Samsung announces its Exynos 5430 octa-core 20nm chip

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Many of us wondered what the whole big deal was with yesterday’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Surely it does have a metal trim and some decent specifications, but that octa-core chip that was announced in the spec sheet was actually not just any Samsung chip. The Korean giant has just announced what makes this octa-core processor so special, and the information is quite revealing.

The new Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that powers the Galaxy Alpha is the first to be based on the 20nm HKMG process. This new chip is equipped with four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four smaller Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3GHz and even supports big.LITTLE HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing) processing that enables activating or deactivating of individual cores as per the processing need. According to Samsung, this new design will provide the processor with as much as 25% more power efficiency than the existing 28nm chip. It will also support display resolutions of WQHD (2560×1440) and WQXGA (2560×1600), so there are high possibilities that this chip will power the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4 reach our Pocketnow labs in order to confirm if all this looks the same on real world use.

Source: Samsung
Via: SammyHub

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