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.
Dec 4, 2019
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 865, its new top-end chipset to power flagship phones in 2020. Unlike most previous Snapdragon chips, the 865 is split into two physical chips: the main processor chip and a separate radio modem chip that includes a 5G modem based on the company's X55 5G modem.
Nov 14, 2018
Samsung is upping its AI game. Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 9820, a system-on-a-chip for premiere smartphones such as the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Feb 27, 2018
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Mar 22, 2018
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Series 9610 mobile application processor, a chip built using Samsung's 10nm FinFET process that targets high-end smartphones. The octa-core processor has four Cortex A-73 cores at 2.3 GHz and four Cortex A-53 cores at 1.6 GHz.
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