Rumor: New 64-bit Exynos 6, Exynos S octa-core chips are at least 1.43x faster than Snapdragon 800

December 29, 2013
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After Samsung has teased some Exynos news for CES 2014 on its Exynos Twitter account (image above,) a new report from China suggests the company may have two new chip versions in the works, which will be unveiled at the Las Vegas trade show in a few days.

These are the Exynos 6 (Exynos 6 Octa) that’s based on ARM chip architecture and the Exynos S, that’s reportedly based on Samsung’s own technology.

According to MyDrivers, both chips will pack eight cores and both will be 64-bit processors. The Exynos 6 is expected to be based on ARM Cortex-A50 architecture – it’s said to have a quad-core Cortex-A57 cluster and a quad-core Cortex-A53 cluster – and to be 1.53x faster than Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 800 chip that’s used in various Android devices, including Samsung models.

Many details about the Exynos S aren’t known at the time, but the publication says that the Exynos S will also be faster than the Snapdragon 800, but slower than the Exynos 6 chips – Samsung’s custom chips are said to offer a performance that’s 1.43x faster than Qualcomm’s top 2013 mobile chip.

While this is just an unconfirmed rumor at this point – so don’t get too excited about the prospect of having faster chips in your 2014 mobile devices just yet – GforGames reminds us of a Samsung presentation that took place in early November during Analyst Day, which showed the following slide.

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In the presentation, Samsung reportedly talks about two 64-bit chips for the future, one based on ARM’s architecture, and one based on Samsung’s. So far, in addition to Apple, only Qualcomm has announced a 64-bit chip for mobile devices – however, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processor will equip entry-level to mid-range 2014 mobile devices.

Luckily, CES 2014 kicks off in a few days, at which point we’ll be able to tell you more details about Samsung’s Exynos-related announcements.

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