MariSilicon X: The manufacturer Oppo started this Tuesday (14) the activities of the OPPO INNO DAY 2021, an annual event to present the new products and technologies of the brand. One of the unveilings on the first day of the conference was the company’s first neural processing unit (NPU), called the MariSilicon X.
Built on a 6 nanometer (nm) architecture, the chip’s primary function is to improve the capture and playback of photos and videos on the company’s devices.
Does it make a difference?
Of MariSilicon XFor example, Oppo’s next top-of-the-line smartphones will be able to capture videos in 4K resolution night mode, where artificial intelligence works to collect as much data from the environment as possible and deliver a high-quality result, with less noise as possible.
This happens because the algorithms work on the material in RAW, that is, without any kind of editing or compression. RGBW sensors still operate on parallel channels, improving the quality of capturing photo textures.
All this happens in the chip itself, whose architecture processes the cache quickly and works with an external DDR memory dedicated to image processing, with a read speed of 8.5 GB/sec.
The MariSilicon X will debut on the next device in the Find X line, which will be sold by Oppo in Q1 2022. According to the manufacturer, it is the most advanced NPU for imaging on the market.
In the coming days of the event, the brand is also set to launch its first foldable smartphone and showcase a device with a retractable camera.