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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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  • craciunator
    I can see me buying a tablet powered by one of these come next christmas time.
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  • Pyree
    First device on the planet to feature eight-core processor.

    I guess Android OS and apps are highly threaded then?
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  • A Bad Day
    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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  • Pyree
    It's 4 A7 and 4 A15 core. Using A15 for performance task and A7 for battery saving.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    A Bad DaySurely 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?It's Zak, and marketing. Just read the original article, it's more informative and less misleading:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6654/samsungs-exynos-5-octa-powered-by-powervr-sgx-544mp3-not-arms-mali

    It's a 4+4 design, 4 Cortex A15's and 4 Cortex A7's.
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  • gekko668
    I guess Samsung skip the 6-cores and went straight to 8. I wonder how good is the battery life with these sucker on the next android phones
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  • A Bad Day
    I recall seeing a picture of a 100-core mobile processor. However, almost all of it was devoted to non-standard computing tasks. Some were meant to decode videos, others to decode audio, additional ones to do the graphic workload, and etc.
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  • sean1357
    I think it's a FPGA Stratix V with low power. Can it play Crysis????
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  • sean1357
    I think it is a FPGA Stratix V with low power. Can it play Crysis?
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  • mr_tuel
    Is it just me or is it redundant to state "Exynos 5 Octa 8-Core"?
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