Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

20 November, 2012 | Comments (234) | Post your comment

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Samsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works - the first one to use ARM's big.LITTLE technology.

This tech pairs a number of powerful Cortex-A15 cores with the same number of low-power Cortex-A7 cores (similar to NVIDIA's fifth core in Tegra 3). The chipset seamlessly switches between the high and low power cores depending on the load (but it can't run all at the same time).

The chipset in particular will pack four A15s clocked at 1.8GHz and four A7s clocked at 1.2GHz. The A7s will reportedly match a quad-core Cortex-A8 CPU (not that such exist), while the four A15s should offer a big increase over the already powerful A15 duo that powers the Nexus 10. The chip will be built on a 28nm process and pack 2MB of cache.

We're sure that there will be plenty of rumors that this will be the chipset in the Galaxy S IV, but it's more likely to see it in a tablet first.

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Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year - reader comments

  • My Opinion

Yes you are right about Microsoft, they build their OS almost 4 dacades, but I have to disagree with you with Apple, yes iOS is also just a mobile software that they have developed, but for the MacOS, during MacOS V1 to V8.5 yes MacOS developed their...

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  • 2012-11-30 04:28
  • K1BX
  • ColdFever

This post actually made me sick... check out the tablets battery lol if you really think 5.55 inch phablet should have 3500-4000mAh loooooool... I own the note 2 btw and pretty handy and the battery is impressive and yeah it lasts for a long time ...

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  • 2012-11-27 01:13
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  • Rupali patil

Or an Intel 48-core CPU powered phone!!!

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  • 2012-11-23 05:40
  • tUm8