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

Samsung is reportedly going to launch two 64-bit chip families at CES 2014, the Exynos 6 and Exynos S, each at least 1.43 times faster than the Snapdragon 800.
December 29, 2013

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.


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.