Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 07:44

Samsung has a new Exynos 5 Octa SoC

Written by Peter Scott

big.LITTLE, Mali T628 graphics

Samsung’s original Exynos 5 Octa had a rather troubled birth. The chip doesn’t appear to have been ready on time and it lacked LTE, so many Galaxy S4s shipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 instead.

However, Samsung is preparing a new octa-core based on ARM’s big.LITTLE implementation. The Exynos 5420 features four Cortex A15 core clocked at 1.8GHz, along with four Cortex A7 cores for power efficiency. It is said to be 20 percent faster than its predecessor in terms of CPU performance.

It should end up with more GPU performance as well. It features ARM’s new six-core Mali T628 graphics and to the best of our knowledge it is the first SoC to use the new GPU. The graphics performance is said to be more than two time better than the original Octa.

The only question is where will Samsung use it first? A new superphone perhaps, or a proper tablet, with a 2560x1600 screen, as the GPU appears to be optimized for that particular resolution.

The chip is currently sampling to customers and it should enter mass production in August, which means it probably won’t end up in the new Note phablet.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments