MediaTek is giving smart TVs a boost with its new Pentonic 1000 chipset


As our TVs get smarter and come with more features than they ever did, it also means that the hardware powering these TVs needs to get better and smarter as well. MediaTek is looking to play their role in the smart TV scene and has since debuted their brand new Pentonic 1000 chipset.

Known primarily for their smartphone chipsets, the new Pentonic 1000 chipset has been designed for smart TVs in mind. It will feature a multi-core CPU, a dual-core GPU, and a dedicated artificial intelligence processing unit, along with a bunch of video decoding engines all packed into a single chip.

With the Pentonic 1000, TV manufacturers will be able to create TVs that will support resolutions as high as 4K, which is more or less the industry standard these days, and also a buttery smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. According to MediaTek, the Pentonic 1000 is also capable of VRR up to 4K at 144Hz for those who want to game on these TVs.

In addition to performance, the Pentonic 1000 also unlocks additional features such as Intelligent View that lets users watch videos and hold video conferences with their friends at the same time. It can even support up to eight views within a single display if you ever find yourself needing that feature.

There will also be a bunch of Dolby tech making its way into the chipset, like Dolby Vision IQ and Precision Detail. There will be support for WiFi 6E for faster connectivity and support for voice assistants. We can expect the first smart TVs to be powered by the new Pentonic 1000 chipset to launch in the first quarter of 2023.

Tyler Lee
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