You knew that it was only a matter of time before we saw the next wave of weapons to be used in the wonderful world of processors here at CES. NVIDIA struck first by introducing its Tegra 4 processor— then hours later, Qualcomm introduced what was presumably the chipset series to beat— and now we have yet another chipset that trumps both. Samsung has announced the newest addition to its Exynos family called the 5 Octa. There’s a special reason for the Octa branding in this newly unveiled chip: this is Samsung’s first Octa-core processor! The 5 Octa is based off the ARM big.LITTLE / Cortex A15 infrastructure and has two sets of quad cores that power the entire chipset system. The impressive thing is that preliminary tests indicate the new chipset is at least 2x faster than the fastest chips on the market. Ladies and gentlemen— you may proceed to drooling now.
At the moment, there’s no word on when we’ll see the new chipset available in upcoming devices— but we suspect we’ll see something in the upcoming Galaxy S IV or any one of Sammy’s upcoming powerhouse tablets.