Thursday, 10 January 2013

Samsung announces 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor


Samsung introduced an 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor for the premium smartphones and tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013.

Samsung has unveiled the new Exynos 5 Octa series mobile processors that will have eight cores. The Exynos 5 Octa aims to deliver twice the performance than the predecessors at half the power consumption.

Out of the eight cores, there are four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores. The four Cortex-A15 processor cores will achieve higher graphics and processing performance while the rest four Cortex-A7 will take care of the regular tasks in more power efficient way. So overall, the Exynos 5 Octa aims to deliver twice the performance of the Exynos 4 at half the power consumption.

The new Exynos 5 Octa has been manufactured via the 28nm fabrication process by Samsung and the company remained quiet about the graphics chip that will work with the processor.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa is targeted at the high-end smartphones and tablets with a promise of energy savings and also delivering higher performance. Samsung did not clarify when exactly would be the Exynos 5 Octa based products can be expected.

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