Samsung hints at Exynos announcement during CES
Since Apple launched the Apple iPhone 5s with a 64-bit A7 processor, other chipmakers have thrown their hat in the ring, saying that they too are are working on a 64-bit chip. Even Qualcomm, where an executive had called the 64-bit A7 a "gimmick," has done a 180 degree reversal and announced a low-end 64-bit chip of its own..
Another possibility is that this is related to Samsung's use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing that can allegedly turn the Samsung Exynos 5 into a true octa-core chip with all 8 cores active at once, like the MediaTek MT6592. Currently, the big.LITTLE architecture on the Exynos 5 allows only one set of four cores to be active at a single time.
The Samsung Exynos will apparently be the subject of an announcement at CES 2014
source: SamsungExynos via SammyHub
1. twens (Posts: 414; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
You guys always manage to squeeze in Apple and their 64 bit chip in every article related to chips. It is not possible for sammy to announce a 64 bit chip just after few months of Apple announcing theirs. People with common sense should know that this chip is something sammy has been working on for sometime now. Apple releasing theirs first doesn't mean the competition wasn't working on it. enough of the Apple first thing. Its getting annoying. We all know it will blow the A7 out of the water and next yr Apple will come back and regain the crown with the A8 and it continues like that. grow up Phonearena. your news are sometimes annoying
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5770; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Apple was the first to release a 64-bit chip. It's pretty hard not to reference them since the A7 is the fastest chip in the market despite it being being dual core and underclocked than the S800 and Exynos 5400 series.
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Intel's Baytrail Atom is faster. But in terms of phone SOC's you're right.
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3495; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Z3770 is roughly on par with the A7 in terms of CPU, but the A7 has a much better GPU. And the only reason the CPU is on par is because of the higher clock speed; 1.5 GHz w/ 2.4 GHz turbo on the Atom compared to 1.3 GHz on the A7, and the Atom is quad core.
6. fireblade (Posts: 282; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
FYI, Apple A7 is faster than Bay Trail in single core performance.
A7 processing power is close to 2010 mac mini (which is Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz)
How can it be? First, A7 has more than 1 billion transistors, that's a huge number for mobile devices. As a comparison, Intel six core Gulftown has 1.2 Billion transistors. I wonder what kind of "flavor" that Apple puts into its ARM based CPU to make that huge. Second, Apple is also experienced in designing CPU. I still remember the day when Apple PowerPC with its efficient architecture & the presence of L3 cache beat Intel Pentium 3. Third, some ex-AMD employees work for Apple.
I see now ARM is the biggest threat for Intel x86 architecture. Intel has no innovations since sandy bridge CPU, except raising the clock & better iGPU.
7. fireblade (Posts: 282; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Even Apple plans to replace its Mac CPU from intel to ARM.
4. nokia12 (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
More cores does not always mean more perofrmance
There is nothing surprising of the fact that why apple A7 chips is fastest beating quad and octa cores
the cores in A7 are Cortex A57 Based custom design which is way superior in every way than Cortex A15 based exynos or krait 400 cores
the same way as 1.5 ghz 4 x cortex a7 are much weaker than 1.0 ghz dual core krait
8. hellonerds (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
my friend at qual told me that the 64bit snaps are getting worked on right now.. he has not got the chips yet.. he puts the chips on prototype phones/tablets... apple sure is pushing everyone with this 64BIT thing.. but for now im sure my note 3 will be good for the next 2 years lol.. dont game much mostly movies/web/networking
9. azalucel (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
I dont see the reasoning here the tegra 5 has dx11, dx3d, open cl, cuda and open gl 4.4 I would be more interested in the competitor to that
10. skymitch89 (Posts: 968; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I think that people seem to be forgetting who actually makes the 64bit A7 processor for Apple. It's Samsung that make them, so I think it would only be fitting for Samsung to be the next one to release a 64 bit processor.
11. _Bone_ (Posts: 1988; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
They are Apple's design though, Samsung is just manufacturing them. But Samsung has been working on the 64-bit Exynos for the past 2 years, Apple's iPhone release cycle is merely a few month earlier than the Galaxy S line. They are the only two (alongside with ARM) that took 64-bit early and from scratch, Qualcomm and the others and caught by surprise and rushing things.
12. AciMars (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)
LOL iphone earlier than Galaxy S, actually Galaxy S earlier than iphone
13. COZMAN (Posts: 92; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Samsung is the new APPLE. That is why Apple keeps suing them. Envy.
14. Sreddy (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
i wouldnt say that..the courts does not jugde based on so called ''envy'' and samsung ends up paying apple.. its more like samsung is copying somethings of apple..