MediaTek Pentonic 2000: World’s first 7 Nm TV chip with 8K at 120 Hz

After the announcement of its new high-end chipset Dimensity 9000 for smartphones, MediaTek presented a flagship TV SoC – the Pentonic 2000. The new chip is to be built into televisions and TV boxes and seems to have a lot ahead of the current competition .

For example, the Pentonic 2000 is the first 7 Nm chip for televisions. The transistors are manufactured at TSMC. Second, it is the first commercial TV chipset to support Versatile Video Coding (VVC) for H.266 content. This is a new codec with improved compression efficiency, mainly for streaming and broadcast media. HEVC, VP9 and VS3 are also on the list of natively supported encodings.

The chip has so much power that it creates a resolution of 8K at 120 Hz with support for MEMC. The upscaling of non-8K content to the maximum resolution of the television is also possible and is calculated by the integrated AI. Support for UFS 3.1 storage ensures the necessary data throughput.

In terms of connectivity, the chip supports the Wi-Fi 6E standard. 5G is possible as an option if TV manufacturers decide to include the function. The first televisions with the new chipset are expected to hit the market next year.