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$179 Arndale Octa dev board features a Samsung 5420 processor

Want to build your own tablet, slap together a media center, or build an Android or Linux-based computer with one of the most powerful ARM-based chips available? The latest Arndale Developer board is one of the first devices of its type to sport a Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor. It’s available for pre-order from PyrusTek for […]

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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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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 […]