Exynos 7 octa-core chip from Samsung offers a 57% gain in performance over previous generation chip

Exynos 7 octa-core chip from Samsung offers a 57% gain in performance over previous generation chip
In the midst of the news about Google's new Nexus devices, which were announced today, Samsung rolled out its new Exynos 7 octa-core chip. The chip comes with four Cortex-A57 and four A53 Cores as it employs the big.LITTLE architecture. The new chips are built using the 20nm process. Samsung says that the chip supports 1440 x 2560 and 1600 x 2560 resolutions, and that the SoC uses less power than previous Exynos silicon did. Speaking of the Exynos 5, Samsung says that the Exynos 7 brings a 57% increase in performance from the previous generation chip.

The SoC comes with the upgraded Mali T-760 GPU, which is an improved version of the GPU that is already used on the Exynos 5 chip. Perhaps the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be employing these chips when the next iteration of the high-end phablet launches in about a year from now.

A device powered by the Exynos 7 Octa can simultaneously record high definition video using the back and front-facing cameras. This is because of the built-in dual Image Signal Processor (ISP). This feature supports 16MP 30fps (rear) and 5MP 30fps(front) video capture during simultaneous video recording.

You can check out some more features about the Exynos 7 Octa, in the slideshow below.


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source: Samsung via GforGames

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47 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

57% improvement is nothing to write home about especially for a 2015 product.

4. Busyboy unregistered

Snapdragon does increments of about 20-30% so this is a relatively large improvement.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That why competition such as Nvidia Tegra K1 is important.

27. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Depends on what, from last years Snapdragon 800 to this years Snapdragon 805 it's more like 15-20%, so 57% is actually HUGE compared to that.http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/997346?baseline=826854

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also 57% improvement over which specific Exynos 5 Octa? E.g. 5420 (Note 3), 5422 (S5), 5430 (Alpha) and 5433 (Note 4) The Exynos 5430 is almost on par with the 805 The 5433 is already quite a decent improvement over the 5430http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/761242?baseline=745794 The Exynos 7420 sounds like it will be great

33. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I guess is over Exynos 5420. But the difference is not that big among the 5420, 5422 and 5430. The only one with a significant performance increase is the 5433 as it uses A56 cores instead of the A15.http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/891873?baseline=887735

47. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Exynos5433 is THE exynos 7 This is already being used in note 4

42. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2366; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The biggest deal about this new chipset is the introduction of the new Cortex A-57 cores. We've had Cortex A-15 for the past few years, and Cortex A-57 is a huge improvement over it's predecessor. This type of CPU technology is going to bridge the gap between what we define as mobile processors and desktop grade processors even more.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This goes neck and neck with the K1 so I fail to see how this isn't great.

16. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Because the K1 Denver is only a dual-core processor.

18. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

higher core does not necessary translate to higher processing power

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But the K1 Denver has 7way superscalar, while Cortex A57 only has 3way superscalar. It might only be a dual core but excels in other areas.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is really important Its the main reason why the Apple's dual core A7 and A8 (both 6way superscalar) are more or less on par with the quad core 800/801 and 805 (all 3way superscalar) Also the K1 has slightly more cache than the A7 and 805

2. Busyboy unregistered

Damn. Snapdragon got some serious competition

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exynos 7 and Snapdragon 810 on the Note 5. You heard it here first.

13. Busyboy unregistered

I agree with the SD810 on the Note 5, but I think the Exynos might make its appearance on the international Galaxy S6.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'll have to disagree here, Smurf. We will see the 810 on the S6. The Note 5 will see an even better 64-bit chip.

21. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Hoping Qualcomm can finish Krait 500 for the fall, but they better be announcing it soon then if they want to make it to the fall out earlier. They announced 810 in April and that won't be ready until January or February. Still some time and hope left though.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

+1. I agree. Qualcomm does seem to be taking their time on release cycles.

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Actually if Samsung can somehow find a way to product enough Exynos 7 chips for Galaxy devices then it might not use 810 at all. Since Note 4 all Exynos are supporting LTE as well. I think the only reason why Samsung went with SD 805 was because they couldn't manufacture enough Exynos chips in time. but we'll see what happens when the time comes.

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

They've been using that excuse for years. It's bullsh*t. The Note 2 had an integrated LTE chip. If you remember, there was no Snapdragon version. Samsung could very easily produce enough Exynos chips for all their phones if they wanted to. For some reason, they choose not to. I have no idea what that reason is, but there must be something advantageous to them using both.

38. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yes but if you remember it takes more space since LTE was not SoC. So maybe due to space restriction they decided to skip that in Note 3 onwards. I don't know what benefits them by doing both since not only the Snapdragon chip costs more but also they need to issue separate software updates for both. I, personally, think its only due to production constraints

40. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Exynos 7 already use in current exynos variant Note 4.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

We won't see it in North America anyway.

41. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

American always snapdragon, Samsung never use any Exynos for USA market already quite sometimes.

5. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

better to wait galaxy s6 and zony Z4

7. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Impressive, from Samsung. Can't wait to see benchmarks and comparisons~~~ looking awesome

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Snapdragon S4 Pro,600,800 were beasts in 2013 but I don't see Snapdragon 801 and 805 are that good in 2014. Hope Snapdragon will be back with 64bit 810,815,etc in 2015.

9. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

"This feature supports 16MP 30fps (rear) and 5MP 30fps(front) video capture during simultaneous video recording" did I read that right? 16MP video @ 30FPS? 4K video is only around 8MP, so 16MP video would be pretty detailed :)

12. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

An easy job considering how bad the old generation was.

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