Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa 8-Core Mobile Processor Detailed

A new report has revealed the first alleged details of Samsung's recently-revealed 8-core mobile processor, the Exynos 5 Octa.

According to AnandTech, the chip, which is the world's first mobile processor to sport eight cores, will utilize a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU running at 533Mhz. Comparatively, Apple's A5X chip found in the iPad 3 houses a less-powerful GPU based on the PowerVR SGX 543MP4.

As for the Octa's GPU, it clocks in at 533Mhz, while Apple's A6 GPU integrated in the iPhone 5 runs at 266Mhz, with the iPad 4's A6X GPU clocking in at about 300Mhz.

Samsung is expected to make the Galaxy S4 the first device on the planet to feature a eight-core processor.

 

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  • It's 4 A7 and 4 A15 core. Using A15 for performance task and A7 for battery saving.
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  • Is it just me or is it redundant to state "Exynos 5 Octa 8-Core"?
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  • I can see me buying a tablet powered by one of these come next christmas time.
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  • First device on the planet to feature eight-core processor.

    I guess Android OS and apps are highly threaded then?
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  • Surely they must have a reason for an octo-core, or did something got miscommunicated between Samsung and the media (or Zak), or did the engineers and management though a decade too far ahead of time?
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