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LG's octa-core chip gets benchmarked; score is consistant with a big.LITTLE architecture

LG's octa-core chip gets benchmarked; score is consistant with a big.LITTLE architecture
The rumored sequel to the LG G2, dubbed the LG G3 for now, will allegedly be powered by a home grown octa-core chip code named the LG Odin. The AnTuTu benchmark site has recently had an unnamed device running the LG Odin go through its benchmark test. Considering that the LG chip scored in the same range as the Samsung Exynos 5410, we can speculate that the LG Odin is not a true octa-core processor, but uses the same big.LITTLE architecture found on the Exynos 5410. This means that unlike the MT6592 from MediaTek, which allows all 8 cores to be used at once, the LG Odin will have only one group of 4 cores in use at one time. One set of 4 cores handles the heavy lifting, while the other handles light housekeeping.

Interestingly, the LG Odin was clocked at a very slow speed (100MHz-1GHz), so LG's chip might produce good results without needing to turn up the clock speed. However, there is a good chance that we will see a bump up in speed, especially since the device tested was a prototype. We should point out that the GPU on the LG SoC is the new Power VR Series 6. That is the same series that runs the graphics on the Apple iPhone 5s, which is equipped with the G6430 GPU. This means that LG's SoC should offer outstanding graphics performance.

According to the AnTuTu site, the device that ran the benchmark test screen featured a resolution of 1080 x 1920 with 2GB of RAM, 4GB of native storage and Android 4.2.2 pre-installed. Don't panic, the device is just a prototype after all. 

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source: GforGames

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