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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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Mediatek's Quad core cortex A7 cpu uses SGX554 gpu, Novathor A9600 will use SGX Series 6 graphics. I'm not impressed Sammy. There's no way that it can compete with Tegra 4's ULP geforce.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:25
  • uNVD

> In reply to Grim @ 2013-01-14 17:16 from syw8 - click to readStop Iphone and WP user can't understand that it's to hard for them lololololol :)

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  • 2013-01-14 17:25
  • QGtq

> In reply to Sa71 @ 2013-01-14 17:17 from mcHx - click to readMan, Babelfish sucks.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:24
  • j8LN

What really amazes me is that people start making comments without reading the article properly and knowing the facts. The article says 544/mp3 not 543/mp3. 544 is equivalent to 543/mp2. This makes 544/mp3 twice as fast as the 543/mp3(this is the same GPU in the iPhone 5). I think we should be delighted if this what SAMSUNG is putting inside the S4.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:19
  • dUS@

> In reply to Boneshard @ 2013-01-14 16:09 from 7X9L - click to readPeople are taking more into consideration the less powerful A7-s. The A-7S are there to prevent wasting energy on lite tasks and processes. The 4 monsters, A 15s are still there for heavy lifting. If only 4 A 15s are there well optimized, clocked at 2 GHz, nobody would have had any complains. That is a huge power. The challenge is the optimization of the OS and the applications.

As far the graphics, I think it is too early to judge, but better be very powerful with that many pixels.

When you have this kind of components, it is time for Samsung to realize they can not use any longer the cheep looking squicky bezels.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:17
  • mcHx

How can people be so dumb? -_- Even if the iPad 4 has a stronger GPU than the S4, it's a *tablet* and hence has a bigger battery to run a quad-channel bus (I'm not sure if it's dual or quad, but whichever, the point stands). Besides, even if the S4 has a FullHD display, the iPad has many more pixels to draw and needs a stronger GPU. A phone with a lower res doesn't.

Stupidity.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:16
  • syw8

> In reply to NOKIA Fanboy- PRO @ 2013-01-14 16:19 from q{f$ - click to readNokia don't even do chip. They are like Htc. They have to buy every piece elsewere. Nokia is just a compagnie that assembles pieces together like HTC. pathetic!!!!

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  • 2013-01-14 17:09
  • QGtq

> In reply to Spiderpig2894 @ 2013-01-14 16:23 from wu4W - click to readright! then it couldn't be called octacore...octacore should be of 2x quadcore , 4 dual core and 8x single core it sounds funny but i think it is true :-) I think it's very early for octacore... Sammy is exaggerating...they have to use another term with that lolololol

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  • 2013-01-14 17:07
  • Kg}j

Let's hope the octa doesn't turn out something like the tegra 3...the 4 cores don't wake up in half of the games...giving a veeery laggy gameplay..due to the single core.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:07
  • t}Fq

It just shows that Sammy is just putting numbers lol they are like making trial and error, why don't they just focus to optimized solidly not creating cores after the other...I think even a single chip if it is made PROPERLY then it edge everything period!

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  • 2013-01-14 17:03
  • Kg}j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-14 16:42 from 0@wq - click to readCorrection:
The Nvidia Tegra 4 (will) have 72 (useless) GeForce GPU cores!!

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  • 2013-01-14 17:02
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Noel Carson @ 2013-01-14 16:27 from XNtq - click to readOn top of that the iPad 4 has 4 GPU's (last digit from 544) while SGS 4 will have only 3 (543).
And more than that, the ipad 4 has a quad-cannel memory bus, while the Exynos 5, probably has a dual channel bus.

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  • 2013-01-14 17:00
  • Am9Y

Actually SGX543 is pretty quick though I would like the 554 or even better on sgs4.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:56
  • vcyN

this is not innovation... this is just marketing.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:47
  • 2Au5

I am confuse with the article. It talks about IPAD? it compares the samsung octa for phones with a tablet? tablets has more power. Samsung is trying to reduce temperature and extend battery life with this chip. By using low cpu when phone is not in heavy usage. This reduce 50% power consumption, means LONGER BATTERY LIFE. Please hope a good technician write this article. else it puts nonsense and confuse.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:42
  • KjZP

The Nvidia Tegra 4 have 72 GeForce GPU cores!!

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  • 2013-01-14 16:42
  • 0@wq

s4 It's already obsolete even before it came out

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  • 2013-01-14 16:36
  • 0@wq

> In reply to Noel Carson @ 2013-01-14 16:27 from XNtq - click to readIt is because optimization. Apple's Ax is optimized to run perfectly on iOS which itself is optimized in using most of the available horsepower. That gives Apple a head over more juicier but less optimized competitive SoCs that ran by Android which itself is crippled by the Dalvik Virtual Machine.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:35
  • na6t

Can anyone explain why despite the Octa core the GPU performance is not as good as the A6 architecture on the iPhone?. I guess Octa Core (Or the the top 4 cpu's) in the Samsungs chipset should easily beat the iPhone CPU despite iPhone running iOS and Samsung running on Android

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  • 2013-01-14 16:27
  • XNtq

Graphics chips fragmentation on Android is ridiculous. This is where some games say "Your phone aren't supported"

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  • 2013-01-14 16:27
  • kg3U

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