Samsung Galaxy S5 Matches iPhone 5s Raw Performance With Exynos 6 Processor And Exynos S CPU

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 31, 2013 10:51 AM EST

Reports claimed Samsung will announce its two new processors at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in early January. The two new processors will appear in the future flagship smartphones and tablets of the Korean tech giant to take on Apple's best devices. It is believed that Samsung will announce an Exynos 6 processor and an Exynos S CPU.  

Samsung plans are still unclear but a tweet from the Exynos division said "#CES2014 is right around the corner," while asking fans, "Are you ready to #UnlockExynos?"

The Exynos 6 will feature a true octa-core, allowing all 8 cylinders to fire simultaneously unlike the current Exynos octa-core CPUs on the international variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4. Only four of the eight cores are activated at a particular time on the Exynos 5 and that depends on how resource-intensive the task is.

The enhanced Exynos S will further improve performance as this chipset is 64-bit chip, similar to the Apple A7 processor on the iPad Mini with Retina Display, iPad Air and iPhone 5s. Basically, the 64-bit architecture allows Samsung's power-deprived devices to use more RAM, which may give birth to a Galaxy Note device with a 4GB of RAM or what a Windows 8 system has at present.

This new technology will potentially bring desktop quality to mobile computing devices. It is quite interesting to see how the Korean tech giant will take advantage of this to create extra performance for its devices. With its Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, Samsung already implemented a plethora of ways for its users to simultaneously multitask and it is expected that the company will push its boundaries even further.

The performance of the 64-bit octa-core Exynos S will enable Samsung to achieve 1.43 times performance gains over the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, according to Sam Mobile. Basically, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 could be 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy Note 3 with quad-core 32-bit Snapdragon 800 chip and 3GB of RAM. Given this performance gains, Android tablets will potentially start a Windows computing experience for heavy multitasking.

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