updated 10:30 pm EDT, Mon July 22, 2013
New chip sampled now, ready for mass production in August
Samsung Electronics today introduced the latest addition to the Exynos product family with enhanced graphic performance driven 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. The new chip reportedly boosts 3D graphic processing capabilities that are over two times greater than the Exynos 5 Octa predecessor.
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 support for full HD Wifi display. A six-core graphics processing chip has been paired with the CPU. 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 processor also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1.
The new family of Exynos 5 Octa is currently sampling to customers and is scheduled for mass-production in August.