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Samsung's new Exynos processor is a smoker, doubles performance of old chips

News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday November 30, 2011.

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Samsung's current line of Exynos mobile processors have been no slouch in the performance department, as they are what power a number of variants of the stellar Galaxy S II smartphone. Despite that, Samsung isn't resting on its laurels, and it promises that its next-generation of Exynos system-on-chip (SoC) processors will double the performance of the current chips.

The new Exynos 5250 SoC packs two Cortex-A15-based chips clocked at 2GHz each. Samsung says that this provides twice the performance of processors with 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 architectures. In addition to the added processing power, the new Exynos chipset features four times the graphics processing performance of older designs, with the ability to support screen resolutions of up to WQXGA (25601600) and power stereoscopic 3D displays. The Exynos 5250 is constructed using 32nm manufacturing processes.

High-end tablets are where Samsung intends to put the new Exynos processors first, with them trickling down to smartphones later. Mass production is scheduled for the second quarter of next year. [via Sammy Hub]

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