Samsung in 'final stages' on 64-Bit Exynos; May Show Up in Galaxy S5

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  1. dgstorm

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    Supposedly, Samsung is already working on a 64-bit version of their new Exynos processor line. This one will be based upon the ultra-high-end ARM Cortex-A50 architecture. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It turns out that Samsung made the new 64-bit A7 chip that is the Apple iPhone 5S.

    It was obviously inevitable that we would see Samsung utilize the technology in their own designs as well. The only primary advantages of the 64-bit core is that it can address more than 3GB of RAM, and that it can handle multi-tasking better than a 32-bit processor. Of course, the application/software has to be written to take advantage of the 64-bit tech, otherwise, there is no appreciable difference.

    Regardless, along with the intel above, we have word that the next generation Galaxy S5 will likely be Samsung's first candidate for the newer 64-bit Exynos chipset. Of course, this should not come as a surprise either. Samsung can't afford to fall too far behind the iPhone in the spec wars, lest they appear to have lost their edge.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Wow, drool! If it's not ready for the S5 it will be for the Note 4!!
     
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    And here come the 4GB ram devices!
     
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    I wish Google would resist this move, it's completely unnecessary.
     
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    Well then, turns out I'm attracted to all kinds of things in life that are "completely unnecessary"! :D
     
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    Unfortunately it's the human condition. lol.
     
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    Only because you're not seeing a need for mobile devices with that kind of power. They will one day replace the pc/laptop. This is a necessary step in that evolution.

    Now what will be funny is Sammy putting that processor in and still only offering 3 gigs of ram with their devices.
     
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    This is more comparable to building a rocket ship for future space travel without manufacturing or designing anything to power it.

    I like this article, sums it up nicely.


    Samsung will misguidedly release 64-bit SoC and Android, to combat iPhone 5S | ExtremeTech
     
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    Oops, racked up a double post there, sorry.
     
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    32-bit can only address 4gigs of ram.

    64-bit is a necessary step toward phones/tablets that will dual boot a PC OS or serve that function themselves. 4gigs of ram is barely sufficient for that. If you want to edit or work on more than "trivial" spreadsheets or powerpoints on your tablet, you need more.

    And that article seems kinds of ignorant to the benefits of 64-bit. Anyone who has done a lot of work with Excel or Access (and I imagine some other apps for the power-user) know it makes a HUGE difference in being able to utilize more than 1.5-2gigs of ram.

    I seriously doubt Google isn't looking at 64-bit. Aside from rumors about merging with Chrome OS, 64-bit is the now of computing with everyone jockeying for position in the convergence of mobile/pc. I guarantee MS is interested, and you know Intel is going to address this. Samsung not moving forward risks being left behind.
     
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