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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 […]

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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa goes into production, not just for the Galaxy S IV

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone is expected to start shipping in April, and some models will feature the company’s new 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. So it’s not exactly shocking that the company has announced that mass production of the new chip is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2013. But it’s […]

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Samsung introduces Exynos 5 Octa CPU with 8-cores… kinda

Samsung has announced plans for a new chip it’s calling the Exynos 5 Octa. It’s sort of an 8-core processor, but it’s really probably better to think of it as a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with some extra power saving features. That’s because the Octa uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture to pair four high-power CPU cores […]