SamsungLogo Samsung going quad core with the Exynos 4412

Some very early details of Samsung's next generation Exynos SoC has made an appearance online and it suggests that the upcoming Exynos 4412 is a quad core processor. It will still be an ARM Cortex-A9 based chip, but it's said to sport improved graphics and higher clock speeds.

Some very early details of Samsung's next generation Exynos SoC has made an appearance online and it suggests that the upcoming Exynos 4412 is a quad core processor. It will still be an ARM Cortex-A9 based chip, but it's said to sport improved graphics and higher clock speeds.

The details appeared on a Kernel Git page which is a Linux kernel archive and consist of files that add kernel support for the Exynos 4412 quad core SoC. Several files mentions the fact that the Exynos 4412 is a quad core ARM Cortex-A9 chip and most of it appears to be supplied by a Samsung employee some six weeks ago. Clock speeds of the new chip are expected to be around 1.5GHz.

Apparently the Exynos 4412 shares most of its features with the dual core Exynos 4212 and both chips are expected to be 32nm HKMG parts. It's also believed that the Exynos 4412 will feature updated graphics in the shape of ARM's Mali-604T GPU core with up to eight "cores", although at this point in time this is purely speculation and it's very possible that we might see a PowerVR based graphics core here, since as we know, Samsung has licenced both companies graphics technology. We'll just have to wait and see what Samsung comes up with, but it's clear that 2012 is going to be the year of quad core ARM processors.

Source: Sammy Hub