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Samsung unveils its new 8-core mobile CPU, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890

Samsung's new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 will most likely power the company's next-gen Galaxy S7 smartphone
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Nov 13, 2015 6:23 pm

Samsung has just announced its latest mobile processor, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890. The name confusion aside, Samsung's latest mobile chip is built on the company's 14nm FinFET process technology.




The Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is also the first chip that Samsung has used its custom-designed CPU cores based on a 64-bit architecture, with the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 rocking 4 big custom cores, along with 4 small ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Samsung says the new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 offers a 30% improvement in performance compared to the previous Exynos 7 Octa, while it will also be 10% more power efficient.


Samsung's latest mobile processor also integrates a state-of-the-art LTE modem that is capable of an insane 600Mbps download, and 150Mbps upload on Cat 12, and Cat 13, respectively. The new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 also has support for 4K (the full 4096x2160) and WQUXGA (3840x2400), so expect some ridiculous smartphone, tablet and VR resolutions powered by Samsung's latest Exynos processor in the very near future.


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