Samsung Formally Announces The 5 Octa Processor… And Yes– The “Octa” Stands For The Chipset’s 8 Cores!


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.



About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • PKM

    well…first PS2/gamecube emulators in near future ? possibly ? :)

  • ddh819

    can’t wait for the Octa-roms