Just because a particular processor comes with its fair share of cores, that does not mean that more is necessarily better. After all, there are still many other considerations to think about, and when it comes to the MediaTek MT6592 which features not three, four, five, or even six, but eight (!) Cortex-A7 CPU cores, then one would definitely sit up and take notice. Making use of the 28nm manufacturing process, it is said to be able to run all eight cores at once.
With the MediaTek MT6592 prototypes already available, it is then no surprise to see it appear on an AnTuTu 4.0 benchmark which will offer us a better idea on how the chipset performs in comparison to other chipsets that are already in the market. When paired alongside a Mali-450 GPU, 1GB RAM and a 720p HD display, it seems that the MediaTek MT6592 did not impress much. The Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung leads the pack, with the MediaTek MT6592 dwelling near the bottom, not even surpassing the HTC One. For instance, the LG G2 hit 31,077, while the NVIDIA Shield carries a score of 37,985, with the MediaTek MT6592 sporting a count of 25,495. Sure, this is a prototype only, so the future might bring something else with the finished product, but this is a pretty good indicator of what’s to come.