Samsung already testing Exynos chipset with custom CPU cores for the Galaxy S7?

Samsung already testing Exynos chipset with custom CPU cores for the Galaxy S7?
In early April, it was brought to our attention that Samsung doesn't plan to rely on stock ARM cores to keep up with mobile processor evolution. The technological giant is designing custom CPU cores codenamed Mongoose, which will employ ARMv8 architecture. Rumors suggest the silicon is being worked on since 2011 and is currently deep in testing. We already got to learn elaborate details, such as the core's reported maximum clock speed (2.3GHz) and preliminary benchmark result that posted 45% better single-core performance than the Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6. This means the new CPU could bring the typical doubling of performance over a year, which has become the norm in mobile application processors.

Today, we get to learn that the latest development tools for ARM cores, which include support for ARM Cortex (A17, A72) cores, also come with support for a certain Samsung Exynos M1 core, which we currently know under the codename Mongoose. This confirms that Samsung is hard at work at new CPU cores for its smart products, and goes to suggest that the giant's software development partners are already toying with it as well.

The Exynos 7420-powered Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge have been on the market for less than a month now, but Samsung is already developing custom processing tech for flagship mobile products. Coming up with the next-gen Exynos chip so early means Samsung clearly has plans to incorporate it into the Galaxy S6's successor. Mass production of the chip could begin in 9 to 12 months from now, which sounds appropriate if a Galaxy S7 is to be introduced in the usual March-April time-frame.

It is rumored that the Exynos M1 will feature Heterogeneous System Architecture, employing GPU stream processors for general purpose processing. We have good reason to assume Samsung will be following this path, as the company is a member of the HSA Foundation, which unites the industry's leading silicon slingers - AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, Texas Instruments, Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm® - around a common approach to heterogeneous processing.


source: KitGuru

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26 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Go sammy go...

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I just can't imagine what will be technology that will be seen in the hands of my grand children i.e. 40 yrs from now.

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

think of it as how dead arcade machines are right now

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

They'll be cyborgs with implants that will allow their minds access to the web; assuming the technological singularity does come to pass in 2045 as many computer experts predict.

3. seven7dust unregistered

HSA but lacks software Expproblem and developers support typical android OEM problem

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its not like iOS supports HSA So its not an Android problem Its because there's no ARM hardware that supports HSA Once there's hardware, the software support will come After all, most the HSA Foundation are (or were) heavily involved in Android E.g. Founders: AMD, ARM, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Imagination and Texas Instruments Promoters: LG Supporters: Linaro Contributors: Broadcom, Huawei, Marvell, Sony, Toshiba,...

23. seven7dust unregistered

but iO.S supports metal APIs ,which is a pre-cursor to HSA in some ways since it allows a few compute tasks via Gpu. kinda like DirectX 12. Apple is better at implemeting this stuff , Android needs to wait on google for O.S level implemetation, Google is not too good with regards to new GPU technologies.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nope, Metal is totally different to HSA Metal is a low-level graphics API It basically allows game devs to take full advantage of the hardware Android supports OpenSL ES 3.1, which is the latest version of OpenSL ES OpenSL ES 3.1 is the pre-cursor to Vulkan Vulkan is very similar to Metal and DirectX 12, in fact its based off AMD's Mantle They are both on par at implemeting this stuff Google always adds support for new GPU technologies quickly, same as Appple HSA basically to do with getting different types of processers to work together efficiently as a team (includes GPUs, CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, ...) The closest pre-cursor to HSA is OpenCL OpenCL is also basically to do with getting different types of processers to work together efficiently as a team (includes GPUs, CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, ...) Lollipop supports OpenCL 2.0, the latest version of OpenCL at the time of Lollipop's release, 2.1 was only released this March iOS has no official support for OpenCL Metal/Vulkan are low-level versions of OpenGL ES/DirectX 11 HSA in a way is a low-level version of OpenCL

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

now this is innovation

5. seven7dust unregistered

Expertise

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

maybe already in the Note 5? I hope so :D

15. FluffyBled unregistered

Dang ... if that's so .. I'm f*cking getting one!

7. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I think i like the design of the s6 better.

9. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Yeah, I'll stick with the S6 Edge better.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

calm down, thats just concept render from guy named hasan.. nothing to do with real S7

8. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This is why Samsung S6 have big numbers price. Samsung invest (and release on market) in R&D. My respects Samsung!

10. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

"doubling of performance over a year, which has become the norm in mobile application processors." Really? Can you show us this doubling of performance from the S600 to S801 and then to S810? Because i cant see it.

16. FluffyBled unregistered

Well ... you know there are always exceptions :P!

17. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Of course, i forgot about the exceptions :)

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and dont forget about ..., A6, A7, A8,....

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

too soon? (maybe not)

18. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

lets hope they don't shrink the battery capacity to "match" last yrs battery life

19. GeekMovement unregistered

Not a very attractive S7 concept render imo. S6/S6 Edge looks much better.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

blame hasan then :D

24. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

That's called forward thinking which Qualcomm doesen't had and ruined the 810...!!!

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The GS7 better not look like a fat and chunky Suck T C phone like those renders portray. O.o

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