Samsung announces new Exynos 5 Octa (5420) with faster CPU, new GPU

Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5420)

Samsung teased a new Exynos 5 Octa processor last week and today they have officially announced the evolved Exynos 5 Octa. The new Exynos 5420 now boasts quad-core Cortex-A15 chips clocked at 1.8GHz and Cortex-A7 at 1.3GHz, representing a performance boost of 20 percent from the previous Exynos 5 Octa chip that used A15 at 1.6GHz and A7 at 1.2GHz.

Another major change in the new SoC is the six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU that is said to offer graphic capabilities two times better than the current Exynos 5 Octa CPU. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1.

The Exynos 5 Octa supports display resolution of up to 2500×1600, 1080p video recording and playback with 60fps support, full HD Wi-Fi display support and memory bandwidth of 14.9GBPS with dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz.

The chip is slated to go on mass production in August.

Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5420)