Samsung Exynos 8 Octa infographic shows the future of chipsets

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Last updated: January 11th, 2016 at 16:37 UTC+01:00

Samsung is launching the Exynos 8 Octa SoC which is due to be used in the next generation of mobile handsets and its built on the 14nm FinFET technology, one that is expected to deliver a huge profit. Samsung started mass producing the industry’s first 14nm FinFET processors for mobile devices 11 months ago so the South Korean giant is quite ahead of the game.

As opposed to the Exynos 7 Octa (7420), the Exynos 8 Octa has a 30% better performance and a 10% more efficient energy consumption. It’s an octa core processor from which 4 cores take the big load off whereas the remaining 4 cores and smaller and are meant to make the chip more efficient. This is what Samsung calls Heterogeneous Multi-Processing or HMP Solutions for short, which is a system for using the big cores and the little cores in an optimal combination. What’s more is that the 14nm FinFET technology uses a 3D transistor setting in order to increase performance and decrease chip size, and that’s where the term “14nm” comes from: electrons normally travel one way (20nm) in a 2D transistor build whereas in a 3D transistor scheme the electrons travel in three ways (14nm travel distance).

Regarding connectivity, the Exynos 8 Octa supports category 12 for downlink and category 13 for uplink so it’s a very efficient chipset from this point of view. What’s more is that its 3D performance can deliver PC or console-like gaming experience and the chip also has a very high resolution display support with four times as much detail as Full HD (4,096 x 2,160 pixels as opposed to 1,920 x 1,080)

Check out the infographic below to get a better idea of just how good this SoC is.

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