Samsung announced two days ago that it would be making an Exynos processor announcement at CES 2014. Promising only that its processors would be “flying even higher in 2014,” the South Korean company revealed little else. A new report now suggests that Samsung will not only unveil a new octa-core Exynos 6 SoC (System on a Chip) but also a new Exynos S SoC.
At Analyst Day 2013 held back in November, Samsung unveiled its plans to move to a 64-bit processor architecture. The move is planned in two parts. The first will see it use 64-bit ARM cores. In the second, it will shift to 64-bit ARM-compatible cores developed in-house.
The latest rumours suggest that the Exynos 6 will use four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores and will represent the first phase of Samsung’s transition. The Exynos S, about which little is currently known, will represent the second phase. It’s not even clear right now whether it will be an octa-core processor or not. It may well be that that the Exynos 6 will continue to use the big.LITTLE architecture that see it switch between quad-core configurations depending on the task while the Exynos S will be a true octa-core processor.
In terms of performance, the Exynos 6 is reportedly 1.53 times faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 while the Exynos S is 1.43 times faster.
With CES 2014 just over a week away, all should be revealed quite soon!