Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa chip can run eight cores simultaneously

Exynos 5 Octa

Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa chipset has been teased on video, revealing what it calls Heterogeneous Multi-Processing or HMP. This basically means that the new Exynos 5 Octa chip will be able to run all eight cores in tandem. Samsung has tweaked the functionality of the chip allowing CPU cores to concentrate accordingly on a priority basis. So if you’re running a GPU heavy app or a game, the Cortex A15 cores will be up and running, but smaller tasks like texts or phone calls will be handled by the A7 cores. The existing configuration didn’t allow devices to run all eight cores at once, hence relying on either the powerful cores or the weaker cores depending on tasks.

This new chipset seems to be driven by software as well, which means that existing Exynos 5 chips won’t come with this feature, which includes the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The chipset will go into production sometime in Q4, with devices slated to follow shortly after. This could also be a huge load on the battery so expect future Exynos 5 Octa phones to pack beefier batteries.

Source: Samsung

Via: Android Police