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Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Dual processor with eye-catching specs

News by Andrew Kameka on Friday August 10, 2012.

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Samsung has shared details on the Exynos 5 Dual, a system-on-a-chip with a dual-core 1.7GHz processor based on ARM Cortex-A15 architecture.

The Exynos 5 Dual uses Cortex-A15, which has DMIPS 40 percent higher than the Cortex-A9 core commonly found in most quad-core devices today. The increased power and efficiency of the A15 means that a dual-core processor may outperform this generation of quad-core products that use the older A9 processor architecture.

The 32nm Exynos 5 Dual also supports WQXGA display, 1080p 60fps video capture, 3D graphics, USB 3.0 and SATA 3. Its media capabilities are boosted by 3D noise reduction, video digital image stabilization, optical distortion compensation, and a quad-core GPU. Samsung also claims that the Exynos 5 Dual has been designed to handle the "worst case scenarios" in WQXGA bandwidth issues, maintaining a smooth UI and visual performance thanks to 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth.

Samsung has not revealed which device will be the first to ship with its Exynos 5 Dual processor, but the SoC is likely to factor heavily into products the company releases next year.

source: Samsung Exynos, via: The Verge

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