In a brazen attempt to look better than its competition, MediaTek has unveiled the MT6592, a processor which it is claiming is the world’s first true octa-core mobile platform, all I object to is MediaTek’s insistence that the Samsung Exynos 5420 doesn’t exist!
Samsung and ARM are continuing to underline the Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP) capabilities of the Exynos 5420 processor by releasing a set of videos which show how the different cores are used under different workload scenarios.
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Exynos Octa 5420 used in the Galaxy Note 3 supports heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP). This means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the first true eight core device available to the general public.
MediaTek and Samsung are both preparing to launch their first true eight core processors, but do we really need so many cores, and will handset manufacturers leap at this new technology?
MediaTek has unveiled a couple of new processors lately, but the new MT8135 is the company’s first attempt at a big.LITTLE chip, promising high performance and minimal power consumption.
Following Qualcomm’s and Apple’s lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors.
Is this a good move by Samsung or should it stick with ARM designed cores?
ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9. If you buy a mid-range Android smartphone in 2014 it could well be powered by this design.
The decline of the Exynos SoC: how did we come to the disappointment of the Exynos 5 Octa and where can Samsung go from here?
While the Chromebook may not have what we consider those “big” tasks, it very well could in the near future. With Packaged Apps on the horizon, Chromebooks may need a lot more processing power.
Industry sources suggest that MediaTek is working on its own cheaper big.LITTLE chip for mid-range handsets, and it’s scheduled to be released before the end of 2013.