Samsung’s new octa-core processor is one of the company’s first chips based on ARMv8 architecture. The Samsung Exynos 7 Octa is a 64-bit chip that features 4 ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A53 cores.
The company says the new chip is up to 57 percent faster than its older Exynos 5 Octa processors.
The 8 CPU cores are arranged using ARM’s big.LTTLE HMP architecture which allows up to all 8 cores to be used at once.
The new chip uses a 20nm process and features ARM Mali T-760 graphics.
It supports screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, can handle 4K H.265/HEVC video playback, and has an image signal processor that can support devices with 16MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras.
via G for Games