Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor Mark Peters : March 16th 2013 - 10:40 CET
Samsung announces the availability of Exynos 5 processor : Samsung Electronics announced that its new Exynos 5 Octa application processor is scheduled for mass-production in the second quarter of 2013. The Exynos 5 Octa features an unprecedented eight-core ARM Big.Little architecture based on the Cortex-A15 CPU, technology built for efficient handling of multitasking abilities for high-end smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. As highlighted at the 2013 CES Show in Las Vegas, the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa is the world’s first mobile application processor to implement the new concept of processing architecture, Big.Little, based on the Cortex A15 CPU to offer optimal core use.
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
By housing a total of eight cores to draw from - four powerful Cortex A15 cores for processing-intense tasks along with Cortex A7 quad cores for lighter workloads - the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor enables smartphones and other mobile devices to achieve maximum performance. This approach offers up to 70% energy saving when performing various tasks, compared to using Cortex-A15 cores only. The new Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung’s latest 28-nanometer (nm) HKMG (High-k Metal Gate) low power process and power-saving design, which increases the power efficiency of the processor by minimizing the static current leakage. For more technical information, please download the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa specifications.
3D graphics processing capabilities
The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor enhances the powerful 3D graphics processing capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4 Quad. With today’s advanced display technology transitioning toward ever higher and sharper resolutions, the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to drive WQXGA (2560x1600 pixles) display, the best crystal-clear resolution currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper videos and pictures on their premium smartphones and tablets. The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor incorporates a full HD 60fps video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded 13 megapixel 30fps image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality, and 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth interface that enables Full HD Wi-Fi display.