Empower your tablets with the new Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip
For all you Samsung fans, here is news for you to rejoice. The brand has recently announced the launch of its System on Chip (SoC) Exynos 5 Octa. If you have used the first version of the chip, which was launched in 2010, you will love to also explore this updated version as the latest one is set with several bug fixes, a new six-core GPU with 3D graphics capabilities… This announcement was made last Tuesday in Seoul.
In a statement, released to the media, Pete Hutton, executive vice president and general manager, Media Processing Division, at chip maker ARM shared that “ARM big.LITTLE and ARM Artisan Physical IP technologies continue to be at the heart of the Octa series and now complement the new functionality brought by ARM GPU Compute”. This implies that users can definitely look forward to a SoC that will facilitate seamless switching between high-power cores, land the desktop-quality editing of video and pictures on your mobile devices, and also will empower your batteries for a longer life.
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Chip
Here is a few of the most vibrant features of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Chip:
- The chip is based on 6-core GPU
- The processor is powered by four ARM Cortex-A15 processors (1.8GHz)
- And four additional Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3 GHz in a big.LITTLE configuration
- It boasts of a power-saving design
- Multiple image compression IP block helps to lower system power
- The chip is set with a 14.9 GB/ second memory bandwidth
- Dual-channel LPDDR3 (933MHz) aids in HD WI FI display
- LTE Support
Samsung VP of System LSI marketing Taehoon Kim has smartly defined the need to manufacture such a robust chip by maintaining that "Demand for richer graphic experiences is growing rapidly nowadays. In order to meet that demand from both OEMs and end users, we developed this processor which enables superb graphical performance without compromising power consumption."
Mass production for the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Chip will begin in August; so till you actually get to use it and empower your mobile devices, especially tablets, keep the expectations soaring high.