Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual

Samsung 5250 Dual

The Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (also called Exynos 5250) is a system on a chip (SoC) for tablets. It was introduced in 2012 (first in the Google Nexus 10 tablet) and features two Cortex-A15 cores, which are clocked at 1.7 GHz. Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 architecture, the A15 cores offer an about 50 percent higher per MHz performance, which makes the Exynos 5250 one of the fastest ARM SoCs of 2012. In combination with its high clock speed, the Exynos even outperforms quad-core SoCs like Nvidia's Tegra 3. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 with a maximum of two 32-bit channels and 800 MHz clock speed, resulting in a bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s.

The GPU is licensed by ARM and called Mali-T604. The Exynos 5250 integrates the MP4 model, which offers a total of 4 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz (72.5 GFLOPS). The Mail T604 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 and offers a performance just slightly below the PowerVR SGX554MP4 found in Apple's A6X SoC. Accordingly, typical Android games (2013) can be played fluently even at very high resolutions like 2.560 x 1.600 pixels. Furthermore, a multi-format 1080p 60 fps video codec engine and an 8 MP 30 fps Embedded ISP are integrated.

Due to the high performance, the power consumption of the SoC is also relatively high. The maximum power consumption peaks at about 4 to 8 watts, so the Exynos 5250 can only be used in large tablets.

SeriesSamsung Exynos
CodenameCortex A15
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
SocketSCP: 1088FCFBGA / POP: 1036FCFBGA
FeaturesMali-T604, Cortex-A15 mit 64-/128-bit SIMD NEON
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date11/12/2012
Product Link (external)Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4943     avg: 4943 (20.64%)     max: 4943 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5476     avg: 5476 (92.82%)     max: 5476 ms*
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5148     avg: 5148 (33.46%)     max: 5148 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 968     avg: 968 (10.02%)     max: 968 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2480     avg: 2480 (27.15%)     max: 2480 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3916     avg: 3916 (23.46%)     max: 3916 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1794     avg: 1794 (12.9%)     max: 1794 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2591     avg: 2591 (20.06%)     max: 2591 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 704     avg: 720.4 (82.11%)     max: 736.8 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 774.3     avg: 1060 (90.79%)     max: 1345.7 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 4376     avg: 4376 (13.73%)     max: 4376 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 189.94     avg: 189.9 (16.87%)     max: 189.94 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 134.173     avg: 134.2 (18.79%)     max: 134.173 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
106.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
113 
Mediatek MT8121
114.6 
Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
134.2 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
134.8 
Intel Atom Z2580
136.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
145.3 
...
NVIDIA Tegra 4 (max)
556.3 

Reviews for the Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual processor

Google Nexus 10 (ARM Mali-T604 MP4, 10.1")
» Review Google Nexus 10 Tablet - Review
» Google Nexus 10 - External Review

HP Chromebook 11 (ARM Mali-T604 MP4, 11.6")
» Review HP Chromebook 11 - Review
» HP Chromebook 11 - External Review

HP Chromebook 11-2081no (ARM Mali-T604 MP4, 11.6")
» HP Chromebook 11-2081no - External Review

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US (ARM Mali-T604 MP4, 11.6")
» Review Samsung XE303C12-A01US Chromebook - Review
» Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Samsung Exynos

» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Celeron M 925
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron 807
   1.5 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1.5 MB
- AMD V-Series V160
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB
- AMD Athlon II Neo K345
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron B720
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB + 1.5 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
   1.2 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo U7700
   1.33 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo L7100
   1.2 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 1)