Samsung Announces New Exynos 5 Octa 5420 SoC with More CPU and Graphics Horsepower

Samsung announced the next generation of its Exynos processors with the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chip, which boasts even more CPU and graphics processing power than previous editions. In fact, Samsung says that the new chip offers 20% better CPU processing and double the graphics firepower of any other Exynos 5 Octa.

The Exynos 5 Octa uses four ARM Cortex-A15 (1.8GHz) and four Cortex-A7 (1.3GHz) processors in a big.LITTLE setup as well as ARM Mali-T628 MP6 graphics. It also features 14.9GBps memory bandwidth and 933MHz dual-channel LPDDR3 and supports 1080p HD video recording and playback at 60 FPS. And of course, power efficiency is at the forefront of the design.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor

"Demand for richer graphic experiences is growing rapidly nowadays," said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics in a press release. "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."

Mobile devices just keep getting more and more powerful, and the new Exynos 5 Octa will help push mobile performance even higher. Samsung is seeding the new chips to customers now and expects to see mass production ramp up next month.