By Anton D. Nagy | February 24, 2012 6:14 AM
We’ve already heard about Samsung’s 5450 Exynos SoC, a 2GHz chip with four cores. It might or might not power the rumored monster tablet Samsung is expected to unveil at next week’s MWC. However, the South Korean manufacturer recently showed off its quad-core Exynos 4 SoC for tablets and high-end smartphones while taking part at a chip conference this week.
The chip is expected to see the light of day at MWC in Barcelona but it is yet unknown whether it will be included in any high-end tablets at the show (with the Galaxy S III being a no-show). The SoC, as previously reported, contains four ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocking at 1.5GHz, a quad-core ARM Mali graphics chip, 64-bit NEON media engine and a dual-channel controller for high speed DDR2/DDR3 memory.
One of the main advantages of the nVidia Tegra 3 alternative is that is sports a fifth core for low-power operations. Samsung’s SoC will rely on power management instead of a fifth core and the manufacturer claims the Exynos 4 SoC could deliver a performance gain of 35-50%. Find out more details at the source link below and make sure to follow our MWC coverage as we’ll be there to tell you all about the hot stuff.