Samsung Announces the Exynos 5 octa-core processor
Samsung’s real strength lies beyond the manufacture of end-user consumer products, like mobile devices and TV sets. The company also has significant research capability in developing high-end components such as display, memory and processors. In a keynote speech at CES 2013, Samsung said that it’s keen on serving the needs of digitally-inclined users. The upcoming Exynos 5 octa-core processor will be only of them.
The new chip is based on ARM’s innovative big.LITTLE architecture; four powerful ARM Cortex A15 cores are backed by four energy-efficient Cortex A7 cores used only for basic computing tasks. By switching between these core clusters, devices running Exynos 5 Octa will deliver exceptional performance without sacrificing battery life.
The new architecture is based on 28nm manufacturing technology and Samsung has plans to eventually migrate to 20nm, 14nm and 10nm processes in the future. Samsung also takes the opportunity to introduce its latest display and memory technologies.