Thursday, January 17, 2013

Qualcomm CEO Calls Samsung’s Eight-Core Exynos 5 Octa a Publicity Stunt

 A few days ago we told you that Samsung presented the Exynos 5 Octa, which is an eight core processor that is bound to provide brilliant performance and might be prt of the next Galaxy S4. However, I personally don't think it is fair to exactly call it an eight-core processor and Qualcomm CEO agrees, but uses much harsher words. In fact, Dr. Paul Jacobs called the whole project a publicity stunt whose aim is to mislead the public into thinking that the Exynos 5 Octa is something new, unique and better than what other companies have to offer.


 Personally I agree and I think that this is the start of a great marketing campaign for the Galaxy S4 as well as the Galaxy Note 3. The Exynos 5 Octa doesn't really earn its name due to the fact that it doesn’t operate all eight cores simultaneously which is something most people will be thinking. The fact is that this processor has a bank of four advanced A15 or four smaller A7 cores. Depending on the needs of the programs(s) that are being ran the processor will choose between the two banks in order to provide the best experience possible while saving needless battery drain.

 The Tegra 3 is just Tegra 3, in spite of the fact that if you counts its extra power-saving core it should actually be called a five-core chip. Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs doesn’t seem too pleased with how Samsung is trying to position this chip, and had a few choice words about the Exynos 5 Octa while speaking to reporters in Beijing.

 However, this is how the tech industry and smart advertising coexist and function, it is nothing new and is quite normal of Dr. P. Jacobs to defend the interests of his company and their Smartdragon processor. What we should really be waiting for is the benchmark results to see how well the Exynos 5 Octa performs - that is what really matters. Or at least it should!

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