MediaTek is on fire today. Following the announcement of the Dimensity 9000 SoC for smartphones, the company is now introducing its flagship chips for Pentonic 2000 TVs. And this silicon seems to be the number one in the world in many respects.
Why is chip so special?
- First of all, this is the first 7 nm chip for TV on TSMC junctions.
- Second, the first commercial TV chip that supports universal video encoding (VVC) for H.266 content. This is a new codec with better compression performance, especially for broadcast and media. HEVC, VP9 and VS3 are also included in the list of encodings supported on the original system.
The chip is so powerful that it can handle 8K at 120Hz with MEMC support at this resolution. It is also possible to upgrade content above 8K to the maximum resolution of the TV, and MediaTek says it supports artificial intelligence. UFS 3.1 makes the download support product even more attractive. In terms of connectivity, this chip supports the Wi-Fi 6E standard, while 5G remains an option if some TV manufacturers choose to enable this feature.
The first Pentonic 2000 is expected to appear sometime in 2022.