Spotlight on the Exynos 5 Octa
April 17, 2013
There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Exynos 5 Octa, Samsung's newest addition to the Exynos family of processors and the world's first ARM®-based octa-core mobile CPU. On the newly-launched Exynos 5 Octa official product page, you'll find details on the processor that will be running variants of Samsung's latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Thanks to advanced mobile technologies like ARM® big.LITTLE™ processing, the Exynos 5 Octa will be bringing high performance, increased power efficiency and extended battery life to the industry's premium smartphones and tablets.
High Performance and Power Efficiency with ARM® Big.LITTLE™
The Exynos 5 Octa is based on ARM® big.LITTLE processing technology, which couples high-performance ARM® Cortex™-A15 CPU cores with more power-efficient Cortex™-A7 cores to create a powerful system that's also energy-efficient. With big.LITTLE architecture, the Exynos 5 Octa can provide maximum performance with up to 70 percent greater energy efficiency than Cortex-A15-only systems.
Big.LITTLE is all about using the right processor for the right task; by selecting the optimal CPU for each workload, this powerful chipset saves a significant amount of energy and extends battery life. Four "big" Cortex-A15 cores take on intensive tasks like 3D gaming and media-rich browsing, while four "LITTLE" Cortex-A7 cores handle less intensive workloads and routine tasks like email and texting.
What does all of this mean for users? You'll be able to do all of things you want to, for longer. Whether it's graphics-heavy mobile gaming, watching Full HD movies or multitasking across several applications, you can use your device's full bandwidth without having to constantly monitor battery life.
Realistic 3D Gaming with a Powerful GPU
Inside the Exynos 5 Octa, you'll find Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU. This powerful GPU drives stereoscopic 3D graphics and supports OpenGL ES 2.0, for a realistic, immersive 3D gaming experience well-suited to FPS and racing games. If you're into console-like gaming on-the-go, or you just want smoother graphical performance, an Exynos 5 Octa-powered device may be just what you're looking for.
Richer Multimedia Experience
Devices running on Samsung's newest processor will offer a noticeably richer multimedia experience because of the Exynos 5 Octa's specific Image Signal Processor (ISP) and high memory bandwidth. The advanced 13MP 30 fps internal ISP enables DSC-quality photography and zero shutter lag, so you won't miss those fleeting photo opportunities.
Full HD (FHD) WiFi display is made possible by a Multi-Format Codec (MFC) with 1080p 60fps support and a 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth, currently the widest in the industry.
The Exynos 5 Octa also supports WQXGA, the highest display resolution available for mobile devices, making any equipped smartphone or tablet ideal for HD multimedia playback, photo editing and much more. With such a high resolution, you'll notice a significantly sharper and more legible eReading experience and a vibrant color display that makes interactive magazines pop.
Faster Data Transfer Speed with eMMC 5.0 and USB 3.0
With the implementation of eMMC 5.0 and a USB 3.0 interface for the first time in the industry, the Exynos 5 Octa offers incredibly fast data transfer speeds. This feature is increasingly important because it supports advanced mobile processing, allowing users to fully experience faster booting, web browsing and 3D game-loading. The Exynos 5 Octa doesn't just perform better; it also performs faster, all while consuming significantly less power.