Samsung Exynos 5 Octa reference board demo
0. phoneArena posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:15
We managed to get some hands-on time with the Exynos 5 Octa reference board at the MWC expo, and there is a bunch of tasty geeky lingo for you in the video inside, explaining which core kicks up when to achieve that performance in that power and thermal envelope, as well as tidbits on the graphics prowess of the platform...
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13. PhenomFaz posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:31 2 1
I second that!
it was really disappointing to learn the Galaxy S4 will not come with this bad boy!
2. darkskoliro posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:24 0 1
Does instantly switching between CPUs waste battery? Seems like turning a whole CPU on then off is inefficient...
3. Berzerk000 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:29 4 0
The cores not in use don't completely turn off, they just run idle, not really doing any work so they use almost no power; but they're ready to ramp up when needed.
Otherwise, yes, turning them completely on or off would be very inefficient.
10. PackMan posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:48 0 0
The one part of big.LITLLE i.e either four A15 cores or four A7 cores are turned off at one moment, and they are switched if needed.
All eight cores can be turned on through drivers but that would be pointless.
4. _Bone_ posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:30 0 0
Computing has long been working like this, if you monitored your computer CPU you'd also see it switching between clocks, modes, cores. It's all one CPU divided to 4 A7 and 4 A15 cores, so it's always on, but only draining power of the actual cores in use, hence the power efficiency.
5. Berzerk000 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:32 0 0
I'm still curious about what GPU they chose. A lot of sites report the PowerVR SGX544MP3, but it was never really confirmed, at least to my knowledge.
Is it the SGX544MP3? Mali-T678? SGX554MPx?
6. _Bone_ posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:35 0 0
You mean for future Octa-core devices? No rumors on that one so far other than the SIV not being one. They are only demonstrating a pre-recorded video here so the Exynos5O it's still probably in pre-alpha stage.
9. Berzerk000 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:46 0 0
Anandtech said the Exynos 5 Octa would use PowerVR graphics, SGX544MP3 specifically, but it was never confirmed.
11. TylerGrunter posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:25 0 0
Sorry, but they confirmed in a latter post, original one is
The confirmation is in:
12. Berzerk000 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:48 0 0
Ah, thanks, I never saw the confirmation post. Kind of a bummer, I wanted to see what the Mali-T678 could do and how it stacks up against the SGX554MP4. The SGX544MP3 is very capable I'm sure, but I wanted to see a second gen Mali-600 in action.
14. ama3654 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:34 0 0
Cant hide my excitement seeing Octa-core working at least, hopefully it'll come in GSIV, Please Samsung surprise everyone!