Samsung 14nm mobile chip tests successful, promise dekstop performance at frugal power consumption

Samsung 14nm mobile chip tests successful, promise dekstop performance at frugal power consumption
Samsung and its partners have taped out an ARM Cortex-A7 processor implementation with big.LITTLE configuration and SRAM-based chip, done with the powerful, but efficient 14nm technology.

The company has signed with ARM for 14nm physical and IP libraries and has now tested successfully chips based on the 14nm FinFET process technology.

The 14nm FinFET chips are next generation technology, which will allow "PC-like performance with low power consumption" in future Exynos processors, that are currently done at 32nm. Samsung already embraced the big.LITTLE architecture for upcoming Exynos chips, and the die shrink to 14nm will make it that much more efficient.

Samsung also outed a Process Design Kit (PDK) that will let its customers commence designing chips with the frugal tech with manuals based on the results from its successful 14nm FinFET chip tests. Samsung promised a big.LITTLE Exynos for this year, as you can see in the video below, but it might have waited for successful die shrink tests to place those in devices, and 2013 seems like the safer bet now.

source: SammyHub

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52 Comments

45. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Becarefull Apple might think sammy copy them again. Apple alway know one thing steal and thiev as they say one fingure point to others there is three to themself. Sammy please sell me this part pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I need it otherwise I will loose face to my apple customers and market share.I will drop your case pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee if you sell this part for me. Get Lost Ash-----l

37. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

what do they mean PC performance? There is now why they this chip can be better then an ivy bridge i5 or even and i3. The AMD A6 and above would be better then this. You Samsung fan boys are the worst.

51. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i think they are referring to the amount of muti-tasking and degree of complicated application that is possible, not in benchmarks............

34. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Samsung have some real potential to lead the computing world in future may be one day we might recognize Samsung as big brand as Google and Microsoft.

39. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I don't think monopoly is good. Imagine what mobile phones would have been given what Nokia was doing when they had the monopoly. Things have changed completely.

32. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I need to see benchmarks of this and the Silvermont chipset to believe this is better. Intel has been making processors for years, even when AMD had the smaller transistor size first, Intel still had better performance. There is nothing here that leads me to believe this will stomp Silvermont. Silvermont brings true desktop performance to tablets.

36. mahmoudxcom

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

i agree with you that intel is better in performance field but when it come to power saving intel is not good at all.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple's arrogant lead them to attack their primary supplier. How stupid is that?!

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

And now apple will cry about this.....

17. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Good dream but I doubt they will out such a radical thing yet

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

So could this mean that come 2013 we might see a Samsung Device rocking an OctaCore processor, specifically the rumored 4-A15 + 4-A7 configuration?

49. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i sure hope so! but, most likely tablets will get it first due to production cap.

13. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

With these advances in chip industry ..power management plus output boost.. plus the growing popularity of android in so many appliances not just smartphones, I bet PC's territory is under a great threat. if an android tablet can out perform or match a laptop ( see how some netbooks choke on flash material for instance) then I can see people getting pulled away from PC's soon.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

PC sales are already being cannibalized by tablets. There was an article to that effect on PA about 3 to 4 months ago. This development will accelerate the process. Also, cannibalization is why MS is releasing Surface Pro - that is basically a desktop-strength (Intel i5 CPU) tablet.

20. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yeah but the pro is just a clumsy compromise in that regard .. it's too thick and heavy to be used as a classic tablet. X86 will have to wait for Haswell to really enter the tablet space

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Pro (and RT) is v. 1.0 on the theme. Wait for the new improved editions with Sammy's new chip.

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This should be ready for the Galaxy 5.. it could perhaps push that A15 to 2.5ghz and make the phone as powerful as a high end laptop. : o In any case, classic tablets at least will soon turn into full - capable computing devices

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I fixed your post - Classic tablets from Sammy at least will soon turn into full - capable computing devices.

7. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Intel might have to reconsider its 18NM process :D, Sammy u go get em tiger..

50. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i thought they were looking in to 7 and 9 nm processes

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Cool!

5. redmd

Posts: 1970; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I want one!

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2™®©

31. redmd

Posts: 1970; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

but Samsung should focus on build quality also.

4. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Samsung FTW !!! Please, Note III

41. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

yeah i hope the Note III comes with samsung's fastest chip, still love my Note II !

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Now you're talking!

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Hahaha! Apple thinks they can compete with Sammy on chips? Think again! Time for Apple to run to Intel. Otherwise, Sammy will be eating Apple's Lunch. And Dinner.

10. APPLE4THEWI

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Apple will always come on top in terms of quality, capabilities, and sales. Whoops guess that was everything... oh well

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Please post back in two years or so when Apple has selected Intel as its mobile chip supplier. BTW, I didn't know that Apple is leading the sales of smartphones vs. Android smartphones. Could you post a link backing up your claim?

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