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Exynos 5250 SoC is based on Cortex-A15 architecture

The mobile market is heating up with consumers flocking to smartphones and tablets in record numbers. Samsung is looking to strengthen its position in these markets thanks to the new Exynos 5250 SoC which is the follow-up to the Exynos 4210 used in the popular Galaxy S II.
 
The Exynos 5250 is built using a 32nm low-power HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) process and is based on ARM Cortex A15 architecture. The dual-core Exynos 5250 operates at a speedy 2GHz and has twice the processing performance of 1.5GHz, dual-core Cortex A9 processors according to Samsung.

 
But CPU performance isn't the only thing that's been improved; Samsung says that the Exynos 5250 delivers four times greater graphics performance than Cortex A9 designs (memory bandwidth has doubled to 12.8GB/sec). It also adds in Stereoscopic 3D functionality and support for resolutions up to 2560x1600 (WQXGA).
 
The Samsung Exynos 5250 SoC is being targeted at the tablet market and will go into mass production during Q2 2012.

Sources: Samsung, SammyHub



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By vision33r on 11/30/2011 12:49:03 PM , Rating: 0
2GHZ means it will process CPU intensive functions quicker, being Android not as optimized as iOS with various hardware. 2GHZ won't be a huge performance bump.

The biggest factor would be how good is the GPU and efficiency of the CPU.

They can make 12 core CPU for Android but still suck because of poorly designed and implemented architecture and poorly written device drivers.




By shane.carroll on 11/30/2011 1:18:49 PM , Rating: 3
and the award for computer engineer of the year goes to.... some guy who can never (even with a 12 core cpu) admit that an android powered phone doesn't suck.


By killerroach on 11/30/2011 1:38:26 PM , Rating: 2
2GHz Cortex A15-based CPU would likely be a huge improvement over a 1.5GHz A9, both in terms of raw clock and performance per clock. You're likely talking twice as fast without getting into more cores - meaning that this new Exynos might, even in a dual-core configuration, likely be faster than the quad-core (but rather pedestrian architecturally) Tegra 3 parts in CPU performance.


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