The new Exynos 5 Octa 5422 is the fastest octa-core processor so far
Samsung has finally announced the two new members to join the Exynos 5 crew. Right at the second day at MWC Exynos 5 Octa 5422 and Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 showed themselves for the first time and those fellas have a lot to offer, though they aren’t the 64-bit processor speculated for the last couple of weeks.
For start, although the new Exynos 5 Octa 5422 isn’t the first Samsung octa-core solution amongst the Exynos 5 generation, the chip pushes its ability beyond the limits of its own kind. The processor packs four low-power Cortex-A7 cores coated at 1.5GHz and another four cores of high-performance Cortex-A15 cloaked at 2.1GHz that basically means this is the fastest octa-core system on chip so far. The good news is that power doesn’t necessarily mean more energy consumption. On the contrary, thanks to the heterogeneous multi-processing technology paired with a brand new adaptive algorithm, the battery will drain as less as possible. In short, due to the ability of the processor to use only the number and mix of cores required, it will keep the power consumption to its lowest and that, for its part, will improve the battery life of the device. Putting that aside, the chipset has been designed for multimedia so it can support the highest resolutions like WQHD, WQXGA and 4K UHD output.
The other one, Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 is even more intriguing as it’s basically one of the little few sporting the rare hexa-core configuration on the market. The processor packs four cores of low-power Cortex-A7 at 1.3GHz and two high-performance Cortex-A15 cores at 1.7GHz. Despite the number of cores, this one is suited for less powerful devices as it can support resolutions like WQXGA and 60fps Full HD playback.
As Samsung Galaxy S5 has been announced to arrive in two variants, one of which to pack a 2.1Ghz octa-core CPU, now we can easily guess that the Korean company refers to the Octa 5422. The hexa-core one, for its part, will jump for the first time under the hood of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.