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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