Mar 16, 2013

Samsung starts mass production of Eight Core Processor: The Exynos 5 Octa [News]

Samsung announced that it will begin mass production of its newest eight-core chip, the Exynos 5 Oct...


Samsung announced that it will begin mass production of its newest eight-core chip, the Exynos 5 Octa, created from the ARM architecture. According to the manufacturer, the processor will begin to production lines between April and June this year, which could mean more devices may be on the way to come to the market with this new processor.

Samsung starts mass production of Eight Core Processor The Exynos 5 Octa [News]

Exynos 5 Octa will use big.LITTLE™ architecture announced in CES.

Since Samsung announced at CES this year, the eight-core chip is a kind of hybrid processor between the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7. Thus, the company was able to manage the expenditure of energy and still greatly improve the performance of devices that rely on the device. According to the manufacturer, the Exynos 5 could save up to 70% energy compared to other components of the genre.

Samsung starts mass production of Eight Core Processor  The Exynos 5 Octa [News]

Will this processor may also be used by other brands?

In the end, until now known only from a device that has this new processor from Samsung: the newly introduced Galaxy S4. However, no other information regarding whether there will be any other company to use this microprocessor in their device as of yet, but it is believed that one or more partner brand will actually purchase these processors. Even so, the name of these companies remains a great mystery.

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