Samsung updates Exynos 5 Octa with double the graphics processing

The company's new chip, which is based on four ARM Cortex-A15 processors, is slated for widespread production in August.

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Samsung has updated its already popular Exynos 5 Octa processor.

Samsung's update doubles the graphics processing power of its previous Exynos 5 Octa, the company announced on Tuesday. In addition, it's powered by four 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, providing 20 percent more CPU processing than the predecessor.

According to Samsung, it's been seeing increasing demand for mobile processors that can deliver high-end graphics processing. The company's latest Exynos 5 will deliver that, but will also cut down on power consumption, according to Samsung.

The octa-core processor from Samsung has been around for months, but it's been available in just a few of the company's products. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is arguably the most notable Exynos 5-based device, but that's been extremely hard to come by in North America.

Samsung has not said what products might be running its updated Exynos 5 Octa, but the company is currently sampling it to customers. Mass production on the Exynos 5 is slated to begin in August.

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