Samsung unveils 20nm octa-core Exynos 5430 processor

Samsung Exynos processorA report in June suggested that Samsung had cancelled the Exynos 5430 processor in favour of a slightly different Exynos 5433 variant. It turns out that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated and Samsung this week unveiled it as the world’s first processor to be built on the 20nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process.

The latest in the Exynos 5 family of processors sports four 1.8GHz Cortex-A15 and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration with with HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing). It promises to be more powerful, “providing considerable amount of power and performance advantages,” than its predecessors (including the Exynos 5 Octa Exynos 5422) without any increase in power consumption.

The Exynos 5430 uses the same ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU found in the Exynos 5422 but the clock speed has been dropped from 695MHz to 600MHz. It still supports resolutions as high as WQHD (2560×1440) and WQXGA (2560×1600)

The Samsung Exynos 5430 will power the already announced Samsung Galaxy Alpha and is widely expected to make its way into at least one variant of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4.

Source : Samsung