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How the 8-cores in Samsung’s octa-core chips will work together

Samsung says it’s Exynos 5 Octa chips will soon be able to use all 8 processor cores at once. But that doesn’t mean that phones or tablets with the octa-core chip will always be firing on all cylinders. ARM has released a series of videos showing how it’s big.LITTLE Heterogeneous Multi-Processing technology allows the 4 ARM […]

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Soon Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chips will be able to use all 8 cores at once

Samsung may have been the first company to release an octa-core ARM-based processor, but up until now you’ve only actually been able to use 4 processor cores at a time on an Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip. That will change soon, when Samsung launches support for what it’s calling Hetereogenous Multi-Processing, or HMP. In a […]

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Most popular Liliputing articles from 8/24 – 8/30

Kobo’s new tablets are on the way. Amazon’s flagship eReader is out of stock (suggesting a new model could be on the way). Google’s flagship smartphone gets a price cut. And a solution for turning your smartphone into a tablet emerges. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week that […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Octa-Core phone now available in the US (AT&T compatible)

Samsung makes two versions of the Galaxy S4 smartphone. Up until now the only version available in the US has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, while folks in some other markets have been able to pick up a model with a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa-core processor. Now you can get the […]

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Hardkernel ODROID-XU octa-core dev board available for $149 and up

As expected, Hardkernel has introduced a new development board built around Samsung’s Exynos 5410 octa-core processor. It’s called the ODROID-XU, and it’s available for purchase for $149 during the month of August. After that the price goes up to $169. Like other dev boards, the ODROID-XU is basically a single-board computer with a series of […]

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Hardkernel ODROID-XU dev board with Exynos 5 Octa chip on the way

Hardkernel offers a line of development boards that are basically tiny computers with ARM-based processors. Up until now, most of the company’s products have been based on the Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, but it looks like a new model with a Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core chip could be on the way. Update: Yup, it’s […]

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Rumor: Samsung developing 10, 12.2 inch tablets with high-res screens

Samsung may be working on a few new tablets with speedy processors and high-resolution, 2560 x 1600 pixel displays. I’ve seen rumors about next-generation Galaxy or Nexus tablets with high-resolution screens on and off for the last few months, with tips from supply chain providers, among other places. But when serial leaker @evleaks offers up […]

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Samsung unveils Exynos 5420 octa-core chip, promises more speed, better graphics

Samsung is introducing a new and improved octa-core processor, hot on the heels of its last octa-core chip. Like its predecessor, new Samsung Exynos 5420 features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores and 4 lower-power Cortex-A7 cores which kick in for tasks that don’t need super-speedy performance, helping provide longer battery life for phones and tablets. What’s […]

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Lilbits (7-18-2013): Samsung Exynos 5 Octa update coming soon

Samsung’s Exynos 5410 processor sounded a bit crazy when the company announced it in January. It’s a smartphone chip with eight processor cores. But now that the chip’s actually available in some Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, it turns out might not be all its cracked up to be. First, it turns out you’re only actually using […]

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True octa-core: Samsung Galaxy S4 hacked to use all 8-cores at once

First the good news: A hacker has figured out how to make Samsung’s latest smartphone even more powerful, by convincing it to run all 8 cores at once and overclocking those cores for good measure. Now the bad news: The chip generated enough heat to cook itself and the phone is basically dead. So don’t […]

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Lilbits (4-11-2013): Exynos 5 Octa benchmarked, Rockmelt reborn

Samsung likes to describe its Exynos 5 Octa processor as an 8-core chip. And technically, it is. But it actually has 4 ARM Cortex-A15 chips and 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 chips. Most of the time you’ll only use one set or the other. So now that the first benchmark results are in, it’s not surprising […]