Earlier this month we were teased with invites to Samsung's Mobile Unpacked event on May 3rd, where it will be presenting the next Galaxy smartphone. To add to the anticipation, Samsung has introduced its Exynos 4 Quad-core processor designed for future smartphones and tablets, specifically the upcoming Galaxy S III.
“Already in production, the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.”
The Exynos 4 Quad is clocked at 1.4GHz on all four ARM Cortex A9 cores, and claims to have 20-percent lower power consumption than its predecessors due to its 32 nm High-k Metal Gate technology and quad-core efficiency. To further improve battery life, the Exnyos 4 Quad features the ability to turn on and off each core depending on the needs of your workload. Not only does the new processor feature a power-saving design, it also claims to have double the processing power of its 45 nm based Exnyos 4 Dual predecessor.
“The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices,” said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.”
To see all the benefits the Exynos 4 Quad has to offer, visit the official product page (opens in new tab).
I hope the GPU is at least as fast as the SGX543 in iphone 4s and ipad2
Can't wait to upgrade my dated Droid X!
Power usage doesn't work like that. A dual core i3 with a 65w TDP compared to a quad core i7 with a 95w TDP. Guess what? Double the cores, roughly double the performance (assuming the clock frequencies are the same), but only a 50% higher TDP. Of course, TDP does not translate directly into power consumption, but even if you go buy actual power consumption, it still isn't double. This math is a lot more complex than cut the core count in half or in four and power usage scales identically.
leeashtonSamsung still have a LONG way to go to get performance and efficiency like TI, TI have a 900MHz dual core processor that not only beats a 4 core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.7 GHZ its almost 4 times faster!
That TI CPU is based on Cortex A15, not A9. They are different architectures and Cortex A15 cores have far higher IPC than Cortex A9 cores. Also, I don't think that the difference between the Cortex A15 and the A9 is THAT high, so I'll have to ask for a link to where you got that information as I make a quick look through Google myself.
Also, Tegra 3 is not 1.7GHz and if I remember correctly, it's 1.3GHz or 1.2GHz with a small turbo that only reaches like one or two hundred MHz above it's base frequency.