Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250), 32nm Processor Suppporting USB 3.0 and DirectX 11

Samsung has released details of its latest processor, Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 5250. It’s a mobile CPU based on ARM Cortex A-15 architecture . The processor has a clock speed of 1.7 GHz (dual-core) and uses 32nm processing technology. Exynos 5 Dual is a big improvement of Exynos 4 Quad installed in the international version of Galaxy S III.Samsung says that this processor brings improvements in graphics performance, connectivity, and battery life.

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250)

Exynos 5 Dual is packed with quad-core Mali-T604 GPU, which supports up to WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) and 3D stereoscopic display. The capability exceeds Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU by adding OpenGl ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1, and DirectX 11 support. It has a potential for being used on Windows 8 devices. ARM site claims that T604 is five times faster than previous Mali GPU.

Samsung also adds USB 3.0 and SATA III controller inside Exynos 5 Dual processor. LPDDR3 800 MHz RAM is fitted on Exynos 5 Dual as a replacement of LPDDR2 400 MHz RAM. It exceeds LPDDR2 500 MHz on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. The subsystem memory can transfer data up to 12.8 GB/s and can be combined with USB 3.0 and SATA III.

As a smartphone CPU, battery life is an important issue. The 32nm Exynos 4 Quad has shown impressive performance. Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to come with Exynos 5 Dual. However the tablet is reported to pack Exynos 4 Quad. There is a rumor saying that Samsung 11.8-inch tablet will use Exynos 5 Dual and will be launched in the late of this year.

Ivan Andrianto

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