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Samsung Unveils Exynos 5; First With ARM Cortex 15, USB 3.0

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Samsung unveils Exynos 5: first with ARM Cortex A15, USB 3.0 (cllick for full article)

    "Just weeks before IFA 2012 kicks off, Samsung has announced the Exynos 5 system-on-a-chip. It marks a big step forward in mobile processing for Samsung, and the Exynos 5 packs everything required to drive the company's upcoming 11.8-inch high-definition tablet.


    The Exynos 5 is to be the first chip built atop the ARM Cortex A15 architecture when it arrives in a few months. The A15 promises performance per clock that's 40-60% higher than today's top A9 chips, and an overall performance increase of about 50%. Samsung's first Exynos 5 chip, the Exynos 5250, will sport dual Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. Like the Exynos 4, the initial Exynos 5 processor will be produced using Samsung's 32nm High-K Metal Gate process.


    It's also packing the muscular new Mali T604 GPU, which boasts DirectX 11, OpenGL ES 3.0, and Open CL 1.1 support. The T604 will help deliver WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution support, which the Exynos 5 can do without tapping out its full 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth. 1080p content can be displayed comfortably at 60fps, and Samsung has built in hardware-level support for not only the H.264 codec but also Google's open VP8 standard. There's also a special low-power PSR mode that allows the Exynos 5 to reduce power consumption by a factor of 20 while displaying static images (like eBook pages, photos, or web pages).


    Wi-Fi Display support comes as standard, and the Exynos 5 should be able to wirelessly pump HD video to external displays at a still-smooth 30fps. And there's at least one notable update when it comes to wired technologies, too. The new chips can handle USB 3.0 connections, and that's a very good thing. It could save you a ton of time when loading HD videos onto your new 11.8-inch tablet.


    We may see the 5250 pop up in another Samsung device that's rumored to be arriving soon - the Galaxy Note 2."
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Hmm..... It would be nice if Samsung came out with a GTV television that has their new Exynos 5 chip -:)
     
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    Yes but I don't think the current Marvell Google TV ARM processor is underpowered for the platform and cost is really important. It is a certainty a more powerful processor won't bring the cost down. What Google TV needs is marketshare which will generate more development of applications which will drive marketshare and price is a really important part of fhe solution. In a couple of years, who knows, maybe this processor can be used at the needed price point.
     
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    Well Samsung manufacturers their own chips - so whatever chip they use for a GTV it will be manufactured by them. Vizio and Sony don't manufacture their own chips - so the Marvell Armada makes sense for them. On the other hand LG manufactures their own chips and they have their own LG chip in their GTV televisions (not the Marvell chip).

    Samsung had previously announced (approx. 6 months ago) that they intend to market a "high-end GTV television by the end of the year". Since then they haven't announced anything new concerning GTV. IMO they might put their "high-end" chip in a high-end GTV television. We'll see.

    Most of the problem with the GTV marketing is that all the manufacturers (except Vizio) came out with products priced too high. The LG GTV televisions are already being slashed by approx. 35% to 40% off list price. That being said I don't think Samsung will try to enter the market with "budget" GTV products to compete with Vizio - but rather they will have a unique high-end GTV television. (IF they ever have one at all).


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204124204577151433502080906.html
    (click for full article)


    From the article:

    "By JUNG-AH LEE

    SEOUL-Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest flat-screen TV maker by revenue, plans to launch a Web-connected TV using Google Inc.'s operating system in the second half of this year targeting high-end customers in the U.S. first, an executive said in an interview, in a move that will likely help broaden the appeal of its line-up and help combat falling set prices."
     
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