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Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa gains HMP, turns into actual 8-core chip

By Scorpus
Sep 10, 2013
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  1. Up until now, Samsung's 'octa-core' Exynos 5 Octa system-on-a-chip (SoC) hasn't really contained an octa-core CPU. The quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs were split, with software choosing which set of cores to use depending on the system...

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  2. The smartphones have surpassed Intel desktop processors in cores....
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

    Awesome. This is good news. I hope the hit on battery life is not severe.
     
  4. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Addict Posts: 444   +28

    Remember though more cores <> superior performance
     

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