Aug 14 AT 9:56 AM Nick Sarafolean 4 Comments

Samsung Exynos 5430 octa-core processor uses new 20nm process

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Samsung has officially announced a new Exynos octa-core processor that uses a new 20nm manufacturing process. The Exynos 5430 chip, which can be found in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, is the first Exynos processor to switch to a 20nm manufacturing process. The new 20nm manufacturing process results in a smaller die than a traditional 28nm process, resulting in up to a 25 percent decrease in power consumption.

In other areas, the Exynos 5430 is similar to existing octa-core chips. It features four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores and four 1.8GHz Cortex A15 cores on a big.LITTLE HMP set-up. This means that while the processor will usually choose one set of cores to run on at a time, it can run both at the same time if necessary. Such a processor is quite capable of powering devices with high resolutions like QHD and WQXGA. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 4 has been rumored to use an Exynos 5433 processor, which could also use this 20nm process and be a more powerful version of the Exynos 5430.

Via: Android Central

Source: Samsung

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  • BlazeHN

    So this means the Alpha can get as powerful as 3.1 Ghz and the Note 4 even more?

    • Nick Sarafolean

      Not quite. The big.LITTLE set-up is intended more as a power-saving technique than a performance booster. If all eight cores are running at the same time, they’ll likely be running at partial capacity simply due to power requirements. Generally though, the four A7 cores will run for everyday tasks like web browsing, reading, watching video, etc. The A15 cores kick in for high-intensity things such as photo editing, gaming, etc.

  • Robairto

    And yet they are too stupid to put the speaker on the front of a multi-media phone 👎

  • randy torrey

    When will version get the note 4?.