August 11, 2012

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, World’s First Cortex A15 Chip

Lee Rannals for - Your Universe Online

Samsung has announced its Exynos 5 Dual, the world's first Cortex A15-based chip and next generation of ARM computer chips.

The chip will be the successor of the Exynos 4 Quad chip, which is currently found in international Galaxy S III models.

The latest chip runs at 1.7 gigahertz with ARM's quad-core Mali T-605 graphic processor.

Exynos 5 Dual also supports USB 3.0, and SATA III controllers, so it will be able to move data along quickly.

Samsung's latest chip also supports Wi-Fi Display technology, allowing users to wirelessly stream media from a phone to a supported TV.

The chip can also support resolutions up to 2,560 by 1,600, which is a higher resolution than 1080p HDTVs.

"I expect the Exynos 5 Dual to beat the quad core S4 Pro in performance for all single threaded apps, with the S4 Pro gaining a slight advantage in multi-threaded apps," Android Authority's Lucian Armasu explained in an analysis of the ARM-based SoC.

"The Exynos 5 Dual is the chip you should look for in upcoming tablets and smartphones, as it should have the most powerful CPU and GPU of any new chips coming out by the end of the year, including the S4 Pro and OMAP 5. Next year, we can begin talking about the quad-core Tegra 4 and the Exynos 5 Quad, but, until then, Exynos 5 Dual should reign supreme in the mobile market in terms of performance and features."ҬҬSamsung hasn't announced any products that will use the new processor, but some believe it will be the brains behind the upcoming Galaxy Tab 11.6.