120Hz support, although the OEM also suggests it could also find a place in next-gen PC or console hardware for up to 144Hz gaming.

Accordingly, its manufacturer asserts that the Pentonic 2000 is capable of handling all the state of the-art features an upcoming flagship TV would need, thanks to its new APU, which supports the OEM's 8K AI-Super Resolution technology. The 2000 is also rated for multi-picture modes (such as PiP) thanks to MediaTek Intelligent View.

A device based on the 2000 could also add MEMC for 8K to its spec list, as well as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Finally, it may be able to handle any codec required, as it is the first SoC of its kind to support content in  Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266. Otherwise, AV1 is also an option. 

The MediaTek Pentonic 2000 should be here in the form of upcoming top-end smart screens to launch in 2022.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-20 (Update: 2021-11-20)