It’s official now, Samsung has finally took the wraps off its next-gen 64-bit Exynos mobile chip. Manufactured on a 14nm FinFET process like the Exynos 7420 before it, the new SoC marks Samsung’s new entry into the custom-built cores. The Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is built on ARMv8 architecture with an embedded LTE modem. Details regarding the Octa 8 processor can be found right after this fold.
The Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 with 14nm 64-bit processor uses varied big.LITTLE arrangement of quad-core array of those in-house Mongoose 8 cores as the performance cluster, whereas the more mundane tasks will be handled by another four Cortex-A53 cores.
Performance on the new Exynos 8 Octa with custom CPU cores will be promising a 30% increase, and the new chip benefits from what’s dubbed Samsung Coherent Interconnect (SCI) technology. For battery interaction between the two separate clusters, won’t adversely affect battery life. The chip is said to be 10% more powerful than its predecessor and efficient than that. Samsung says that in its premium line, the Exynos 8 Octa will be the first to be equipped with one-chip solution that combines the application processor and modem.
Integration of such supports Cat.12/13 LTE with carrier aggregation for download speeds up to 600Mbps and upload speeds to 150Mbps (Cat 13) with carrier aggregation, packs the latest Mali-T880 MP12 GPU and indeed confirms the support for up to 4K Ultra HD (4096×2160) pixels display resolution or or WQUXGA (3,840×2,400px). Samsung uses the graphics chip with a total of a whooping twelve cores, as opposed to Huawei’s MP4.
What Samsung hasn’t clarified about is that the support of UFS 2.0, eMMC 5.1 and LPDDR4 RAM memory, but that may be a hint of what to expect in future flagships. The company plans to start mass production of the chip in late 2015 and should start seeing it pop up in smartphones next year.
Alleged that Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to integrate Exynos 8 Octa 8890 as its SoC, which is set to go live in early 2016.
From Samsung Press Release:
The Exynos 8 Octa is Samsung’s first application processor to include the company’s initial premium custom CPU cores based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture providing over 30 percent improvement in performance and 10 percent in power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7 Octa. This chip also supports enhanced heterogeneous multi-processing for efficient usage of the eight cores, four custom and four ARM® Cortex®-A53, to deliver the highest performance and power efficiency in its class.
The Exynos 8 Octa is a leading-edge application processor for next-generation mobile devices that incorporates Samsung’s mobile technology leadership in CPU, ISP, and modem as well as process technology,” said Dr. Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. “With our custom designed CPU cores and the industry’s most advanced LTE modem, consumers using mobile devices with the Exynos 8 Octa will experience a new level of mobile computing.”
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