There have been octacores out there before, but there was always a caveat preventing them from being true 8-core processors. MediaTek has changed all that.
One of the of the big improvements brought by Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa (5420) SoC is a brand new six-core Mali T-628 GPU. The advance in graphics performance over last year’s chips is clearly visible in a video comparison.
Samsung announced the Exynos 5420, a refresh of the Exynos 5 Octa chip that powers some models of the Galaxy S4. The new, faster chip might be free of the bug that crippled the first Exynos 5 Octa.
Samsung has started teasing for a “more powerful, enhanced Exynos 5 Octa.” According to Samsung, the new processor will be officially launched next week. Read on for more details!
MediaTek appears to be working on a new octo-core Cortex A7 based processor, named the MT6592. The chip is set to go into mass production in November this year.
A fair bit has changed in the mobile processor space since we last took a look at the market earlier in the year. Here’s a round-up of all the mobile processor news for the second quarter of the year.
In a recent test conducted by ABI Research, Intel’s CloverTrail+ proves to be superior to Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 in both performance and current draw.
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?
Samsung has chosen (or has been forced) to ship the Galaxy S4 with two different processors – one model contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other Samsung’s very own Exynos Octa. What most consumers don’t know is that Samsung might be in a position to increase the performance of Exynos Octa based Galaxy S4 devices by as much as 10 percent this summer just by releasing new software.
The head of Samsung Mobile and the co-CEO of Samsung Electronics J. K. Shin has told buyers that it doesn’t matter which processor is running in their new Galaxy S4 and that most people won’t notice a difference, nor will they really care.