Samsung announced their first generation Exynos 5 Octa earlier this year at the CES and today they’ve announced an improved chip with a faster CPU and new GPU. The new Exynos 5 Octa (product code: Exynos 5420) features the same big.LITTLE implementation found on the first Exynos 5 Octa but now comes with quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 clocked at 1.8GHz and Cortex-A7 at 1.3GHz. Samsung says this is an improvement of 20 percent over the previous generation that had a speed of 1.6GHz (Cortex-A15) and 1.2GHz (Cortex-A7).
In addition to higher clock speed, big change is the inclusion of six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU which is two times better than the Imagination PowerVR 544 GPU found in the Exynos 5 Octa that powers the Galaxy S4 (I9500). The GPU also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and Full Profile Open CL 1.1.
The Exynos 5 Octa (5420) 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 14.9GB/s with dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz.
The chip will go on mass production in August and is currently being sampled to its customers.