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Samsung Offers Peek at Next-Gen Exynos Processor

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Aug 10, 2012, 7:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Samsung recently revealed details of the Exynos 5 Dual, a new mobile processor for smartphones and tablets. The Exynos 5 Dual is a system-on-a-chip and is based on a 32nm process for power efficiency. It runs two Cortex A15 processors at 1.7GHz per core and supports WQXGA (2560 x 1600) displays, 1080p video capture at 60 frames per second, advanced 3D graphics, USB 3.0, and SATA3. The Exynos 5 Dual integrates the eDP controller and PHY transceiver in order to further boost power efficiency (down 30% from previous-gen chips), reduce the size of the SoC, and reduce the bill of materials. Samsung believes the Exynos 5 Dual will be ideal for multimedia smartphones and tablets. Samsung didn't specify when the chip would be ready for production.

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Aug 10, 2012, 8:21 AM

So if I'm reading this right...

"two Cortex A15 processors at 1.7GHz per core" so as the Exynos 5 is a quad core, this means the Exynos 5 Dual is eight cores and each core runs at 1.7 GHz?

Holy battery eating technology Batman!
Wait wait...that's the Exynos 4 which is a quad core. So the Exynos 5 Dual is only a dual core.

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