A trusted source very close to Samsung Semiconductors told us that the Exynos 5 Octa, the 8-core monster that was announced by the Korean company at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, has reached 24,249.
Earlier this year, benchmarks of what purported to be prototypes of the Galaxy S4, both in its Korean and International variants, the SHV-E300S and the GT-I9500, surfaced on Antutu, reaching 19,072 and 21,469 on Antutu, a small but significant difference that’s puzzling given that they were both apparently clocked at 1.8GHz.
Our source was unable to confirm at which speed the processor was clocked and on what Android version it was running. The processor adopted an exotic big.LITTLE processor configuration by combining four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.2GHz with four Cortex-A15 ARM ones clocked at up to 1.8GHz. Both
We still don’t know what GPU the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa uses. Most news outlets say that it comes with an ARM Mali-T658 8-core GPU while at least one respected source, Anandtech, claims that the product uses a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, a triple-core solution that runs at 533MHz.
We’ve ping-ed our ARM, Samsung and Imagination Technologies contacts to find out more and will report back when we get more details.