Recently there was a hint from Samsung Exynos about the launch of a new Exynos SoC at CES 2014 that is scheduled on 6th Jan at Las Vegas and now there is something more to add on it. A recent report suggests that there will be two SoC’s that Samsung is planning to show off at CES, the first being the Exynos 6 which is the upgraded version of the previous Exynos 5 line SoC’s and the second will be the Exynos S. Now what’s here to note about is that the Exynos 6 is supposed to be the new 64 Bit Octa-Core unit that will make use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) and provide a true Octa-Core performance. The Exynos 6 powered devices will also be able to use more Gigs of RAM as 64 Bit Architecture enables the usage of RAM greater than 3GB (Galaxy Note 3 is the only device with 3GB RAM till date so 4GB for the Galaxy S5 isn’t something to doubt).
At their Analyst Day in November, Samsung had spread some light on their new custom 64-Bit chip that will make use of its own architecture instead of one licensed from ARM (while still being compatible with the ARM instruction set). The Exynos S might be Samsung’s entry in the fields that companies like Qualcomm and Apple already are (Snapdragon SoC’s & Apple A7 etc.). This will be a good start for Samsung as a new architecture may result in greater speeds and better battery performance on the new devices that Samsung will debut in the coming moths/years. The Exynos S is also said to be nearly 1.5 times faster than the Snapdragon 800 so there will be no competition in that department soon if that comes out to be true. Do you think Samsung is Over-Killing it with 64Bit Octa-Core SoC’s or its something you really hoped for ? Feel free to share your views in the comments section below.