Exynos

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An Exynos 4 Quad (4412), on the circuit board of a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

Exynos is a series of ARM-based System-on-Chips (SoCs) developed and manufactured by Samsung Electronics and is a continuation of Samsung's earlier S3C, S5L and S5P line of SoCs.

History[edit]

In 2010 Samsung launched the S5PC110 (now Exynos 3 Single) in its Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, which featured a licensed ARM Cortex-A8 CPU.[1]

In early 2011, Samsung first launched the Exynos 4210 SoC in its Samsung Galaxy S II mobile smartphone. The driver code for the Exynos 4210 was made available in the Linux kernel[2] and support was added in version 3.2 in November 2011.[3][4]

On 29 September 2011, Samsung introduced Exynos 4212[5] as a successor to the 4210; it features a higher clock frequency and "50 percent higher 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation"[citation needed]. Built with a 32 nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process; it promises a "30 percent lower power-level over the previous process generation."[citation needed]

On 30 November 2011, Samsung released information about their upcoming SoC with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, which was initially named "Exynos 5250" and was later renamed to Exynos 5 Dual. This SoC has a memory interface providing 12.8 GB/sec of memory bandwidth, support for USB 3.0 and SATA 3, can decode full 1080p video at 60 fps along with simultaneously displaying WQXGA-resolution (2560x1600) on a mobile display as well as 1080p over HDMI.[6]

On 26 April 2012, Samsung released the Exynos 4 Quad, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II.[7] The Exynos 4 Quad SoC uses 20% less power than the SoC in Samsung Galaxy SII. Samsung also changed the name of several SoCs, Exynos 3110 to Exynos 3 Single, Exynos 4210 and 4212 to Exynos 4 Dual 45 nm,[8] and Exynos 4 Dual 32 nm[9] and Exynos 5250 to Exynos 5 Dual.

List of Exynos SoCs[edit]

SoC CPU GPU Memory technology Availability Utilizing devices
Model number fab instruction set microarchitecture cores Frequency (GHz)
Exynos 3 Single[10]
(previously S5PC110, Hummingbird, Exynos 3110)
45 nm ARMv7 Cortex-A8 1 1.0–1.2 PowerVR SGX540 @ 200 MHz; 3.2 GFLOPS[11] 32-bit dual-channel 200 MHz LPDDR, LPDDR2, or DDR2 2010 at 1 GHz:
Samsung Galaxy S line, Samsung Wave S8500, Samsung Wave II S8530, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Exhibit 4G, Google Nexus S, Meizu M9, Samsung Stratosphere[12]

at 1.2 GHz:

Samsung Infuse 4G
Exynos 3 Quad
(internally Exynos 3470)[13]
28nm Cortex-A7 4 1.4 GHz Mali-400MP4 @ 450 MHz 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Exynos 4 Dual 45 nm[8]
(previously Exynos 4210)[14]
45 nm Cortex-A9 2 1.2–1.4 Mali-400MP4 @ 266 MHz; 10.64 GFLOPS LPDDR2, DDR2 or DDR3 (6.4 GB/sec)[15] 2011 at 1.2 GHz:
Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

at 1.4 GHz:

Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Hardkernel ODROID-A, Meizu MX 2-Core (first 2-core model), Cotton Candy by FXI Tech, ORIGEN 4 Dual[16]
Exynos 4 Dual 32 nm[9]
(previously Exynos 4212)[14]
32 nm HKMG Cortex-A9 2 1.5 Mali-400MP4[17] (quad-core) @ 400 MHz; 16 GFLOPS LPDDR2, LPDDR3 or DDR3 (6.4 GB/sec)[18] 2011 Meizu MX 2-Core (new 2-core model), Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0,[19] Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Exynos 4 Quad[20]
(internally Exynos 4412)[21]
32 nm HKMG Cortex-A9 4 1.4 ARM Mali-400MP4[22] (quad-core) @ 440 MHz ; 17.6 GFLOPS 32-bit dual-channel 400 MHz LPDDR, LPDDR2, DDR2 or DDR3 (6.4 GB/sec)[23] 2012 Samsung Galaxy S III (selected devices in Europe/Asia/South America), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Camera, Lenovo K860, Newman N2, Ramos W30HD, Meizu MX 4-Core, Hardkernel ODROID-X,[24] ODROID-U,[25] ODROID-Q,[26] ORIGEN 4 Quad,[16] Hyundai T7 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Pop,[27] Samsung Galaxy Light,[28] Lenovo P700i[29]
Exynos 4 Quad[20]
(internally Exynos 4412 Prime)[21]
32 nm HKMG Cortex-A9 4 1.6 ARM Mali-400MP4[22] (quad-core) @ 533 MHz; 21.32 GFLOPS 32-bit dual-channel 400 MHz LPDDR, LPDDR2, DDR2 or DDR3 (6.4 GB/sec)[20] 2012 Samsung Galaxy Note II, Meizu MX2, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung Galaxy NX, iberry Auxus CoreX4 3G,[30][31] Hardkernel ODROID-U2,[32] ODROID-X2,[33] ODROID-Q2,[34] Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Exynos 5 Dual[35]
(previously Exynos 5250)[36]
32 nm HKMG Cortex-A15 2 1.7 ARM Mali-T604[37] (quad-core) @ 533 MHz; 68.224 GFLOPS[citation needed] 32-bit dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3/DDR3 (12.8 GB/sec) or 533 MHz LPDDR2 (8.5 GB/sec) Q3 2012[36] Samsung Chromebook XE303C12,[38] Google Nexus 10, Arndale Board,[39] Huins ACHRO 5250 Exynos,[40] Freelander PD800 HD,[41] Voyo A15, HP Chromebook 11, Samsung Homesync
Exynos 5 Octa[42][43][44]
(internally Exynos 5410)
28 nm HKMG Cortex-A15+
Cortex-A7[45]
big.LITTLE[46]
4+4 1.6
1.2
IT PowerVR SGX544MP3 @ 480 MHz 49 GFLOPS (532 MHz in some full-screen apps)[47] 32-bit dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (12.8 GB/sec) Q2 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500,[48][49] Hardkernel ODROID-XU,[50] Meizu MX3, ZTE Grand S II TD[51]
Exynos 5 Octa[52]
(internally Exynos 5420)
28 nm HKMG Cortex-A15+
Cortex-A7
(big.LITTLE with GTS)
4+4 1.8–1.9
1.3
ARM Mali-T628 MP6 @ 533 MHz; 109 GFLOPS 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3e (14.9 GB/sec) Q3 2013 Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6",[53] Samsung Galaxy Note 3,[54] Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro (12.2 & 10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4,Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Arndale Octa Board
Exynos 5 Octa[55]
(internally Exynos 5422)
28 nm HKMG Cortex-A15+
Cortex-A7
(big.LITTLE with GTS)
4+4 2.1
1.5
ARM Mali-T628 MP6 @ 695 MHz (142 Gflops) 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3/DDR3 (14.9 GB/sec) Q2 2014 Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
Exynos 5 Octa[56]
(internally Exynos 5800)
28 nm HKMG Cortex-A15+
Cortex-A7
(big.LITTLE with GTS)
4+4 2.1
1.3
ARM Mali-T628 MP6 @ 695 MHz (142 Gflops) 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3/DDR3 (14.9 GB/sec) Q2 2014 Samsung Chromebook 2 13,3"[57]
Exynos 5 Hexa[58]
(internally Exynos 5260)
28 nm HKMG Cortex-A15+
Cortex-A7
(big.LITTLE with GTS)
2+4 1.7
1.3
ARM Mali-T624 32-bit dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (12.8 GB/sec) Q2 2014 Galaxy Note 3 Neo (announced January, 31st 2014),[59] Samsung Galaxy K zoom[60]

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