Samsung unveils Exynos 5250 dual-core 2GHz chip

Samsung unveils Exynos 5250 dual-core 2GHz chipAhh, here we go. This is what I was talking about yesterday when I mentioned Joe Average’s lack of concern about the majority of mobile-related news. I don’t think we’ll be seeing this one in The Sun.

South Korean manufacturer Samsung has revealed the latest in its range of Exynos processors, and this new fella is a dual-core 2GHz beast.

You’re looking at the Samsung Exynos 5250, guy, based on ARM’s Cortex A15 architecture. It’s capable of processing a whopping 14 billion instructions per second, which almost doubles the performance of a Cortex A9-based dual-core 1.5GHz processor.

The Exynos 5250 was designed with resolution in mind, and it’ll support up to 2560x1600 WQXGA. Samsung reckons it’ll “deliver readability equivalent to real paper" for the "ultimate electronic reading experience.”

The 3D graphics capabilities, meanwhile, are enhanced “more than fourfold” over the aforementioned Cortex A9 chap/chip.

The Samsung Exynos 5250 will go into mass production in Q2 next year, and we can expect to see the chip in high-end tablets later in 2012.

via: Press Release

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blizzard7  Dec. 1, 2011 at 15:42

I can already hear Matt simultaneously slobbering all over his clothes and complaining that it isn't quad-core. :p

Stelph  Dec. 1, 2011 at 16:06

Will be interesting to see how this performs against the Tegra 3, the last Samsung chip powering the S2 was an absolute beast.

Treab  Dec. 1, 2011 at 16:08

it will be interesting to see how much matt can overclock these boys... and whether they can be faster than the quad cores...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 1, 2011 at 16:54

Matt is slobbering, Matt doesn't wish it was quad-core...shockingly...It's an A15 chip, hence only needing to be dual-core whilst, almost certainly, having blistering performance.

Lets face it, it'll blow the Tegra 3 out of the water, the Tegra 2 was a patheticly weak dual core chip, all it had going for it was being the first one to market. I somehow doubt they'll have turned it all around with the Tegra 3.

As a final note, no Android apps are capable of using 4 threads simultaneously, even ICS is only designed with dual-core in mind...an interesting thought....maybe I'm wrong though and this is the end for Samsung's dominance in the mobile processor market...

Oh and Treab, if I end up owning one of these, I'll OC the f*ck out of it ;).

Treab  Dec. 1, 2011 at 16:58

what do you mean 'if' you mean when surely :p

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 1, 2011 at 17:01

Not if the HTC high end phone next year is better than the Samsung one, like the Desire was, overall, better than the original SGS.

I somehow doubt it though, HTC have slipped massively this year, in my opinion. I'll probably end up with an S3, though that won't have this Exynos processor if the processor itself isn't going into production until Q2 2012. I reckon this one is for tablets more than phones.

Treab  Dec. 1, 2011 at 17:03

perhaps ... perhaps samsung have a different maybe a 1ghz quad core for the next sgs3?

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 1, 2011 at 17:07

The Samsung Exynos 5250 will go into mass production in Q2 next year, and we can expect to see the chip in high-end tablets later in 2012.

^^^^ That makes me think we won't be seeing this beast in the SGS3.

I think you're right, they'll have a 1-1.5ghz quad-core chip for the SGS3 as it'll run cooler, as it's a lower clock speed, and be more sparing on battery life, again as it's a lower clock speed.

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