The new Intel processors for smartphones/tablets are now very close to ARM when it comes to power consumption, and ARM may regain a clear lead thanks to big.LITTLE processing technology, which is currently shown to consume about 40% less power than equivalent tasks run on Cortex A15 (only) processors. Samsung claims it may offers up to 70 percent higher energy efficiency compared to the previous quad-core (Cortex A9) Exynos.
Glenn Roland, vice president and head of new platforms and OEM, EA, demonstrates the processing power of the Exynos 5 Octa by running “Need for Speed Most Wanted” on a reference platform.
Exynos 5 Octa is targeted at high-end smartphones and tablets, but the company did not provide any availability for this SoC. We do not know which GPU is used either, but I suspect it could be Mali-T658, the fastest ARM GPU available in 2013.
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