Samsung Details 'Exynos 5 Dual' Chip with Better than Retina Display Muscle

Paul Lilly

Samsung today took the mobile world by storm by introducing its new Exynos 5 Dual SoC (System-on-Chip) manufactured on a 32nm High K/Metal Gate process. It features the world's first ARM Cortex A15 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and is capable of driving WQXGA (2560x1600) displays, paving the way for a new generation of tablets that trump the much hyped Retina display on Apple's third gen iPad device.

There are plenty of technical details to digest , one of the highlights of which is the quad-core Mali-T604 GPU built into the Exynos 5 Dual. It's better equipped than Qualcomm's Adreno 225 GPU, and in addition to driving better-than-Retina level displays, it also supports stereoscopic 3D and is five times more powerful than previous Mali GPUs.

Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual is a veritable powerhouse across the board. It can pump out 60fps at 2560x1600, is equipped with a 128-bit multi-layered bus architecture, supports 800MHz LPDDR3/DDR3 interfaces for 12.8GB/s of memory bandwidth, has USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps controllers, and is littered with APIs like DirectX 11, OpenGL ES 3.0, and OpenCL 1.1.

No products have yet been announced with the Exynos 5 Dual , but we can't wait to see which ones emerge.

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