MediaTek’s Pentonic 2000 chip will power 8K 120Hz TVs

The chip maker is bringing its expertise to the 8K smart TV market

Pentonic 2000

MediaTek has announced the new Pentonic 2000 — its first offering in its newest line of Pentonic smart TV chips designed to power the next generation of 8K flagship TVs.

“The new Pentonic 2000 chip is designed with all the flagship features consumers are looking for – from the latest display and audio technologies to super-fast refresh rates, powerful AI capabilities, picture-in-picture streaming and more,” says Mike Chang, corporate vice president and general manager of Smart Home Business Group at MediaTek.

Being the world’s first commercial TV chip manufactured using TSMC’s N7 process, the Pentonic 2000 offers 8K resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. It can even support 144Hz for gaming and next-gen consoles.

Apart from its 7nm-class chip, the Pentonic 2000 also offers an integrated 8K 120Hz MEMC engine and is built with a high-performance MediaTek APU  AI processor to power 8K AI-Super Resolution that intelligently upscales lower resolution content to the display’s native resolution. This technology is also responsible for adding image quality enhancements to the upscaled content.

MediaTek’s Intelligent View technology unlocks picture-in-picture support as well as picture-by-picture. The latter is a feature that lets users open multiple apps on the device while streaming from different sources.

Powering the chip is the industry’s fastest GPU and CPU available. The Pentonic 2000 is also capable of fast and seamless wireless connectivity with MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 5E technology on board. Additionally, it provides an ultra-wide memory bus and ultra-fast UFS 3.1 storage.

The Pentonic 2000 adds to its list of firsts by being the first commercial 8K TV chip with Versatile Video Coding H.266 media support. With it, compression efficiency is improved which results in better streaming performance.

Display technologies such as Dolby Vision and sound technology Dolby Atmost are also supported.

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