Samsung demos 32nm quad-core Exynos goodness

Samsung demos 32nm quad-core Exynos goodnessDisappointingly, we’re definitely not going to be getting up close and personal with the Samsung Galaxy S III next week at Mobile World Congress. Sounds like we’ll have to wait till March 15 at least.

In the meantime, Sammo has taken the time to show off its new Exynos processor stuff.

The unveiling took place this week at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, California. Can’t believe we didn’t get an invite to that one. Ahem.

The new Exynos offerings will come in dual and quad-core flavours, clocked anywhere from 200MHz to 1.5GHz.

The big eyebrow-raiser is the move from 45nm to 32nm, which means smaller parts drawing less power with greater performance. Sounds good to us.

Samsung boasts that the new chip delivers a 26% performance increase compared to the current Exynos chap, with up to 50% improved battery life. Again, no complaints here.

Now bring on the Samsung Galaxy S III, you lousy bums.

via: Engadget

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CTPAHHIK  Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:11

Is Tegra 3 40nm or 28nm?

MDrX  Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:22

40nm

Stelph  Feb. 24, 2012 at 13:39

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 24, 2012 at 14:31

Anyone know if the new Exynos is Cortex A9 or Cortex A15?

MDrX  Feb. 24, 2012 at 15:03

Source link says A9. Is A15 ready? Didn't think it'd be in devices before 2013

Further:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/23/omap-5s-dual-a15-cores-wipe-the-floor-with-four-a9s/

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 24, 2012 at 15:09

Thanks for the information mate :).

Samsung have announced a dual-core Exynos A15 chip for use in 2012, though it's expected to only be available in tablets. I thought maybe this new Exynos was the quad-core version of their already announced dual-core A15 chip, evidently not.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 24, 2012 at 17:57

I think everyone should stick with lower performance/higher battery approach.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 24, 2012 at 18:00

I disagree, phones should have high performance and huge batteries, like the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx or the Samsung Galaxy Note. Sacrificing performance for longer battery life is a backwards step in technological development. Also, A15 uses way less power than A9.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 24, 2012 at 18:21

More transistors = more power drain in idle state. A15 uses less power to perform same task as A9, but it's a bigger battery hog in idle. Your phone is idle most of the time.

AMD is shipping video cards with 28nm, would be nice to see Terga @ 28nm - would be nice power save from 40nm.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 24, 2012 at 18:47

Whether your phone is idling for most of the day is down to your personal usage, surely? I'd argue that if you used your phone that little it wasn't worth having an expensive, height of technology A15 based phone anyway.

I know I use my phone all the time in the day (which is probably why its poor battery is usually dead in about 6hrs :p).

I'm rarely sat at a desk to use a proper laptop/desktop to reply to emails and make changes to documents people have sent me for review etc. Then when I'm in the car my phone plays music via bluetooth for the entire journey. That's not counting any of the random browsing/gaming/video watching that I do throughout the day.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 27, 2012 at 11:01

Given tasks you mentioned there does not seem to be a need for A15 quad CPU. Looking at desktop versions of heavy graphical websites and gaming are two things that might use A15 to it's true potential. A9 quad core should be able to perform just the same with less power use. Emails, browsing, music, video only require single core to be in use. Others sit idle, yet still drain battery.

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