Samsung's New EXYNOS-5420 Processor

Samsung’s New EXYNOS-5420 Processor

Samsung has officially announced the successor of existing Exynos 5 Octa 5410 mobile processor in the form of Exynos 5 Octa 5420. Meant for smartphones and tablets, the latest 8-core ARM Cortex Exynos 5 Octa 5420 mobile processor is based on the ARM big.LITTLE architecture and is powered by four ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A7 processor cores clocked at 1.3 GHz in the ARM big.LITTLE processing technology implementation.

Under the ARM big.LITTLE processing implementation, the basic system activities are taken care of by the Cortex-A7 processor cores while conserving the battery life. On the other hand, the powerful processing and gaming activities are powered by the powerful Cortex-A15 processor cores.

According to the press release issued by the company, the new Exynos 5 Octa 5420 is paired along with the ARM Mali-T628 MP6 cores for twice the graphics performance than the Exynos 5 Octa 5410. The ARM Mali-T628 MP6 has six graphic cores to push the gaming and 3D processing to the next level for the mobile platform.

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According to Samsung, 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 industry-leading 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.

Samsung is currently open to the customers for sampling the mobile processor and chipset is expected to hit production floors sometime in next month. That means, we can expect more powerful graphics supporting flagship devices from Samsung in coming year.