Neo Quantum processor Samsung TV specifications

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We already have an article explaining Samsung Neo Quantum proccesors and what is it, so you can read if you’re interested in. However, many are curious about the tech specs in Neo Quantum Processors in Samsung TVs. Samsung gives only information tha that the 2021 TVs will be equipped with Neo Quantum processor 4K and Neo Quantum processor 8K. The cheapest QLED TVs come with the Quantum Processor 4K Lite.

Neo Quantum processor 8K vs Quantum Processor 4K vs Quantum Processor 4K Lite

These three processors differ in the integrated graphics processor and, accordingly, which screen resolution is supported by the TV. There are basic parameters of the TV and depending on this the required processor is selected. Among these parameters are frame rates and screen resolution. These are the two main specs, but there are also secondary ones such as the HDMI port standards supported.
You should understand that Neo Quantum processor 8K, Quantum Processor 4K Lite, Quantum Processor 4K Lite are just commercial (marketing) processor names invented by Samsung, they aren’t technology names.
I repeat this in almost every article not to belittle Samsung and their technology, but to explain that the Neo Quantum processor (or any other name) is primarily what Samsung calls its developments.

What processor is used in Samsung TV? Table of Neo Quantum processors

TV Model Processor  refresh rate display resolution
QN900A Neo Quantum Processor 8K  120 7,680 x 4,320
QN800A NeoQuantum Processor 8K  120 7,680 x 4,320
QN90A Neo Quantum Processor 4K  120 3,840 x 2,160
QN85A Neo Quantum Processor 4K 120 3,840 x 2,160
QN70A Neo Quantum Processor 4K 120 3,840 x 2,160
QN60A Neo Quantum Processor 4K lite 60 3,840 x 2,160
The Frame  Neo Quantum Processor 4K 120 3,840 x 2,160

Neo QLED processor in Samsung TVs tech specs

Samsung uses processors made by MediaTek in its TVs. Samsung doesn’t make processors for TVs, so Samsung doesn’t make processors for televisions, all processors are supplied by third companies.

Now if we look at the list of processors Mediatek makes for TVs. We will find out what processors can be installed in Neo QLED TVs Samsung. In fact, there aren’t many processors and if we look at the specifications, we can understand what processors are used in the Samsung TVs.

Neo Quantum processor 8K specifications

The Neo Quantum processor 8K is a MediaTek S900 (MT9950) processor. This processor features support for 8K screen resolution. The processor is built on Arm Cortex-A73 cores with a frequency of 1.8GHz, 4 cores, a graphics processor Arm Mali-G52 MC2 0.8Ghz. With the 96-bit LPDDR4 memory, the processor supports a maximum of 8.5GB of memory, the memory runs at 3.7GHz.

Neo Quantum processor 4K specifications

The Neo Quantum processor 4K supports a frame rate of 120 per second. MediaTek produces two basic processors with such specs – MT9613, MT9612.

Those are basic CPUs, for large TV makers can produce processor modifications. For example, the QN90A TV model supports the broadcast standard ATSC 3.0. This TV uses a modification of the processor specifically designed for Samsung.

MT9950 (S900) MT9613 MT9612
Processor
CPU Type Arm Cortex-A73 Arm Cortex-A73 Рука Cortex-A55
CPU bit 64 64 64
Cores 4 4 4
CPU Frequency GHz 1.8 1.4 1.5
GPU Type GPU Mali-G52 MC2 GPU Mali-G52 MC1 GPU Mali-G52 MC1
GPU Frequency GHz 0.8
Memory 96bit LPDDR4 64b DDR3
Memory Frequency GHz 3.7
max memory GB 8.5 2
Demod ATSC, ATSC 3.0, DTMB, DVB, ISDB-T ATSC, DTMB, DVB, ISDB-T ATSC, DTMB, DVB, ISDB-T
Display
Max Display Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K),  7680 x 4320 (8K) 3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160 (4K)
HDR Standards BBC HLG,  HDR10 (SMPTE2084),  Dolby Vision HDR,  Technicolor/Philips JHDR (ESTI TS 103 433),  HDR10+ BBC HLG,  HDR10 (SMPTE2084),  Dolby Vision HDR,  Technicolor/Philips JHDR (ESTI TS 103 433),  HDR10+,  China HDR (Preliminary Support) BBC HLG,  HDR10 (SMPTE2084),  Dolby Vision HDR,  Technicolor/Philips JHDR (ESTI TS 103 433),  HDR10+,  China HDR (Preliminary Support)
Video Decoding HEVC: [email protected], VP9: [email protected], H.264: [email protected], AV1: [email protected], AVS2: [email protected] AV1, AVS2, HEVC, VP9, H.264, SHVC [email protected], H.264 AV1, AVS2, HEVC, VP9, H.264, SHVC [email protected], H.265
Max Refresh Rate 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz
Interfaces HDMI 2.0/1.4 with HDCP 2.2,  HDMI 2.1a,  USB 2.0,  USB 3.0,  PCI-Express HDMI 2.0/1.4 with HDCP 2.2,  HDMI 2.1a,  USB 2.0 HDMI 2.0/1.4 with HDCP 2.2,  HDMI 2.1a,  USB 2.1
Audio
Audio Decoding Dolby Atmos,  DTS Master HD,  DTS Virtual X Dolby Atmos,  DTS Virtual X Dolby Atmos,  DTS Virtual X
Microphones 4X Directional Mic 4X Directional Mic 4X Directional Mic
AI
Integrated AI Processor Yes Yes
Max Performance 1.6TOPS 1.0TOPS
AI Voice Cortex-M4 with DSP Cortex-M4 with DSP
MediaTek Technologies MEMC 4K120Hz, AI-PQ, AI-SR, AI-Voice MEMC 4K120Hz, AI-PQ, AI-SR, AI-Voice 4K60 MEMC, AI-PQ, AI-AQ, AI-Voice, SDR to HDR, Scene Detection

Neo Quantum processor 4K Lite

Neo Quantum processor 4K Lite have which graphics processor supports 60Hz. These are the most common processors and they are cheaper. Samsung uses MT9602 processor in QN60A series TVs.
The Neo Quantum processor 4K Lite uses four Arm Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz. GPU processor Arm Mali-G52 2EE MC1. Supported memory is 48bit DDR3. The maximum amount of supported memory is 2GB. HDMI 2.1a ports are also supported.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. As you sure this information ?
    As I know, SS used their own Soc in higher,premium range and for lower/entry, they used Novatek Soc..

  2. I think you have a typo in the top section for: Neo Quantum processor 8K vs Quantum Processor 4K Lite vs Quantum Processor 4K Lite. “These three processors differ in… You should understand that Neo Quantum processor 8K, Quantum Processor 4K Lite, Quantum Processor 4K Lite are just…”

    Believe you meant the second processor type to be Quantum Processor 4K. And not another Lite entry.

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