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All hail the eight cores! Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:44

The latest member of the 5-series has been done with frugality/performance ratio in mind, as the chief of Samsung Electronics Stephen Woo admitted that the task to up performance while decreasing power consumption has been the one bothering him, and keeping him awake at night...

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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 22:08

118. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Indeed, 1st was the NVIDIA Tegra 4 announcement then followed with Qualcomm's new Snapdragons ( I'm solely interested in the new 800) then this Exynos 5 octa, now that's techgasm to the highest level.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:43

141. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


good better best.. woop woop :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 14:34

156. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


many people have enough with galaxy ace, those new processors are gonna remove android lag and let you open more apps

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:54

135. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Presuming HTC goes in for the Tegra cores, it will be the same old story again. In spite of a power saving core, the Samsung flagship will do better in terms of battery as HTC compromises battery size in favour of design but not samsung
But then those designs by HTC are really good!!

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 22:01

155. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Except HTC is known to not go for Tegra this year for phones.

Everyone sees the writing on the wall, Tegra is going to remain a tablet chip.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:25 16

28. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


As i have been stating for over weeks now. Nividia Tegra 4 had it's day. Then Qualcomm Snapdragon came with the 600 and 800. And Samsung has chimed in with it's Exynos 5 Octa. Believe this the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will be the BEST in class device in 2013.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:30 8

31. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's for sure, but Sony is pretty good as well this year.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 13:03 9

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)


For the 1st quarter of this year, yes, but I doubt they'll stand a chance against the upcoming flagships of HTC and Samsung.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 15:32 2

86. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Dou you really thinks more cores is better ?? look at AMD...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:32 1

107. deuel18 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


for laptops it doesnt...but for tablets and smart phons yeah..their cores evolved too...not just the numbers of them

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:47 3

44. AbhiD (Posts: 96; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


forget abt these processors coming out in any actual device...
this is totally an insider info(and is pretty accurate too).
right now samsung has 3 galaxy s4 prototypes undergoing testing... one has A9 quad core 2ghz processor, 2nd one has A15 1.5ghz dual core, 3rd one has A15 900mhz/1ghz quad core.
the final galaxy s4 will be equipped with either one of these processors... don't expect anything spectacular!!!
Samsung is facing a huge battery life challenge right now with it's A15 processors, that's why it's going with scaled down versions...

it entirely depends on u guys to believe it or not... but i'm here and u guys are here too... let's see what happens in the end!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:30 4

95. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That would make every sense up until this announcement.
This is the chip Samsung MUST put in the S4.
It's the most power efficient and most powerful one at once.

As for comparison with the T4, it looks like Samsung has it handily beaten again.
The GPU of Tegra 4 is not that impressive really - six times better than Tegra 3 should actually give only 72GFLOPS (since T3 supposedly makes 12GFLOPS).
The Mali 658 in this Exynos should hit over 150GFLOPS, if we are to believe what Samsung is saying.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:31 5

98. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


STOP IT DARAC..

or Ill be forced to..

agree with you. lol. :)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:04

104. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that is an unusual occurrence isn't it? xD

well done, well done.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:02 1

122. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The T658 ARM GPU has the potential for 272 GFLOPS, but that is theoretical. That would still leave the reference ARM design GPU a solid second for 2013, since the Series 6 from Imagination Technologies STARTS at 100 GFLOPS, with a theoretical ceiling of 1 TFLOPS.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:51 1

146. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If Samsung REALLY wanted to get ahead of the competition, they would include the Mali-T678 with this Exynos 5 Octa, which is supposed to increase performance by as much as 50% over the 1st gen Mali-T658.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:39

128. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


No one has said what version of the Mali 6xx will be in this Exynos, so any precise model will be pure speculation and rumor.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:00

143. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


You will see the Mali T658 or T604 Gpu used in the Exynos 5 without fail. It has already been talked about and outed on Samsung tomorrow and Samsung USA Twitter page. People can say what they want the upcoming Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will be the best products on the market period. Samsung ruled that category in 2012 and it won't be unseated in 2013.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:22

148. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


T604 is hilariously slow if they go with that. That's why the model number matters.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:48 1

45. AbhiD (Posts: 96; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


forget abt these processors coming out in any actual device...
this is totally an insider info(and is pretty accurate too).
right now samsung has 3 galaxy s4 prototypes undergoing testing... one has A9 quad core 2ghz processor, 2nd one has A15 1.5ghz dual core, 3rd one has A15 900mhz/1ghz quad core.
the final galaxy s4 will be equipped with either one of these processors... don't expect anything spectacular!!!
Samsung is facing a huge battery life challenge right now with it's A15 processors, that's why it's going with scaled down versions...

it entirely depends on u guys to believe it or not... but i'm here and u guys are here too... let's see what happens in the end!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 13:08 2

58. MeoCao (unregistered)


Isn't big.LITTLE arechitecture to solve the power problem?

I think SS must use this octo-core to counter Tegra 4, they have to much to lose here.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:09

74. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


this chipset will be on NOTE 3 / TABLETS !

that too 8 months from now if s4 6 months from now , samsung fans need to rest and think how samsung will try tackling Xperia Z !

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:42 3

82. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


What are you smoking? What magic chip is in the XperiaZ? The S4 Pro has been out for months in the HTC DNA and the Nexus4.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 22:21 1

120. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I love that Xperia Z it's one hell of a phone for sure, but mate don't be blinded by fandom, Samsung has done everything topnotch since the SGS2 upto the SGS3 the only negative comments that most reviewers could give to those phone are their Penlite Display which you can't even discern unless you look really really close, also their so called subpar designs which is very subjective to potential buyers. . .

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 22:53

121. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Done what, exactly? Become the first to manufacture an ARM design? If so, then okay. Samsung is a minor tweaker, and they don't do anything special in the SoC realm. The Mali GPU is actually a stock ARM design (and name), and the Exynos is a mildly tweaked ARM design. Only Qualcomm, Nvidia, Applied Micro, Marvell, DEC, Xscale, and Apple (Yes, Apple) have actual ARM architecture licenses, which means those companies can design different cores using the ARM instruction set. Samsung is nothing special in the SoC realm. They just fab some great custom SoCs (Apple A-series) and compete with some others (Tegra and Snapdragon/Krait).

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:46 9

2. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Neat!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:47 12

3. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


I could host a pocket server with this hardware...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:50 9

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I just drooled on my tablet.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:53 5

5. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The competition officially died with this announcement.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:58 11

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


no. They just went back to the drawing board.

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