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Samsung goes for the throat with its 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa

Just when we were finally getting used to the notion of quad-core processors in our smartphones and tablets, Samsung is dropping a bombshell on the mobile community: an eight-core processor. In this particular case, however, there are two banks of quad-core processing units. The first bank consists of four Cortex-A15 processing units for high performance, while the second bank consists of four Cortex-A7 processing units for lighter workloads in order to save battery life.
 
The idea of using lower-power cores for mundane tasks sounds similar to what NVIDIA does with its Tegra 3/Tegra 4 processors. The Tegras feature quad-cores for high-performance applications and a fifth "companion" core to handle loads that aren't as demanding.
 
According to Samsung, going with this "high-low" 8-core arrangement allows it to offer 70 percent greater power efficiency than the previous generation quad-core Exynos.
 
“The new Exynos 5 Octa introduces a whole new concept in processing architecture…designed for high-end smartphones and tablets,” said Samsung's Dr. Stephen Woo. “When you want multiple applications to perform at their best, you want the best application processor currently available—the Exynos 5 Octa.”

Could we possibly see this new chip in a Samsung Galaxy S IV???

Source: Samsung



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RE: Complicated and Costly Design?
By bug77 on 1/10/2013 11:19:35 AM , Rating: 3
Eh, who needs a larger screen? It's not like you're looking at it every time you use your phone. ;-)


By retrospooty on 1/10/2013 12:32:42 PM , Rating: 2
You mean the screen? The part that you look at, touch and do literally every interaction with? LOL... Nooooo. ;)


RE: Complicated and Costly Design?
By TakinYourPoints on 1/10/2013 6:39:25 PM , Rating: 2
Some of us aren't fatties with big pockets, others don't like wearing belt holsters, and others don't carry around purses. ;)


RE: Complicated and Costly Design?
By bug77 on 1/11/2013 5:06:55 AM , Rating: 2
You will, as soon as Apple releases something bigger.


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