Samsung Exynos 5 Dual to have next-gen Mali GPU, built on 32nm process

Daniel Bader

August 10, 2012 10:08am

Samsung’s ucpming Snapdragon S4 competitor is going to be a serious beast. The dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 SoC is built on Samsung’s 32nm manufacturing process and has some serious improvements over both its own Cortex-A9 Exynos 4 Quad chips and Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line offerings.

First, both cores will be clocked initially at 1.7Ghz, though the extremely power-efficient nature of the chip design should make it easy on the battery. Samsung is also including ARM’s next-generation Mali T604 GPU which supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX 11, which should theoretically make the SoC compatible with upcoming Windows 8 tablets.

We’re also looking at 800Mhz LPDDR3 RAM, double the speed of existing Samsung chips and 300Mhz faster than what’s included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 line. The Exynos 5 Dual also supports USB 3.0 input and will be able to power displays up to a resolution of 2560×1600. The Mali chip should also be able to decode 1080p video at 60fps, and push video over WiFi using WiFi Direct.

We’re hoping that the Exynos 5 Dual is on-die LTE compatible out of the box but at the very least Samsung should be able to shoe-horn an external LTE chip on there somewhere.

The next twelve months are going to be very competitive in the SoC space as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Nvidia and Samsung release their next-generation chips.

Source: Samsung
Via: Android Authority 

  • Jimbo

    All this speed is great and with improved battery life. How about working on better antennas? All that speed won’t mean a thing if your not able to keep connected to the towers.

  • sickens

    @Jimbo true that.

    If there is one thing I miss from my BlackBerry days, was the solid radio performance pretty much everywhere.

  • rimme

    Who needs this when bbm10 phones will have top of the line speed!

  • superfly

    For the note 2 or note 3. hmm……

  • Me Ted

    I’d love to see this in the next gen Nexus line although it’s probably going to be reserved for something a little further down the road. I’m sure the GN2 already has its CPU picked out.

  • Vengefulspirit99

    This is the result of putting nearly 2 billion dollars into r&d

  • Ron Mexico

    How much you wanna bet it won’t have LTE?

  • Henaway

    And coming soon … the Apple lawsuit claiming Samsung stole the chip design from them. LOL

  • xorn

    Do you know what would be surprising? Apple not suing at all. I think Apple is the biggest lawfirm in the world and they happen to dabble in technology.

  • Omar

    This is same as current S4 cortex A-15 dual core…
    Sure exynos has Mali gpu which is wayyyyy better gpu then stupid Adreno gpu in snapdragon.
    Still same old dual core.
    Quad core would be better. sadly world isnt perfect and we will have to wait for that quad core A-15.