Samsung has been talking up its new octa-core processor for a while now. The little processor sounds really good on paper, but if you're the sort who wants to see it in action before you pass judgment you'll appreciate these videos. The Exynos 5 octa chip has been recorded on video performing some of its multiprocessing shenanigans.
Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processors have thus far been of a variety that allows for four of the eight cores to be used at one time. This will no longer be the reality beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, however, with Samsung announcing that with the use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing the Exynos 5 Octa will be able to use all eight cores at once.
Samsung is teasing a new version of its flagship Exynos 5 Octa processor, the eight-core chip found in some versions of the Galaxy S 4, with a full reveal of the "more powerful" SoC next week. The new chip, Samsung took to Twitter to gloat about, is billed as an "evolution" of the existing Exynos 5 Octa, though aside from unspecified performance improvements the South Korean company is vague as to what changes we can expect.
When you're getting to know the 8 CPU cores of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC, you'll first want to understand that they absolutely do not work the same way as multi-core mobile processors have in the past. While the Exynos 5 Octa does have 8 CPU cores, they're never being used all at once. Instead you've got 2 distinct pairs of 4 CPU cores, four of them "big", the other four "LITTLE". The Exynos 5 Octa SoC works with what's called big.LITTLE architecture, this term coming from the British processor company ARM.
It isn't that often we get to write about an exploit that is both awesome and horrible at the same time, but today we're doing just that. A user over at the XDA Developers Forum has gone searching through Samsung Exynos kernels and has found one whopper of an exploit. This exploits affects a number of Samsung-made devices, along with potentially any device using an Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor and Samsung kernels, so a lot of Android users should be on the look out this evening.
Samsung has revealed details of the new Exynos 5 Dual, the company's latest chipset for smartphones and tablets, packing a pair of Cortex-A15 cores for superlative mobile power. The new 32nm SoC packs twin 1.7GHz cores and supports up to 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution - interesting, given the persistent rumors that Samsung is readying an 11.8-inch tablet at just that resolution - along with 1080p 60fps hardware deceleration and 3D graphics.
Samsung has officially announced the Exynos 4 Quad, the 1.4GHz quad-core chipset that the company says will be at the core of the Galaxy S3. Based on four ARM Cortex A9 cores and promising double the performance of its Exynos 4 Dual predecessor while using 20-percent less power, the Samsung Exynos 4 Quad uses High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power tech and a custom power-management companion chip that automatically controls the cores so as to balance grunt and efficiency.
Samsung has announced its latest mobile chipset, the Samsung Exynos 5250, a 2GHz dual-core intended for next-gen smartphones and tablets. Based around a pair of ARM Cortex-A15 cores, the Exynos 5250 follows Samsung's wildly successful 4210, the chip at the heart of the best-selling Galaxy S II series of handsets. Raising the game, the new Exynos boosts 3D graphics performance by four times.
Samsung has announced its latest Exynos mobile processor, the Samsung Exynos 4212, a 1.5GHz dual-core chip intended for the company's upcoming smartphones and tablets. Built using 32nm processes, the Exynos 4212 has apparently been designed for 3D gaming and graphics in mind, with developers Gameloft already onboard with a selection of titles that take advantage of the new chip's abilities.