Just 8 months after Exynos 4 was introduced, Samsung unveiled new Exynos 5 Octa processor at CES. The Octa chip will be able to handle some serious multitasking. Browsing and downloading will be seamless and uninterrupted. HD movies will be streamed at highest picture quality.
At the keynote Samsung’s Stephen Woo said that the Exynos 5 Octa will perform at the
“level of pure processing power never before seen in a mobile device.”
Designed for high-end devices Exynos 5 Octa has been designed on ARM’s ‘Big.Little’ technology which pairs smaller energy conscious ARM Cortex-A7 processor with powerful Cortex A-15. The idea is to maximize the power while keeping the resources to minimum. This concept relies on manufacturers, OS and app developers to get the most out of the pair by switching on and turning off each chip depending on what performance is necessary for particular task. Mapping for example is handled by the little guy while resource heavy applications and games are done by Cortex A-15 multicore processor.
Warren East, CEO of ARM confirmed that this Octa chip “provides roughly two times the performance with half the power consumption.”
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