Mobile Processor Jumps Into Virtual Reality
The mobile processor, MediaTek, announced that they’re developing a virtual reality software program called the Helio X20 mobile SoC. It will support VR apps with 120 Hz refresh rate as noted by the company.
The announcement came shortly after it’s competitor, Qualcomm announced their new virtual reality software development kit created for their SnapDragon 820 processor. The Spandragon VR SDK is created to abstract the complexity of immersive VR and provide developers with high quality optimized features to help them experience improved VR performance.
The MediaTek X20 has a Tri-Cluster CPU architecture with 10 cores. The Tri-Cluster CPU consists of 1 cluster of 2 ARM Cortex-A72 cores (running at 2.5GHz for upmost performance) and two clusters of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores (one is running at 2.0GHz for medium loads and one is running at 1.4GHz for light loads).
MediaTek X20 powered smartphones seem to only be available on the Chinese market. The Acer Predator 6, Leagoo Elite Pro, Doogee F7 and the Zoppo Speed 8 are some of the smartphones that work with the X20.