Samsung Announced Exynos 5 Octa, Eight-Core Processor

Sam­sung Announced Exynos 5 Octa, eight-core chipset at the CES 2013 event. The Exynos 5 Octa has eight cores and is based on big.LITTLE proces­sor switch­ing tech­nol­o­gy. The proces­sor will have four ARM A15 cores and four ARM A7 cores(1.8GHz A15 for the hard work, 1.2GHz A7 for lighter tasks). The SoC is designed to dynam­i­cal­ly split the work­load between the high-per­for­mance and the high-effi­cien­cy CPU cores based on the task at hand.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

In all eight cores, four of them are high-per­for­mance Cor­tex-A15 cores. The oth­er four are Cor­tex-A7 CPU cores, these have the same fea­ture set and capa­bil­i­ties as the A15 cores, but opti­mized for pow­er effi­cien­cy rather than per­for­mance. the appli­ca­tion proces­sor offers max­i­mum per­for­mance and up to 70 per­cent high­er ener­gy effi­cien­cy com­pared to the pre­vi­ous quad-core Exynos.

The A15 CPUs will kick in only when required for more inten­sive tasks like gam­ing and mul­ti­me­dia among oth­ers, can deliv­er more than twice the per­for­mance of Exynos 4 quad. SoC is devel­oped on a 28-nanome­ter process.

Sam­sung also announced a new 10.1‑inch 2560×1600 pix­el display(300ppi) that will con­sume 25 per­cent less­er pow­er than the cur­rent dis­plays of the same size and res­o­lu­tion. Sam­sung also revealed a flex­i­ble OLED dis­play, which is prac­ti­cal­ly unbreak­able and a pro­to­type smart­phone employ­ing the curved dis­play. Sam­sung is call­ing it YOUM.

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