Samsung launches Exynos 5422 and Exynos 5260

There still isn’t a mention of the rumored 64-bit Exynos Infinity, but Samsung announced the revision to the Exynos 5420 at the Mobile World Congress. The Exynos 5422 comes with the same architecture as the Exynos 5420, but features higher clocks. There is still the 4+4 combination of Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 cores, with the Cortex A15 cores clocked to 2.1 GHz while the Cortex A7 cores are clocked to 1.5 GHz. This is very likely the SoC that will be featured in the octa-core version of the Galaxy S5. In addition to higher clocks, the Exynos 5422 features a new hibernation algorithm that increases efficiency and a new mobile image engine that reduces memory bandwidth. The Exynos 5422 comes with Heterogeneous Multi Processing, which means that a combination of any cores can work in conjunction, or all eight cores can run simultaneously if a workload requires it.

The Exynos 5260 is a hexa-core offering that comes with two Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.3 GHz. The SoC also has Heterogeneous Multi Processing, which means that all six cores can work in tandem. It also comes with H.264, MPEG4 and VP8 codecs that allows for full-HD video playback at 60 fps. The Exynos 5260 has a memory bandwidth of 12.8GB/s, which allows it to support WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display screens. Both the Exynos 5422 and Exynos 5260 are built using a 28-nm manufacturing process at Samsung. The Exynos 5260 is currently in mass production, while the Exynos 5422 is scheduled for production later this quarter.


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1 year 9 months ago

It would be splendid idea if Samsung were to implement this octa-core chip into the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

1 year 9 months ago

EXYNOS infinity# Note #4 i would like to c

1 year 9 months ago

28nm fab process is a big part of the reason we don’t see all eight cores active at once. Once they get 22nm working, they will be able to make more significant improvements in terms of clock speeds, or just having all eight cores running at once.

Jaime Larios
1 year 9 months ago

Did you actually read the article?

1 year 9 months ago

Exynos 5422 is the true Octa-core chip. Need to see a benchmark test on that. :)

1 year 9 months ago

Based on past releases, I’m sure India will get the Exynos variant. But is there any way to confirm it?
And yes, I’d prefer an Exynos version to a Snapdragon 801 one anytime

1 year 9 months ago

Really great but is there any news about Exynos Infinity?

1 year 9 months ago

So the Exynos 5260 is the exact version found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo? The Exynos 5422 sounds awesome being a real Octa Core. Hope it more power efficient than the Snapdragon 801 found on the other Galaxy S5 variant.