MediaTek’s Pentonic 1000 Chip: 4K 120Hz Support for Your Next TV

by Jack Prosser

MediaTek just came out with a lot of new chipsets, each of which focuses on a different area of expertise. One such component is the recently released Pentonic 1000 chipset, which allows televisions to have Ultra HD resolutions and faster refresh rates.

Even though everyone knows that every smart TV has a powerful chip, not as many people know that MediaTek is also one of the top processor makers for TVs. The Pentonic 1000 is the company’s most recent flagship TV SoC, and it was just recently made available to the public. It is possible to keep a resolution of 4K while maintaining a refresh rate of 120 frames per second.

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In addition, it will come equipped with WiFi 6/6E, MEMC technology for smoother video, Dolby Vision IQ with Precession Detail, and an 8-screen Intelligent View that will enable users to preview or watch multiple streams at the same time.

According to the official notes, the MediaTek Pentonic 1000 SoC will come equipped with a “multicore CPU,” dual-core graphics processing unit (GPU), accelerated processing unit (APU), and video decoding engines. On televisions that include it, this chipset will, for the benefit of gaming enthusiasts, make it possible to support VRR at frame rates of up to 4K 144Hz.

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Despite the fact that the default setting is 4K at 120 frames per second. Auto Low Latency Mode, also known as ALLM, is a feature that is included in the new chipset, and it is anticipated that it will improve gameplay. The playback of content can be accomplished with a wide variety of codecs thanks to the new chipset, including AV1, HEVC, VP9, and even VVC or H.266.

According to Alex Chen, GM of MediaTek TV Business Unit, “We designed the MediaTek Pentonic 1000 specifically to accommodate today’s smart TV trends, including 4K streaming, cloud gaming, video conferencing and watch parties. With support for 4K HDR content, 120Hz frame rates, MEMC, AI enhancements, Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity and cutting-edge codecs like VVC, Pentonic 1000 will deliver the ultimate 4K viewing experience.”

Pentonic 2000 SoC for 8K televisions

MediaTek had previously announced the release of the Pentonic 2000 SoC for 8K televisions. According to the company, this SoC is the first 7nm SoC for televisions. However, since April 2021, the Apple TV 4K (2021) has been equipped with a 7nm chip, whereas the Apple TV 4K (2022) has a 5nm chip. If limited to actual TV screens, this is technically correct. A Pentonic 700 SoC is also available for use in mainstream 4K televisions.

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