Samsung has just announced its latest Exynos SoC processor and ushered in the 64-bit era in an uncharacteristically quiet fashion.
The Exynos 7 Octa uses four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores in the big.LITTLE configuration for, Samsung says, maximum CPU performance for intensive applications. Interestingly, the company made no specific mention of the 64-bit size.
The company says the new processor provides a 57% jump in performance over the previous generation and even greater power efficiency thanks to the 20nm architecture.
Samsung is targeting high-end graphics with the new chip and has added an ARM Mali T-760 GPU to the chip. The result, the company says, is a 3D gaming experience 74% more powerful than the previous iteration.
Additionally, the chip has an advanced multimedia format codec allowing users to play and record multimedia in UHD quality. The built-in image signal processor (ISP) also supports 16MP 30fps (rear) and 5MP 30fps (front) simultaneous video recording.
But Samsung at least is now geared up to launch its next-level 64-bit devices that will certainly include the Samsung Galaxy S6 next year.
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