Samsung Brings Enhanced Mobile Graphics Performance Capabilities to New Exynos 5 Octa Processor

  Samsung Brings Enhanced Mobile Graphics Performance Capabilities to New
  Exynos 5 Octa Processor


Business Wire

SEOUL, South Korea -- July 22, 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor
solutions, today introduced the latest addition to the Exynos product family
with top level of graphic performance driven by a six-core ARM® Mali™-T628 GPU
processor for the first time in the industry. With mobile use case scenarios
becoming increasingly complex, Samsung’s newest eight-core ARM Cortex™-based
application processor gives designers a powerful, energy efficient tool to
build multifaceted user interface capabilities directly into the system
architecture. Samsung will demonstrate the new Exynos 5 family at SIGGRAPH
2013 in the ARM booth, #357; Exhibit Hall C at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa (product code: Exynos 5420), based on ARM
Mali™-T628 MP6 cores, boosts 3D graphic processing capabilities that are over
two times greater than the Exynos 5 Octa predecessor. The newest member of the
Exynos family is able to perform General-Purpose computing on Graphics
Processing Units (GPGPU) accelerating complex and computationally intensive
algorithms or operations, traditionally processed by the CPU. This product
also supports OpenGL® ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1, which enables the
horsepower needed in multi-layer rendering of high-end, complex gaming
scenarios, post-processing and sharing of photos and video, as well as general
high-function multi-tasking operations.

“ARM welcomes the latest addition to the successful Exynos Octa 5 series,
which uses ARM’s Mali GPU solution to dramatically improve graphics
performance,” said Pete Hutton, executive vice president & general manager,
Media Processing Division, ARM. “ARM big.LITTLE™ and ARM Artisan® Physical IP
technologies continue to be at the heart of the Octa series and now complement
the new functionality brought by ARM GPU Compute. This combination enables
unprecedented capabilities in areas such as facial detection and gesture
control, and brings desktop-quality editing of images and video to mobile

“Demand for richer graphic experiences is growing rapidly nowadays,” said
Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. “In
order to meet that demand from both OEMs and end users, we developed this
processor which enables superb graphical performance without compromising
power consumption.”

The newest Exynos processor is powered by four ARM Cortex®-A15™ processors at
1.8GHz with four additional Cortex-A7™cores at 1.3 GHz in a big.LITTLE
processing implementation. This improves the CPU processing capability by 20
percent over the predecessor by optimizing the power-saving design.

In addition, the multiple image compression (MIC) IP block inside this
System-on-Chip successfully lowers the total system power when bringing
pictures or multimedia from memory to display panel. This feature results in
maximizing the usage hours of mobile devices with a high-resolution display
such as WQXGA (2500x1600), in particular when browsing the web or doing
multimedia application requiring the frequent screen refresh.

The new Exynos 5 Octa processor also features a memory bandwidth of 14.9
gigabytes per second paired with a dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz, enabling an
industry-leading fast data processing and support for full HD Wifi display.
This new processor also incorporates a variety of full HD 60 frames per second
video hardware codec engines for 1080p video recording and playback.

The new family of Exynos 5 Octa is currently sampling to customers and is
scheduled for mass-production in August.

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- Samsung Exynos brand site :

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