Samsung Unveils Exynos 5 Dual Architecture
Processor war in the mobile space now seems to be more interesting than the same struggle in the desktop side of the industry. Samsung has just revealed a new processor called the Exynos 5 Dual and it is claimed to be the first ever mobile processor built based on ARM Cortex-A15 architecture.
The Exynos 5 Dual is just a dual-core chip, but Samsung said that it has superior performance compared to the earlier Exynos 4 quad-core used by the Galaxy S3. Clocked at 1.7GHz, the processor is backed up by a Mali T-604 GPU and it offers supports for SATA III and USB 3.0 controllers for faster data transfer. While it is uncertain how a smartphone or tablet would connect to a SATA III storage media, the use of USB 3.0 port would certainly speed up synchronization and data traffic immensely. The architecture also boasts support for a new technology called the WiFi Display and it allows users to stream media file from mobile devices to a supported TV model.
Thanks to the powerful Mali T-604 graphic solution, future mobile devices will be able to support up to the unbelievable 2560×1600 resolution and stereoscopic 3D technology at the same time. It is unclear whether there’d be a quad-core version of the Exynos 5.