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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Powers New Chromebook 2

First Chromebook to utilize eight core SoC with big.LITTLE technology for high performance and energy efficiency (Samsung Elecs)

First Chromebook to utilize eight core SoC with big.LITTLE technology for high performance and energy efficiency (Samsung Elecs)

SEOUL, South Korea, Mar 20, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor  solutions, announced that its Exynos 5 Octa mobile application processor  is the power behind the new Samsung Chromebook 2*. The Exynos 5 Octa  family features an eight-core ARM® big.LITTLE™ processor configuration  built for efficient handling of multiple tasks in high-end mobile  devices today.

“Maximizing performance in tight power and thermal budgets is critical  in today’s mobile devices,” said Dr. Kyushik Hong, vice president of  System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Compared to Exynos 5 Dual,  our new Exynos 5 Octa application processors deliver up to 125 percent  increase in computing and two times the multimedia performance. This  enables designers to develop leading-edge products with significantly  improved battery life.”

The 11.6-inch model of new Samsung Chromebook 2 is powered by Exynos 5  Octa based on four big cores (ARM Cortex®-A15 processors at 1.9GHz) and  four little cores (ARM Cortex-A7 processors at 1.3GHz) and the 13.3-inch  model is also powered by Exynos 5 Octa, configured with big.LITTLE  technology (ARM Cortex-A15 processors at 2.0GHz and ARM Cortex-A7  processors at 1.3GHz).

Built on 28nm High-K Metal Gate process technology and incorporating  powerful multi-core ARM Mali™ GPUs, the Exynos 5 Octa family of  application processors brings superior performance as well as maximum  power efficiency to Chromebooks allowing for a smaller, slimmer battery  package that is equally or more efficient than that of previous models.

“ARM big.LITTLE multi-processing technology delivers the highest  performance and efficiency across the widest range of workloads and it  is a significant endorsement to see it used in the new Google  Chromebook,” said Nandan Nayampally, vice president of marketing, CPU  group, ARM. “We welcome Samsung’s continued commitment to deploying the  leading-edge technology on their latest chips featuring the ARM Cortex-A  processor series, ARM Mali-T628 GPU and ARM Artisan™ physical IP.”

“The Samsung Chromebook 2 offers great performance and battery life in a  slim, fanless design, making them great devices for consumers,  businesses and schools,” said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product  management, Google. “We’re particularly excited to see the new 13-inch  form factor from Samsung, powered by Exynos 5 Octa processor, which  brings Chromebooks up market with high quality components and  capabilities, like a full, bright HD screen and top-notch audio for a  rich Google+ Hangouts experience. These specs make the Samsung  Chromebook 2 a great primary device for everyone.”

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* Editor’s note: Chromebook is a cloud based mobile PC featuring  the Google Chrome Operating System.

Source: Samsung Electronics


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