MediaTek releases two Kompanio chips for Chromebook

MediaTek has announced two new chips for entry-level Chromebooks, Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528. MediaTek claims that the new chip has upgraded performance, providing a seamless web browsing experience, and users can enjoy all-day battery life.

In the CPU part, MediaTek Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 are both octa-core CPU architectures. The large core is Cortex-A76 architecture, the difference is that the maximum operating frequency of the large core of the Kompanio 520 is 2GHz, and the maximum operating frequency of the large core of the Kompanio 528 is 2.2GHz. In terms of GPU, both are Arm Mail G52 MC2 2EE. In terms of storage, both chips support LPDDR4X memory with a maximum frequency of 3733MHz and eMMC 5.1 with hardware command queue function.

In other respects, both chips support VP9 decoding, and H.265 encoding and support an external single 1080P 60Hz monitor. Both chips integrate a dual-core AI processing unit that provides acceleration for specific applications as well as AI camera capabilities. The chip also integrates HiFi-5 DSP, which can process the data of the audio microphone under ultra-low power consumption.
Enhanced power efficiency, speedy performance and reliable connectivity are at the core of a great user experience, and that’s exactly what MediaTek’s new Kompanio chipsets deliver,” said Adam King, Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Business Unit at MediaTek. “As the No. 1 provider of Arm-based Chromebooks, MediaTek makes the latest AI, connectivity, display and imaging features accessible at every price point.

In terms of parameters, these two chips are very close to the Helio G80 released in 2020. The CPUs are all octa-core CPUs, and the two core frequencies of the G80 are also 2.0GHz, but the architecture is Cortex-A75. The GPU is also Arm Mail G52 MC2. For reference, the G80 scored 349 on Geekbench 5 single-core and 1295 on multi-core; 3DMark Wild Life Performance scored 664. Considering this is a mid-to-low-end SOC from two years ago, entry-level Chromebooks must have limited performance.