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Samsung's 14nm Exynos mobile SoC boosts CPU power by 70%

Samsung's new 14nm Exynos SoC aims to provide major benefits for affordable budget mobile devices.

Published Tue, Aug 30 2016 11:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Samsung's new low-end Exynos mobile chip leverages the 14nm FinFET process, offering sizable performance boosts and power efficiency.

Samsung's 14nm Exynos mobile SoC boosts CPU power by 70% |

Samsung is currently mass producing its new lower-end Exynos 7570 SoC (System-on-Chip) optimized for affordable mobile and IoT devices. Built on the 14nm FinFET process, the new Exynos 7570 chip is 20% smaller than its predecessor's 28nm node making the new chip's transistor's more densely packed and now require less voltage. As such, the new 14nm Exynos chip's four ARM Cortex-153 cores are 30% more power efficient and enjoy a staggering 70% increase in CPU power compared to the earlier SoC.

Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Exynos 7570 is that Samsung has integrated specific components like an LTE and Wi-Fi modem, Bluetooth, and an FM radio directly into the chip. This will reduce the amount of extra components that need to be added to a device's motherboard, allowing phone-makers to shave off some space.

"The new Exynos also offers a fully connected mobile experience by integrating a Cat. 4 LTE 2CA modem and various connectivity solutions, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio and GNSS," reads Samsung's press release announcement.

As it's designed for affordable budget mobile devices, the Exynos 7570 won't support Full HD screen resolution (only up to WXGA 1280 x 800), it can record and play back full 1080p video. The chip also supports an improved image signal processor for 8MP/13MP front and back cameras.

We should start seeing phones using the new Exynos 7570 within the coming months, but Samsung hasn't revealed an official timeline just yet.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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