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Samsung Shows More Mobile Muscle with 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa Chipset

By Katrina Canlas - on 10 Jan 2013, 12:43pm

Samsung Shows More Mobile Muscle with 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa Chipset

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Samsung, the maker of the smartphone that overthrown iPhone from its throne in terms of sales, has revealed a major product development at CES 2013 - the Exynos 5 Octa mobile chipset. It has 8 processor cores that will divide workload among Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. Basically, it will be a hybrid of  four high-performing Cortex-A15 cores for demanding tasks and less battery-consuming Cortex-A7 cores for less demanding processing.

This chipset is patterned from ARM's big.LITTLE technology that delivers great performance but will have a better battery life. It aims to provide up to 70% less power consumption compared to the Exynos 5 Dual, which is currently used for the Google Nexus 10 tablet and the latest Chromebook.

Better than the chip on the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II, this new chipset is expected to have twice more 3D rendering capability. Though there are still no information where the Exynos 5 Octa chipset will be used, it is safe to expect that the new Samsung Galaxy S and Note models will be powered by it.

Source: GSM Arena