You knew that it was only a matter of time before we saw the next wave of weapons to be used in the wonderful world of processors here at CES. NVIDIA struck first by introducing its Tegra 4 processor– then hours later, Qualcomm introduced what was presumably the chipset series to beat– and now we have yet another chipset that trumps both.
Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa is a star (my opinion) in the mobile processor System-on-Chip (SoC) arena. It is in direct competition with NVIDIA’s Tegra 4, Tegra 4i, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processors.
The reasons I’m interested in these mobile processors are: 1.
Samsung has taken to Twitter to show off its all-new eight core Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Other than the spectacular grid of spheres on the rear, there’s nothing really to see here. Although, if rumors hold true, we can expect to see the Korean manufacturer’s new Exynos 5 make its debut inside the Galaxy S IV later this year.
Here we are again, in the midst of Galaxy S IV rumor season, and this year’s brought about a bountiful harvest. The latest rumor in the bunch is that Samsung’s next flagship will feature a hardcore Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.8GHz, according to SamMobile.
For what it’s worth, that’s eight cores.
It appears Samsung has another SoC known as the Exynos 5210. As pictured above, Linux dev tools were committed to a smdk5210 at Free-electrons.com. Unfortunately we don’t have much to go on, but it very well could be a quad-core that features the same big.LITTLE technology that’s in the Exynos Octa-core 5410.
With Samsung already making octa-core devices, who is going to be next? The latest comes out of a Greek site called Tech Community. They have a screenshot from a device that is supposedly an HTC One. In the screenshot, under the processor field, you see “Octa-core”.