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

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