Evolved Samsung Exynos 5 Octa coming next week
Samsung Exynos 5420 and will feature a higher clock speed along with improved optimization for the 8 integrated cores. Not technically a true octa-core chip, the Exynos 5 Octa is comprised of two sets of quad-cores with one set of Cortex-A15 chips doing the heavy lifting while the other set of quad-core Cortex-A7 chips takes care of the light housekeeping. Not all 8 cores can be used at once. When one set of quad-core chips are being used, the other cannot.
Recently, a road map from low cost chip producer MediaTek showed off a true octa-core chip coming, manufactured using TSMC's 28nm process. Mass production of this chip, the MT6592, is expected to start in November with the first handsets powered by the silicon to launch early next year. All 8 cores will be available for use at once.
Turning back to the tweet about the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, the Korean tech titan said that it will be holding a Twitter based contest based on the evolved chip and the rules will be released next week. According to Samsung, the prizes will consist of Exynos powered devices.
source: @SamsungExynos via SamMobile, SammyHub
1. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
Antutu get ready to set a new record of more than 40000 at 1.5 ghz
May be this will power The Mighty Note 3
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
more like 33k
which is exactly what the S4 does on SD800
This is not as much about benchmarks anymore, but power/efficiency, and the first real Octa core with proper core migration could boost the Exynos battery life.
7. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
did you waste 5 min to feed a troll?
in his comment we can clearly make out that hes just blind fandroid
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Did u waste 2 just to ask this? ;)
Those AnTuTu scores are for y'all homes! 33k in AnTuTu terms is what to expect I think crossover, OctaV2, SD800, Tegra 4 on a real mobile device not a reference tablet with heat sink... who will win the efficiency race however? Can Intel come and steal the show?
10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Antutu doesn't even matter when the devices feel like cheap plastic and the performance goes to crap after a few weeks of use, then gets malware from adds and crashes
14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
It doesn't matter if your brain turns into plastic.
28. BiN4RY (Posts: 80; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
How old are you? He's making perfectly valid points and yet you're just blindly defending the phone while making insults that 12 year olds comes up.
9. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Intel's baytrail scored over 40000 at 1.1ghz. Arm is dying soon it will be intel in all flagships. It will be AMD vs Intel all over again.
15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Unknown circumstances though, like the Tegra 4 model, it could've been on wall with heatsinking... Intel has been struggling to match the best of the mobile SoC, but let's hope they do get it right this time, performance per watt.
18. MrPhilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Intel cheated, it was modified the Antutu which helped Intel perform significantly higher. Intel lose around 20-30% results, plus 1.1Ghz but probably with a turbo boost to 2Ghz or something.
24. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
The score was revised and now sits under the current Exynos
2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
first of all learn the meaning of octa core you drunk!
11. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)
The first real octacore chip is the mediatek one, it is only a7 so it is about equal to a quad core a15 but it uses less power.
16. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Potentially, if anything were optimized to use all of them. Guess what though? Nothing does -- so have fun with a minimum of 4 cores, mostly 6 rotting doing nothing 99% of the time.
17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Octa-core simply means the CPU sports 8 cores, which is true to the Exynos 5410 as well. Sure, using all at the same time would have performance benefits, but 4 A7 cores don't add too much performance while 8 cores running sky high would overheat quickly.
Proper core migration is the way to go, to use 2-3-4 cores in any combination at any frequency. Samsung wanted that initially, and here's hoping they got it right this time.
5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 801; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
This is going to be epic :) can't wait. Crazy how quickly tech is moving these days
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only reason most of anybody should be excited about this is if there's plans to use them in the next series of Notes.
13. datsyuk (Posts: 156; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Excited for this but a couple things worth noting,
Production issues with S4 last time. Will that happen again or can they universally make the phone with all Exynos chips?
S600 looked like it actually had better battery life and held its own with the Octa.
Snapdragon chips have been much more developer friendly than the Exynos ones have been.
20. MistB (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Will the Note 3 be loaded with 3GB or even 4GB of RAM with this latest Exynos then? Because if the latest rumours about the Nexus 7 II are anything to go by, it appears to have 4GB of RAM on board.
21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Rest in Peace Snapdragon S800 halfbaked unmatured A15 Chip.
Here comes the mighty E5420, if clocked at 2.3 or 2.5 Antutu scores would reach 42000.
Well we still have the ulimate E5450 left.
So this chip is so powerfull that it needs a A7 to to light tasking.
Hope the Note3 will be clocked at 2.3 or 2.0 Ghz
22. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Heres hoping it comes with LTE this time.....
23. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
MediaTek has proven that a true octa-core chip is possible, albeit older chip... But wait until the "copy king" Samsung improve on that technology with some more powerful chips. True Octa is coming soon to the Note 5 and S6.
26. iushnt (Posts: 613; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Seems like you are not much of a tech geek.. Media tek is using cortex-A7 octacore.. Have you seen the current performance of mediatek powered quad-core chips in Indian phones? They are nowhere compared to high end phones like s4 and HTC one.
29. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Like i said when Samsung get all eight cores working together like MediaTek... You're not worth further commenting too, read and comprehend before you type next time.
25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It's not possible on 8 cores cause it will rinse battery 30% more than 8xA9. Those A15s are really powerfull
27. BiN4RY (Posts: 80; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
And developer are still not amused because Samsung still doesn't release the necessary documentations for Exynos chips.
30. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2457; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Let's see with S800 and Tegra 4i.