Samsung Announces 2GHz, Cortex A15-based 5250 SoC for Tablets
November 30, 2011 8:15 AM
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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.
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RE: Incremental improvement
11/30/2011 3:54:09 PM
It'll take so little effort, too. All I want is for notebook makers to make screens that match the quality of desktop TN monitors.
How hard can that be? But nooo, we have to live with awful 200:1 contrast ratios for virtually all notebooks below $1000, while a $100 desktop monitor with 3-4x the LCD surface gets near 1000:1. If Asus can put a high contrast screen on an eeePC, why cant we find them in mainstream notebooks?
I understand the lack of consumer education on the topic, and Anandtech does a great job on that front in their reviews, but with the plethora of notebook makers out there you'd think at least a few would want to differentiate themselves with a $50 screen upgrade.
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