Samsung quietly announces Exynos 7 Octa chip

Samsung has quietly updated its processor website with a new system-on-a-chip.

While the world was enraptured by yesterday’s raft of Google launches, Samsung revealed the Exynos 7 Octa with minimal fanfare.

It’s important to note however that it’s not strictly a ‘new’ SoC – the Exynos 7 is actually the old Exynos 5433 under a shiny new name.

The Exynos 7, which makes an appearance in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4, is like a result of the firm wanting to add a bit more ritz to its flagship processing unit.

It should also make it much easier for consumers to differentiate between Samsung’s SoC line-up, with the newly minimalist moniker far less cumbersome than the old tag.

The Exynos 7 comes with an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores inside. This trumps the Exynos 5 line-up in terms of performance by just short of 60%.

The 20nm manufacturing process also means the Exynos 7 is much less of a battery drain than its forebears too.

The sexed-up SoC also features an ARM Mali T-760 GPU which Samsung touts as providing ‘74% enhanced graphics performance’ alongside more realistic 3D visuals.

The chip can support high resolutions like 1440 x 2560 and 1600 x 2560, and is good for beaming content to 4K TVs at native resolution too.

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