New Samsung Exynos 5 Octa: 20% more CPU power, twice the graphic capabilities

New Samsung Exynos 5 Octa: 20% more CPU power, twice the graphic capabilities
Last week, Samsung told us to expect the introduction soon of an evolved, enhanced version of its Exynos 5 Octa-core processor. Sure enough, on Monday the latest Exynos 5 Octa-core chip was unveiled. The new Samsung Exynos 5420 will include a six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU that handles 3D graphics twice as fast as the previous Exynos 5 Octa-core. It is a return to the ARM based Mali GPU following the use of a PowerVR chip in the Exynos 5420 (see the chart below).

Turning to the CPU, the eight cores are made up of four ARM Cortex-A15 processors clocked at 1.8GHz with four additional Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3 GHz. With the big.LITTLE set-up, only one set of four cores is active at a time. CPU processing capabilities are improved by 20% over the predecessor chip.


Total system power is lowered when multimedia content is brought from memory to display panel thanks to the multiple image compression (MIC) IP block on the chip. This maximizes the battery life of a device with a high-resolution display, even those with a resolution as high as 2500 x 1600 (WQXGA). Battery life is conserved even when browsing or using multimedia rich apps, or other applications that require the screen to be frequently refreshed.

The new Samsung Exynos 5420 is being sampled by customers and will be mass produced starting next month. There is speculation that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note III will feature this silicon under the hood.


source: Samsung via Engadget

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46 Comments

46. irvinehooi

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 24, 2013

Exynos 5 Octa 5410 only run @ 1.6Ghz clock speed already have some slight edge over Snapdragon S600 which clocked @ 1.9Ghz. If wanted to compare side by side, both must clocked at the same clock speed then only we will know the result.

45. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

How about the explosion power?

44. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I just hope it dont overheat much after a long used and energy efficiency like on snapdragon has. Still hoping to see what samsung has to offer with this new exynos.

43. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It appears that the 5420 can effectively use any combination of the eight CPU cores at a time if Global Task Scheduling is used instead of In-Kernel Switcher. Of course that's up to Samsung.http://www.linaro.org/linaro-blog/2013/07/10/big-little-software-update/

41. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring it on.

39. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The story of the new Octa is not the processing power but the working CCI and the hugely improved GPU performance. It'll be a beast.

32. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Unless this actually help with the lag that Samsung (or Android) still hasn't solved after all these years even with octa-core, I'm sure this really is useless. But of course, this would bring up better explosions in your pockets... KABOOOM!!!

31. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

So, this proves that the first Exynos 5 Octa was half-baked. Doesn't it?

26. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Samsung once again flexing and showing just how powerful they are. This shouldn't have any problem owning Qualcomm's latest, considering the Exynos5410 wasn't even that much behind the S800. :) Excellent work Samsung.

24. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Holly smoke. This is pure all out power. It is exactly what i was hoping Samsung will put together. MALI T628MP6..!! Damn, that thing is almost 120GFLOPS! Folks here don't realize that the GPU of SoC is by far more complex and powerful component than the CPU cores. For example, the Adreno 330 in Snapdragon 800 can do about 100GFLOPS while the four Krait 400 cores make only additional ~ 30GFLOPS. Can't wait to see the Note 3 battery life with this.. but I have a gut feeling it will be good

27. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

yah and it is have DirectX 11 which it will make Exynos 5420 a powerful gaming device!

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Wish Samsung to continue their legacy of using Exynos cpu and arm Mali gpu for their gnote phablet series, But wait...i'm still waiting update for my gnote2, it is getting antic. I think the best update it can get is klp for the next one and a half year, sad again!!!! Come on, don't just make new one, don't forget to update the fading flagship expensive phone.

30. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

no the Note 3 is going to get android 4.3 with the GS3, bro this is Samsung not HTC ;)

19. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Why not buy a powerful laptop instead of this phone ?

21. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

And put inside in your front pocket....c. o. o. l !!!!

34. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

and which of the last samdung handsets actually fit in your pocket? Next question would be, which samsung handset, after exerting much effort putting in your pocket, doesn't actually blow up?????

35. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Lol !! The same things are said about 808pv or 1020pv.. " Buy a DSLR"

18. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Still no match to my laptop with i7 processor. ;)

17. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Wish companies were racing for better and advance battery just the same way they compete for screen and processor.

40. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

But they are. That's what the new Krait, Haswell or big.LITTLE architecture is all about.

42. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you are talking processor. im talking battery. someone needs to take first step, leave Lithium-ion alone move to another element, something that holds charge for longer, charges faster. that sort of thing. and dont say that im dreaming because Engineering universities keep making newer battery every year that is best prototype of its time so why not bring it in commercial use?

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well damn...Qualcomm, you may need to start thinking about getting a Snapdragon 810 out soon.

13. thelegend6657 unregistered

Based on my testing and review from owners . The LTE model of the s4 is smoother and more stable than the s**tty octa

29. Adithya7184 unregistered

let the trolling begin...lol

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

and thrice the power of explosion

16. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Yeah, right! When you're not satisfied with the original battery and use third party cheap battery.

10. Adithya7184 unregistered

watch-out snapdragon...new beast unveiled....exynos 5420 FTW...

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Exynos 5425 cpu + arm mali 628 gpu = perfect combi for gnote 3 with lte advance. It look like worth upgrade from galaxy nexus I9250,

8. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I hope this has a working Cache Interconnect. Otherwise this too will be a failure.

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

20% more power, twice the graphic abilities; 40% more battery consumption, twice the heat production. Samsung missed out another 2 features.

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