At a second press announcement overnight at CES, Samsung has announced a new 8-core CPU the Exynos 5 Octa, a CPU which uses ARMs big.LITTLE processing technology.
big.LITTLE processing offers better power efficiency to extend battery life by what ARM claims is up to 70%, they also claim this gives better performance. To do this the new SOC uses two different CPUs in clusters, four A15 Cores and four A7 cores with applications able to offload the lower end tasks to the A7 cores while saving the A15 cores for the heavier workloads when required.
Samsung claims that the new Exynos 5 Octa will produce twice the 3D performance of even their Exynos 4 Quad CPU. With Samsung announcing the new CPU now, could this possibly be what will be powering the Galaxy S IV when it’s announced in a few months?