MediaTek today lifted the curtains on its new Pentonic smart TV family of processors with the introduction of the Pentonic 2000 chip. It is built on MediaTek’s innovative technologies in display, audio, AI, broadcasting, and connectivity, and will power next-gen flagship 8K TVs.
The Pentonic 2000 is the world’s first commercial TV chip made using TSMC’s N7 (7nm-class) process, delivering next-level performance and efficiency. The processor not only supports 8K 120Hz displays but can even support 144Hz gaming PCs and the latest-gen consoles.
Advanced tech such as support for MEMC is also built-in, paired with a MediaTek APU that intelligently upscales lower resolution content while also performing real-time quality enhancements. There’s even support for MediaTek’s Intelligent View technology that allows multiple picture-in-picture (PiP) or picture-by-picture (PbP) screens.
MediaTek claims that the chip features the TV industry’s fastest CPU and GPU, fueled by an ultra-wide memory bus and ultra-fast UFS 3.1 storage. The chip can be paired with MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6E or even 5G cellular modems to provide the fastest wireless internet connectivity for 8K content streaming.
The MediaTek Pentonic 2000 is also the first commercial 8K TV chip with Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266 media support, which offers improved compression efficiency. This is complemented by support for Dolby’s latest imaging and audio technologies to provide a true cinematic experience through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The MediaTek Pentonic 2000 chip will power next-gen flagship 8K TVs expected to launch globally next year.