Friday, August 10, 2012

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Aims To Be The First Cortex A15 Processor

The Samsung Exynos processor has been the processor which has been powering most of Samsung's Galaxy lineup of android phones. The first Exynos processor (Exynos 3 Single) was introduced in 2010 and the Galaxy S was the first to use it. To date Samsung has released 4 Exynos processors, the most recent one it the Exynos 4 Quad which is powering the Galaxy S III. And now Samsung is ready to launch the Exynos 5 dual which will be utilising the ARM Cortex A15 architecture. If Samsung succeeds then the Exynos 5 will be the first processor using the Cortex A15 architecture. The Exynos 5 was initially planned to be released in Q2 but it seems there are some delays. The Exynos 5 will be having features present in the Cortex A15 architecture which include better performance and better power savings. The Exynos 5 will be clocked at 1.7GHz and will be paired up with a Mali T604 which will increase graphics performance. The Mali T604 graphical chip is the first one designed and based on the Midgard architecture, so it has unified shaders, OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.1 full profile support.  Here is some of the features which will be on the Exynos 5:
  • Dual-core 1.7 Ghz Cortex A15 CPU 
  • Mali T604 GPU 
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 
  • OpenCL 1.1 full profile 
  • Support for WXQGA displays 
  • Wi-Fi display support 
  • 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth with 2 port 800 Mhz LPDDR3 RAM support 
  • 1080p 60 FPS video performance and VP8 codec decoder 
  • USB 3.0 support 
ARM Cortex A15 Introduction 
The ARM Cortex A15 is a multi core ARM architecture which is still in their ARMv7 of processors. The Cortex A5 has a clock speed of 1GHz to 2.5GHz. One of the first designs for the ARM Cortex A15 came in late 2011, this chip is set to reach the market by this year. The Cortex A15 is 40% faster than the Cortex A9 and more power efficient than its predecessor. Some of the key companies which will implement this architecture is Broadcom, Nvidia, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, and Texas Instruments. These companies are set to release processors based on the Cortex A15 architecture in late 2012 or early 2013. Some of the main processors which will be utilising this new architecture is the Nvidia Tegra 4, Samsung Exynos 5, ST-Ericsson Nova A9600 and Texas Instruments OMAP5430
Source: Phonearena 
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