Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor with custom CPU cores announced

Just days after Qualcomm unveiled its flagship Snapdragon 820 chipset, Samsung has now launched the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor.


Samsung has announced the launch of the Exynos 8 Octa 8890, which uses the company’s first custom designed CPU cores based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. The chipset replaces the Cortex A57 cores and uses four custom cores and four ARM Cortex A53 cores. The processor, which is based on 14nm FinFET process technology, uses heterogeneous big.LITTLE structure for efficient usage of the eight cores.

The Exynos 8 Octa 8890 flaunts the latest Mali–T880 MP12 GPU which supports 4K Ultra HD display resolution. It is also the company’s first chipset to include integrated one-chip solution for application processor and modem with the LTE Rel.12 Cat.12/13 modem which supports download speed of up to 600Mbps. The company claims that the custom CPU cores will offer over 30 percent improvement in performance and 10 percent better power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7 Octa.

Speaking about the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset, Dr. Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics, said, “The Exynos 8 Octa is a leading-edge application processor for next-generation mobile devices that incorporates Samsung’s mobile technology leadership in CPU, ISP, and modem as well as process technology. With our custom designed CPU core and the industry’s most advanced LTE modem, consumers using mobile devices with the Exynos 8 Octa will experience a new level of mobile computing.”