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MediaTek Kompanio 1380 announced, aimed at premium Chromebooks

A new member of MediaTek’s Kompanio chipset series was unveiled and it will be aimed at premium Chromebooks. Kompanio 1380 brings similar specs to the previously launched Kompanio 1300T but lacks 5G connectivity.

The CPU is based on 4x Arm Cortex-A78 big cores clocked at up to 3GHz and 4x Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores working at up to 2GHz. The GPU side is covered by the Arm-Mali G57 which is a step down from the 1300T’s Mali-G77 MC9. Elsewhere the new chip brings MediaTek APU 3.0, up to 16GB, LPDDR4x RAM and support for eMMC, UFS 3.1 and NVMe storage.

Kompanio 1200 Kompanio 1380 Kompaio 1300T
Process TSMC 7 nm TSMC 6 nm TSMC 6 nm
Big cores Cortex-A78 4x [email protected] 3.0 GHz 4x Cortex-A78
Small cores Cortex-A55 4x [email protected] 2.0 GHz 4x Cortex-A55
GPU Mali-G57 MC5 Mali-G57 MC5 Mali-G77 MC9
RAM Up to 16 GB, LPDDR4x 2,133 MHz Up to 16 GB, LPDDR4x 2,133 MHz Up to 16 GB, LPDDR4x 2,133 MHz
Storage UFS 2.1 UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Connectivity 5G Sub-6 GHz Wi-Fi 6/6E 5G Sub-6 GHz,
Display 120 Hz @ 1080p 120 Hz @ 1440p 120 Hz @ 1440p

Kompaio 1380 can power up to three independent displays with two panels at up to 4K at 60fps or a 1440p one at up to 120Hz. The chip also supports PCI-Express Gen 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 1. You get Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. Acer’s Chromebook Spin 513 announced last month will be the first device on the market with the Kompanio 1380 chipset.

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