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

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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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The smartphones have surpassed Intel desktop processors in cores....