Samsung to announce Exynos 6 and Exynos S at CES?

Samsung to announce Exynos 6 and Exynos S at CES?
Just the other day, we showed you how Samsung was hinting at an announcement it will make at the upcoming CES, relating to its Exynos chips. Speculation has now arisen about what the announcement will cover. According to this rumor, the Samsung Exynos 6 will be presented. This is an octa-core SoC that will be used on the Samsung Galaxy S5, according to the report.

Thanks to the inclusion of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) in the Exynos 6, this will be a true octa-core chip like the MediaTek MT6592. It won't be a big.LITTLE chip that uses only one set of four cores at one time. But there is more. The rumor states that Samsung will introduce the Exynos S at the same time as the Exynos 6. While the latter will use ARM's 64-bit core, the Exynos S will use Samsung's own 64-bit core. According to the report, it will be 1.43 times faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, although which version of Qualcomm's silicon was not mentioned.

While there has been speculation that Samsung would enable HMP on the Exynos 5410 and Exynos 5420 via a software update, and thus convert the two chips to true-octa core status, the report reveals that the Exynos 5410 lacks both the hardware and software to be updated in this manner. The good news is that the Exynos 5420 is only missing the software to enable HMP so that chip could be updated into becoming a true octa-core processor. Bottom line? It's a bummer for those with the international Samsung Galaxy S4, powered by the Exynos 5410, and good news for the international Samsung Galaxy Note 3 driven by the Exynos 5420.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: MyDrivers (translated), SamMobile via GforGames

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