Thursday, January 10, 2013
[CES 2013] Samsung announces Octa-Core Exynos 5 Mobile Processor
Thought your Dual-Core phone was cutting edge? Maybe you are rocking a Quad-Core? Well, your phone's CPU ain't the coolest kid on the block anymore as Samsung unveiled their Octa-Core Exynos 5 Processor (8 Cores!). The Chipset is based on ARM's big.LITTLE technology which basically has two sets of processors, 4x Cortex-A7 low power processors for less demanding tasks and 4x Cortex-A15 for CPU intensive tasks. This isn't too different from the 4+1 core strategy used by Nvidia and in theory this could result in excellent battery life. But we'll reserve judgement till we have a phone powered by the chip in hand.
Source: The Verge