MediaTek announced the launch of the new Kompanio 1380 chip (MT8195T). It’s a flagship-grade SoC designed to power high-end Chromebooks. The Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) released by Acer before, chose this chip from MediaTek, which is also the first Chromebook equipped with the Kompanio 1380 chip.
MediaTek says the Kompanio 1380 continues its tradition of using Arm architecture chips to power Chromebooks. The new chip has excellent processing performance, first-class multimedia, and artificial intelligence capabilities, and smooth cloud gaming capabilities. It is believed that the Chromebook experience can be further enhanced with stronger overall performance and longer battery life.
Kompanio 1380 uses four Arm Cortex-A78@3.0 GHz cores focused on performance and four Arm Cortex-A55@2.0 GHz cores focused on energy efficiency in the CPU section; the GPU part uses the five-core Arm-Mali G57; four-channel LPDDR4X-2133 ensures sufficient memory bandwidth; the integrated MediaTek APU 3.0 has 4 TOPs of computing power to accelerate AI camera and AI voice applications while optimizing battery life; equipped with a dedicated audio digital signal processor (DSP), it can provide ultra-low power voice-on-wake (VoW) function for various voice assistant services.
In addition, the Kompanio 1380 can support up to three independent displays, of which there can be two 4K60 HDR displays or a 2.5K display with a refresh rate of 120Hz; support 7.1 surround sound and 4K HDR video decoding (including AV1 hardware decoding); support Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connections; support PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1, with stronger expansion capabilities.