Monday, July 22, 2013

Samsung's Exynos5 Mobile Processor Packs 8 ARM Cores + 6 GPU Cores

Samsung Electronics Co. introduced its latest Exynos processor with top level of graphic performance driven by a six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU and powered by four ARM Cortex-A15 processors at 1.8GHz with four additional Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3 GHz in a big.LITTLE processing implementation.

Samsung said its new Exynos 5 Octa boosts 3D graphic processing capabilities  by 2X compared to its predecessor. It is able to perform General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU), thereby accelerating complex and computationally intensive algorithms or operations, traditionally processed by the CPU. It also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1, which enables the horsepower needed in multi-layer rendering of high-end, complex gaming scenarios, post-processing and sharing of photos and video, as well as general high-function multi-tasking operations.

The new Exynos 5 Octa processor also features a memory bandwidth of 14.9 gigabytes per second paired with a dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz, enabling an industry-leading fast data processing and support for full HD Wifi display. This new processor also incorporates a variety of full HD 60 frames per second video hardware codec engines for 1080p video recording and playback.

Sampling is underway. Mass production is slated for August.