It was around 2 months ago that Samsung has introduced to the world their new chipser Exynos the 8 Octa in an event in Seoul. Developed with the LPP process of the second generation of its 14nm FinFET technology, this new chipset is expected to be in the top of the best 2016 chipsets and as such become a big profit margin of Samsung this year.
Compared with the Exynos Octa 7 (7420) the new Exynos Octa 8 has 30% more performance and 10% more efficient energy consumption. It is a chipset of 8 colors in which four colors (more powerful and more energy consumption) are with heavier workloads and the other 4 colors (less powerful and less energy consumption) are left with lighter workloads, allowing save energy, since most of the time the chipset is doing light operations. This process is what Samsung calls Heterogeneous Multi-Processing or HMP solution, which allows the chipset to know the ideal and optimal way for the colors match, taking into account energy consumption and processing power that’s necessary for operations to accomplish.
The FinFET technology uses a 3D transistor configuration that can increase the performance and reduce the size of the chipset, usually electrons travel in a route (20 nm) in configurations with 2D transistors, whereas with 3D transistor configuration, the electrons travel in three routes (14 nm ride away).
In terms of connectivity the Exynos Octa 8 support category 12 (600 Mbps) to download and category 13 (150 Mbps) to upload, getting with very fast connection speeds. In terms of the Samsung 3D performance claims that this chipset allows you to have graphic similar to the PC or console, and also supports connection to ULTRA HD screens, resolution 4 times more detailed than FULL HD (4,096 x 2,160 pixels versus 1,920 x 1,080) .
See below the information chart that Samsung released to have a better idea of the functioning of this new chipset.