A number of new chipsets from MediaTek have been introduced recently, each with a different market function. One of them is the new Pentatonic 1000 chipset, which supports Ultra High Definition resolution and fast refresh rates for TVs.
For the uninitiated, the multinational chip maker is one of the biggest manufacturers of TV processors, and every smart TV is equipped with a powerful chip that allows it to provide more features than a standard TV model.
The company has now introduced the new Pentatonic 1000 chip, the latest flagship TV SoC with premium features. It includes support for 4K resolution at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, it will include WiFi 6/6E, MEMC technology to improve video quality, Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail, and 8-screen Intelligent View, which allows simultaneous viewing of multiple streams.
In addition to the dual-core GPU, APU, and video decoding engines, the MediaTek Pentonic 1000 SoC will feature a “multicore CPU,” according to official notes. Additionally, these chipset-equipped TVs can support VRR up to 4K 144Hz for gaming.
However, the default setting is usually 4K 120Hz. In addition, it has a new Auto Low Latency Mode or ALLM chipset that should improve the gaming experience. Notably, the new chipset offers playback capabilities for AV1, HEVC, VP9, and even VVC or H.266.
According to Alex Chen, CEO of MediaTek TV Business Unit, “We designed the MediaTek Pentonic 1000 specifically to meet today’s smart TV trends, including 4K streaming, cloud gaming, video conferencing and viewing parties.
With support for 4K HDR content, 120Hz frame rate, MEMC, AI enhancements, Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity, and cutting-edge codecs such as VVC, the Pentatonic 1000 will provide the ultimate 4K viewing experience.”