Samsung unveils its own “True Octa-core” processor
Almost two month after MediaTek announced the world’s first “True Octa-core” processor, and lambasted the Samsung’s chip in the process, the South Korean firm is back with a vengeance which comes in the form of the revamped Exynos 5 with HMP technology.
Unlike the previous build, Samsung’s newly announced ARM-based SoC is now able to utilize all of its eight processor cores thanks to a solution they coined Heterogeneous Multi-Processing.
The engine still follows the same big.LITTE setup which consist four Cortex-A15 processors (big) and a quartet of Cortex-A7 (LITTLE) chips. Based on the task at hand, Samsung’s new HMP-equipped processor can either fire on all cylinders or go mellow and let the little ones handle simple tasks.
According to Samsung, the new and improved Exynos 5 Octa Soc is set to makes its debut on the last quarter of this year.