Samsung hints at Exynos announcement during CES

Samsung hints at Exynos announcement during CES
A tweet sent out Friday from the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account, hints that something is coming for the Exynos line during CES 2014. The tweet points out that CES 2014 is right around the corner and asks if you're ready to unlock Samsung Exynos. This could have to do with the 64-bit Exynos chip supposedly being developed by Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy S5, the next version of the Korean OEM's flagship Android phone.

Since Apple launched the Apple iPhone 5s with a 64-bit A7 processor, other chipmakers have thrown their hat in the ring, saying that they too are are working on a 64-bit chip. Even Qualcomm, where an executive had called the 64-bit A7 a "gimmick," has done a 180 degree reversal and announced a low-end 64-bit chip of its own..

Another possibility is that this is related to Samsung's use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing that can allegedly turn the Samsung Exynos 5 into a true octa-core chip with all 8 cores active at once, like the MediaTek MT6592. Currently, the big.LITTLE architecture on the Exynos 5 allows only one set of four cores to be active at a single time.

source: SamsungExynos via SammyHub



1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You guys always manage to squeeze in Apple and their 64 bit chip in every article related to chips. It is not possible for sammy to announce a 64 bit chip just after few months of Apple announcing theirs. People with common sense should know that this chip is something sammy has been working on for sometime now. Apple releasing theirs first doesn't mean the competition wasn't working on it. enough of the Apple first thing. Its getting annoying. We all know it will blow the A7 out of the water and next yr Apple will come back and regain the crown with the A8 and it continues like that. grow up Phonearena. your news are sometimes annoying

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple was the first to release a 64-bit chip. It's pretty hard not to reference them since the A7 is the fastest chip in the market despite it being being dual core and underclocked than the S800 and Exynos 5400 series.

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Intel's Baytrail Atom is faster. But in terms of phone SOC's you're right.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Z3770 is roughly on par with the A7 in terms of CPU, but the A7 has a much better GPU. And the only reason the CPU is on par is because of the higher clock speed; 1.5 GHz w/ 2.4 GHz turbo on the Atom compared to 1.3 GHz on the A7, and the Atom is quad core.

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

FYI, Apple A7 is faster than Bay Trail in single core performance. A7 processing power is close to 2010 mac mini (which is Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz) How can it be? First, A7 has more than 1 billion transistors, that's a huge number for mobile devices. As a comparison, Intel six core Gulftown has 1.2 Billion transistors. I wonder what kind of "flavor" that Apple puts into its ARM based CPU to make that huge. Second, Apple is also experienced in designing CPU. I still remember the day when Apple PowerPC with its efficient architecture & the presence of L3 cache beat Intel Pentium 3. Third, some ex-AMD employees work for Apple. I see now ARM is the biggest threat for Intel x86 architecture. Intel has no innovations since sandy bridge CPU, except raising the clock & better iGPU.

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Even Apple plans to replace its Mac CPU from intel to ARM.

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

More cores does not always mean more perofrmance There is nothing surprising of the fact that why apple A7 chips is fastest beating quad and octa cores the cores in A7 are Cortex A57 Based custom design which is way superior in every way than Cortex A15 based exynos or krait 400 cores the same way as 1.5 ghz 4 x cortex a7 are much weaker than 1.0 ghz dual core krait

8. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

my friend at qual told me that the 64bit snaps are getting worked on right now.. he has not got the chips yet.. he puts the chips on prototype phones/tablets... apple sure is pushing everyone with this 64BIT thing.. but for now im sure my note 3 will be good for the next 2 years lol.. dont game much mostly movies/web/networking

9. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I dont see the reasoning here the tegra 5 has dx11, dx3d, open cl, cuda and open gl 4.4 I would be more interested in the competitor to that

10. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that people seem to be forgetting who actually makes the 64bit A7 processor for Apple. It's Samsung that make them, so I think it would only be fitting for Samsung to be the next one to release a 64 bit processor.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They are Apple's design though, Samsung is just manufacturing them. But Samsung has been working on the 64-bit Exynos for the past 2 years, Apple's iPhone release cycle is merely a few month earlier than the Galaxy S line. They are the only two (alongside with ARM) that took 64-bit early and from scratch, Qualcomm and the others and caught by surprise and rushing things.

12. AciMars

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

LOL iphone earlier than Galaxy S, actually Galaxy S earlier than iphone


Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Samsung is the new APPLE. That is why Apple keeps suing them. Envy.

14. Sreddy unregistered

i wouldnt say that..the courts does not jugde based on so called ''envy'' and samsung ends up paying apple.. its more like samsung is copying somethings of apple..

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