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Processor War Breaks Out Not Good News For LG, Intel Or New PC Player Qualcomm

A chip war has broken out and its’s not good news for the likes of LG in the TV market, Intel AMD or Qualcomm’s new Elite Processor.

Taiwanese Brand MediaTek has a new AI chipset coming in late 2025, that will take on the big guys in the PC market including new kid on the block Qualcomm whose Elite processor has been picked up by a multitude of PC brands including Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell and ASUS as they move to new AI machines.

Why brands like MediaTek are that their processors deliver performance and are cheaper than processors from a lot of the mainstream brands.

Recently MediaTek shook up the TV market with their new Pentonic 800 chip, which is capable of delivering four high speed (48Gbps) HDMI 2.1 connections, this will put pressure on brands such as LG and Samsung while giving a big leg up to Chinese brands such as Hisense and TCL who are already using the high performance TV processors manufactured by MediaTek.

Currently, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite thrashes the MacBook Air when it comes to performance.

According to Reuters, the new MediaTek chip will reportedly be aimed at the same Microsoft Copilot Plus PC program that Qualcomm helped kick-start with Microsoft.

Nvidia who is currently the darling of Wall Street, is also set to enter the consumer market with an AI processor that is tipped to be partially powered by MediaTek technology.

In the TV market most manufacturers are using MediaTek processors other than LG and Samsung this means that LG whose TV’s come with the questionable WebOS which it was recently redesigned to capture more personal data on consumers who buy an LG TV have only managed to deliver two HDMI ports.

LG Electronics likes to brag about their gaming capabilities spanning both monitors and PC’s but for the serious gamer with multiple machines, their processor configuration and the lack of high-speed HDMI ports is a major problem particularly as one of those HDMI sockets always doubles as the eARC port.

What Hi Fi recently claimed that if one of those ports are needed for a soundbar or AV receiver, it will leave just one socket left that can handle 4K/120Hz signals from a PS5, Xbox Series X or gaming PC.

Currently MediaTek processors are found in Sony, Philips, Hisense, TCL, and Bauhn TV’s these are all existing MediaTek customers who will likely start producing models with the Pentonic 800 chip.

 

 

 

 



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