We already have an article explaining Samsung Neo Quantum processors 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 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 its 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.
|CPU Type||Arm Cortex-A73||Arm Cortex-A73||Arm Cortex-A55|
|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|
|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: 8K@60Hz, VP9: 8K@30, H.264: 8K@30Hz, AV1: 8K@30Hz, AVS2: 4K@60Hz||AV1, AVS2, HEVC, VP9, H.264, SHVC 4K60@10bit, H.264||AV1, AVS2, HEVC, VP9, H.264, SHVC 4K60@10bit, 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 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|
|Integrated AI Processor||Yes||Yes|
|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 has which graphics processor that supports 60Hz. These are the most common processors and they are cheaper. Samsung uses an 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.