|Samsung Exynos 5 Octa|
After being criticized that their Exynos 5 Octa processor is not a real/true octa-core CPU, Samsung Electronics announced today that they were able to achieved Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution which can make all 8 cores to fire-up at the same time. The HMP will also give the ability to the Exynos chipset to decide which core combination is needed to achieve a certain task.
If you can recall, the current Exynos 5 Octa inside the Galaxy SIV can only utilize either 4 cores of Cortex-A7 or 4 cores of Cortex-A15 at a given time. This gave way to MediaTek to create their own true-octa core SoC and mock Samsung that their chipset is just a marketing gimmick.
Samsung hopes to deploy this solution by last quarter of this year and could be seen in action with the Galaxy Note III. Although this is more of a software tweak, Samsung still did not confirm if it can be passed to the current generation of devices with Exynos 5 Octa chipset ticking inside.