Samsung has officially released the details of the Exynos 5250 SoC. Named Exynos 5 Dual, this chip will succeed the Exynos 4 Quad featured on the international version of the Galaxy S III smartphone. The 32 nm Exynos 5 Dual brings with it, a range of upgrades over the Exynos 4 Quad and will trump the existing Exynos 4 Quad competition Qualcomm’s 28 nm Snapdragon S4, outright.
Some of the major feature of the next generation Exynos System on Chip, as listed by Android Authority, are as follows:
Dual-core 1.7 Ghz Cortex A15 CPU
Mali T604 GPU
OpenGL ES 3.0
OpenCL 1.1 full profile
Support for WXQGA displays
Wi-Fi display support
12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth with 2 port 800 Mhz LPDDR3 RAM support
1080p 60 FPS video performance and VP8 codec decoder
USB 3.0 support
The Exynos 5 Dual will also be the first ever Cortex A15-based chip and will launch later this year and perhaps see a wide spread use in devices, next year.
The chip is capable of rendering stereoscopic 3D images and support a maximum display resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and surprisingly, will even support DirectX 11 (We could see this ARM chip making its way into Windows 8 based tablets next year). Exynos 5 Dual’s 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth combined with the USB 3.0 support will mean high data transfer speeds as well.
While the Exynos 5 Dual might not be as powerful as the Exynos 4 Quad when it comes to raw performance power dual to the fewer cores, it still has better graphic capabilities and more significantly, it will be much more energy efficient, meaning longer battery life from a fast and feature rich chip.
There are currently no words on which upcoming device will wear the Exynos 5 Dual. Perhaps the rumored Windows RT tablet from Samsung or even some version of the Galaxy 10.1 perhaps.
Via: Android Authority
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