New Exynos 5 Octa 5420 Introduced with Outstanding GPU Performance



The Exynos 5 Octa (5410) debuted in the Galaxy S4, and now an updated version of Samsung’s SoC known as the Exynos 5420 has been officially announced.

Like the older Exynos 5 Octa chip, the 5420 has eight total cores based on ARM’s big.LITTLE design. big.LITTLE architecture packs four full-power ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. The combination offers more processing power and lower battery usage than running only A15 cores. Samsung claims optimizations in the new Exynos have allowed for a 20% increase in CPU performance comparing to the previous version. Samsung new SoC also packs dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz for super-wide memory bandwidth.

The big difference between the Exynos 5410 and 5420 is the built-in GPU. Samsung has moved from the PowerVR SGX544MP3, to a Mali T628 MP6 (hexa-core). The new GPU is two times faster than PowerVR that powers the 5410, and it fully supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1. The T628 also allows for GPU computing to accelerate complex operations usually handled by application processors.

The new Exynos is being shopped around to vendors, and won’t show up in devices for a while yet. Production is set to ramp up in August, and we will probably see it in upcoming high-end devices from Samsung including Note 3

Souce: Samsung Tomorrow

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Funny, they are producing great processors but it will be used only in S4, S5 :(

Example - Tab 3 with low calss gpu :( far from ipad 4 performance that was announced last year.

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