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Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

14 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics - read the full textWhile Samsung left most of us a tad let down at this year’s CES with no new device announcements, it did manage to get us excited about the future regarding its upcoming Exynos 5 Octa SoC. As the name implies, the Exynos 5 Octa will feature eight cores of processing power; four Cortex A7's,...


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poor sammy he he,:even with octa cores you can't match up apple's gpu on dual core!!!
Thats pity
and funny too!

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  • 2013-01-14 18:30
  • TL5a

Because they are talking about GPU not CPU, while apple A6 maybe weaker than many other Android devices, they pack the most powerful Mobile GPUs on the market, in fact ipad 3 has the same GPU as the PS Vita which is already a impressive GPU, the iPad 4 is even more powerful which has twice the proformance. So this is why iPad always has the best proformance in gaming while not as fast in browsing to something like nexus 10.

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  • 2013-01-14 18:29
  • kJrp

When I heard PoverVR I was happy. But now I'm confused because this GPU is not as good as in iPad4. I expected a very powerful Mali. What's happening to the SIV? :S

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  • 2013-01-14 18:11
  • JGkh

Why not the use the next gen PowerVR should be 2-4 times faster then current models and also has low power consumption.

544 is like 3 years old now

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  • 2013-01-14 18:06
  • Lh@x

> In reply to Ed007 @ 2013-01-14 17:36 from s8Hm - click to readOk the diffrence is DirectX 10 texturing n 2x triangle setup.
But even with this upgrade,s4 will still have plenty more pixels to push than iphone 5 so it's performance remains to be seen.

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  • 2013-01-14 18:04
  • s8Hk

> In reply to s2wasincredible @ 2013-01-14 17:50 from uvsh - click to readI'll stay awya from any cellphone with either Qualcomm or Nvidia CPU in it. Reason, both them did not manufacture their CPU. They've got the crappy Taiwanese semicon manufacturer built the CPU for them, which I've always think their quality are bad.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:59
  • PV{w
  • Sami sarparah(Baloch
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Can anyone answer this question that how many bytes of data is processed or performed by one core in a quad core or dual core processor.get it a challange.......

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  • 2013-01-14 17:57
  • uZa{

This app is not compatible with your device(Tablet),fine i will get tablets that will get all the apps . Sorry Safari cannot download this content ,You cant send files through bluetooth ,WHAT ? THE Order one with no apps can do this. Fine its like i will be buying (R)un (T)ime no dont buy run time it cant run legacy apps yeah like i run legacy apps on the one(Tablet) with no apps.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:53
  • fuNc

I am looking forward for a tegra4 device this year their 72 core GPU will have ultimate graphical performance.
I think samsung can loose their benchmark crown this year to some other company , wish i get a device this year with great storage, AMOLED display & tegra4 or even faster SOC.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:50
  • uvsh

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-14 17:31 from Am9Y - click to readIf they're to use pentile arrangement (which they probably would ... they'd better do) Samsung screens would actually only have to draw 44% (not 66%) of the pixels that iPad4 needs to draw, effectively making it almost twice as fast as iPad4, probably the first android to be faster than an iPad...

Congratz Sammy, that's the faster chip you have created yet (if true) and as long as power consumption and thermals are in place S4 would probably be the bomb, miles ahead than the competition (a bit how S1 was for its time).

Away with this Mali nonsense, back to VR, back to (graphical) performance...

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  • 2013-01-14 17:49
  • 0TLR

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-14 17:29 from uBSg - click to read"Guess the Samsung fans didn't want the Mali T-678 or Mali T-658 this time."
Is not the fans decision, but Samsung's alone. Probably the Mali GPU is not ready, and maybe not needed(the PowerVR 5 on SGS 4 can support OpenCL and DirectX 10) for the SGS 4(maybe it will be used for tablets only).

"HTC and it's fans like the tegra 4 better."
I doubt that all of them like the slowest architecture:) .

"If you read what NVidia say on there web site - it's the best."
Wait until they prove it!

Myself(I don't speak for other people)

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  • 2013-01-14 17:39
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Spiderpig2894 @ 2013-01-14 16:23 from wu4W - click to readYes, this is surely just the ARM big.LITTLE architecture (something that I'm surprised GSMrena didn't mention) whereby the 4 A7s are used for power efficiency.

We probably won't see this in a phone for another year or so.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:36
  • nGxA

What happend to the mali T 658 that expected to come with exynos 5 quad ?
Iphone 5 too has triple core gpu but it's 543 mp3.wonder if there's a big diffrence between 543 n 544.
it would still be interesting to see how does it stack up against current top mobile gpu's.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:36
  • s8Hm

Now, tell me more about how that GPU will power a 9.7 inch 1536 x 2048 resolution screen. Not to mention, a slightly weaker GPU coupled with an overly more powerful CPU, will perform better than otherwise. Gaming or not.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:36
  • t7Xr

> In reply to m86k @ 2013-01-14 17:31 from m86k - click to readCorrect! Thanks!

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  • 2013-01-14 17:33
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Grim @ 2013-01-14 17:16 from syw8 - click to readOn paper, the SGS4 should be more powerful(it has 75% of the iPads GPU's, but only 66% of the iPads pixels) then iPad 4. But then, the difference is made by the software and the memory speed. Anyways, iPad 4 rocks! And SGS 4 I'm sure it will be very close in performance if not, who knows, better.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:31
  • Am9Y

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-14 17:00 from Am9Y - click to readIdea is good, but a little mistake :

It's 544MP3 (triple core) for Exynos Octa and 544MP4 (quad core) for Apple stuff.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:31
  • m86k

Guess the Samsung fans didn't want the Mali T-678 or Mali T-658 this time.

HTC and it's fans like the tegra 4 better. If you read what NiVidia say on there web site - it's the best.

HOX+ uk users group

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  • 2013-01-14 17:29
  • uBSg

> In reply to Sa71 @ 2013-01-14 17:17 from mcHx - click to readAndroid 5.0 will be optimized For the big little Technologie. Just like Android 4.0 was optimized for dual and quad core. The power of open source hahaha :)

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  • 2013-01-14 17:28
  • QGtq

> In reply to Noel Carson @ 2013-01-14 16:27 from XNtq - click to readHere are some hardware facts :

you said it yourself Exynos Octa CPU vs A6 architecture.

GSMArena isn't comparing CPU part but GPU part which is another "component" embodded in those architectures.

Take for example an Intel Core i7 CPU, now add to it a graphic card : GTX680. That's your GPU. Put a slower / cheaper card instead: GT420. Now you are getting lower performance.

Now think to Samsung Exynos Octa 5 is your Core i7 + GT650 and A6 is a Core i5 + GTX690. You should understand where you ll get the most raw graphical performance.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:26
  • m86k

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