Samsung Intros More Powerful Exynos 5 Octa Processor
Samsung today announced the Exynos 5420 to its range of system-on-a-chip mobile processors. The 5420 is among the first to add a six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU processor for improved 3D graphics. According to Samsung, the 5420 has twice the graphics processing power of its predecessor. It can handle 1080p HD video record and playback at 60 frames per second and can also push full HD video to Wi-Fi displays. The 5420 has eight application processor cores arranged in a big.LITTLE configuration. There are four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four ARM Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. This allows the chip to maximize performance versus power efficiency. Samsung says it offers a 20% improvement in power needs compared to the previous generation chip. The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 is currently sampling and will reach mass production by August.
Samsung's Exynos 9 Chip Uses 10nm Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors.
Samsung Reveals Exynos 7870 for Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a new mobile processor that targets mid-level handsets. The 7870 is manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process and consumes 30% less power than the previous generation 7xxx chip.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Xiaomi Announces the Surge S1, Its First Mobile Processor
Xiaomi today showed off the Surge S1, a mobile processor that it developed in-house. Only a handful of companies make their own processors, including Apple, Huawei, and Samsung.
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