Samsung details new Octa & Hexa Exynos SoCs

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Many of us were let down by the absence of Samsung’s Exynos SoC on scene with the Galaxy S5. Rest assured, the South Korean has just revealed two new SoCs at MWC2014, the Exynos 5 Octa (5422) & Hexa (5260), both built on the 28nm HKMG process.

The new additions are by no means unexpected as the company recently hinted at an Exynos variant of the Galaxy S5 yesterday. It’s now been confirmed that the latter will ship with a refreshed Exynos  5 Octa (5422) SoC. – A minor upgrade over the 5420 found in the Galaxy Note 3 with slightly overclocked cores (200MHz on both Cortex clusters) that promises up to 34% more performance than its predecessor.

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The second chip, more commonly referred to as “Exynos Hexa” found its way into the Galaxy Note 3 Neo announced last month. It packs two Cortex-A15 backed with four Cortex-A7 ticking at 1.7 and 1.3GHz respectively.

Both chips are naturally based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing) enabled via the Linux GTS (Global Task Scheduler) and can handle both 2,560 x 1,600 displays as well as 4K UHD video recording.

Samsung is currently mass producing both pieces of silicon which are set to be available in Q2 of this year.

via Samsung Tomorrow

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