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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa CPU to have use of all 8 cores at one time starting in Q4

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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa CPU to have use of all 8 cores at one time starting in Q4
When MediaTek introduced the world's first true octa-core chip in July, that put pressure on Korean OEM Samsung. After all, the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa can only use one set of four cores at a time while the MT8135 can use all eight cores at a time. But thanks to the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing solution, the Samsung chip will also be able to use all eight cores at once, starting in the fourth quarter.

The setup allows big heavy duty tasks to run on the "big" A15 cores and small housekeeping chores can run on the "LITTLE" A7 cores without having to switch back and forth as currently required. Sammy's presser points out that being able to access all eight cores at once will improve 3D gaming, Augmented Reality, and advanced web browsing.


Samsung didn't say that we would see these chips in any current smartphone model, but it is a good bet that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will implement the silicon in at least some regions.



source: Samsung via Engadget
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