Samsung today officially introduced the latest addition to the Exynos
product family promising to offer top level of graphic performance driven by a six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU processor.
Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa (product code : Exynos 5420), based on ARM
Mali-T628 MP6 cores, boosts 3D graphic processing capabilities that are over
two times greater than the Exynos 5 Octa predecessor. The newest member of
the Exynos family is able to perform General-Purpose computing on Graphics
Processing Units (GPGPU) accelerating complex and computationally intensive
algorithms or operations, traditionally processed by the CPU. This product
also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1, which enables the
horsepower needed in multi-layer rendering of high-end, complex gaming
scenarios, post-processing and sharing of photos and video, as well as
general high-function multi-tasking operations.
The newest Exynos processor is powered by four ARM Cortex-A15 processors at
1.8GHz with four additional Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3 GHz in a big.LITTLE
processing implementation. This improves the CPU processing capability by 20
percent over the predecessor by optimizing the power-saving design.
In addition, the multiple image compression (MIC) IP block inside this
System-on-Chip lowers the total system power when bringing pictures or
multimedia from memory to display panel. This feature results in maximizing
the usage hours of mobile devices with a high-resolution display such as
WQXGA (2500x1600), in particular when browsing the web or doing multimedia
application requiring the frequent screen refresh.
The new Exynos 5 Octa processor also features a memory bandwidth of 14.9
gigabytes per second paired with a dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz, enabling
an fast data processing and support for full HD Wifi display. This new
processor also incorporates a variety of full HD 60 frames per second video
hardware codec engines for 1080p video recording and playback.
The new family of Exynos 5 Octa is currently sampling to Samsung's customers
and is scheduled for mass-production in August.