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Samsung Intros 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa Processor

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Jan 9, 2013, 1:02 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung today announced its next-generation mobile processor, called the Exynos 5 Octa. As the name implies, the 5 Octa has eight processor cores. The cores are grouped in two sets of four: one set of ARM Cortex A15s and one set of ARM Cortex A7s. The A15s can be used for the more intensive computing tasks while the A7s can be used for low-power computing needs. According to Samsung, the A7s will help reduce power needs by up to 70% compared to its Exynos 5 processor. The Exynos 5 Octa uses 28nm processes, though Samsung said it will reduce its chips to 10nm processes in the coming years. The 5 Octa was designed for flagship smartphones and tablets.

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Jan 12, 2013, 4:34 PM

Actual performance increase

This hype is huge, but, will there actuially be a marked increase in non-graphical responce times?

I understand the need for more cores if you are playing hi-res games, or using very demanding applications, however beyond that, I don't see a practical application.

If the processor is more expensive to produce, and is must faster specifically for games, you can count me out.

On a dual core 1.5 Ghz phone, I have never, EVER sat there and through - "Wow, android operating system, if only you could move faster". Everything is super snappy with a dual core 1.5 S4.

Maybe for games this will be great, but for anything else? Why even bother, go for a 1ghz or sub processor.
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Jan 9, 2013, 1:17 PM

Got cores?

Wow, what are phones becoming?
Eee_err Eee_err said:
Wow, what are phones becoming?

Question is, what are people becoming?
Specially designed for Octo-Mom?
This is why phone battery life is so lousy....all they are interested in doing is just beefing them up with more and more ludicrous and unnecessary specs....but not bothering to even attempt to upgrade the battery.

So you get a phone with an 8 co...
i dont even have a quad-core PC yet. ☹️ and 8 cores in a phone? im such a fossil...

Jan 9, 2013, 4:58 PM

i bet it stills cant do JAVA APPLET!

i need my JAVA APPLET so i can stream live stock quotes or level ii quotes!
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