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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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> In reply to Boneshard @ 2013-01-14 16:09 from 7X9L - click to readYou are right! That is also what i am thinking. Their concept is to use the four a7 for low power apps and four a15 for hungry apps. A true octacore will have eight identical cores that all those 8 cores will be used by apps especially hungry apps

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  • 2013-01-14 16:23
  • wu4W

gsmarena, I think your statement misleading.

"..performance delivered by Exynos 5 Octa's GPU will likely be somewhere between the third and fourth-gen iPads' GPUs.."

do you think samsung foolish enough to use gpu slower than ipad 4 ? :D
it's like saying samsung next flagship will use last year technology, lol

even if they really use that powervr gpu, samsung will never make it slower than ipad 4. believe me.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:20
  • XMiv

It's already obsolete even before it came out. The new chips from Apple will soon come out together with the new iPads and will make Samsung's already obsolete chip even more obsolete.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:19
  • q{f$

What the hell Samsung? PowerVR!!!??? SERIOUSLY? What's really wrong with the new Mali? I was afraid of you pushing the 604 and was hoping for a 658 or to dare thinking of 678... You really fooled us with putting the aging 400 in the S3 and now you want to make it worser with PowerVR?
Only hopes they'll optimize it or the whole news to be a mere rumor which I doubt.
Looks like they're not interested in my money but I'm going to buy anyway. Best of the worst! >:(

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  • 2013-01-14 16:19
  • na6t

I am going for Xperia Z from Sony, that is the best for 2013 year.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:17
  • dPV0

Before people start complaining, this is a massive jump compared to S2 -> S3, this is more like S1 -> S2, not only are we getting a better CPU + GPU but a smaller process as well 28nm (from 32nm).

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  • 2013-01-14 16:12
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What a let down. I will have to look for Snapdragon or Tegra 4 instead this year. Thanks for released this info early.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:11
  • w4G7

Essentially, it's still a quad core right? the a15's are used for heavy tasks and the a7's are used for low tier jobs.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:09
  • 7X9L

They are threaten by sony / htc / huawei and zte.. Pushing their chip out fast.

But even if rumor is true.. powervr is not to be underlooked.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:05
  • TRGQ

This is still only speculation from Anantech, not actual fact from Samsung. So anything could stiill be possible.

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  • 2013-01-14 16:02
  • nxe8

i Thought it will feature a Mali T-678 or Mali T-658

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  • 2013-01-14 15:51
  • tetW

> In reply to den @ 2013-01-14 15:42 from 0@wq - click to readApple already lost when they released iphone 5 LOL

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  • 2013-01-14 15:50
  • Q%Kc

Why not use the SGX554 or G6630 of Series 6 (Rogue). Its not like SGX543 is not fast.

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  • 2013-01-14 15:46
  • vcyN

Samsung lost to Apple before they even released their s4. LOL

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  • 2013-01-14 15:42
  • 0@wq

Samsung just buy Mali and make it better.

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  • 2013-01-14 15:38
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Speed? Not interested. Graphics? Not interested. Try power efficiency, Samsung.

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  • 2013-01-14 15:36
  • tZja

But didn't samsung uses a Mali processor in their Exynos chipsets??

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  • 2013-01-14 15:34
  • wiRY

I'm just interested in the CPU power and this seems to be awesome. I'm sure though that Samsung will go on and release a later version of their SOC with better graphics.
This is probably just a stop-gap measure to get the SOC into production.

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  • 2013-01-14 15:31
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  • 2013-01-14 15:28
  • N9n6

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