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Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa

Samsung 5430 Octa

The Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa (also called Exynos 5 Octa) is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. It was launched in mid-2014 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and features four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, there are four additional Cortex-A7 cores at up to 1.3 GHz, an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and a 2x 32 bit LPDDR3(E)-2133 memory controller up to 14.9 GB/s. As the SoC lacks an internal cellular modem, an additional module will be necessary for use in smartphones.

Processor 

Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 architecture, the A15 cores offer an at least 50 percent better performance per clock as well as relatively high frequencies, which makes the Exynos 5430 one of the high-end ARM SoCs of 2014. On average, the CPU performance is roughly on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 or Nvidia Tegra 4. Compared to the very similar Exynos 5420 (28 nm), the more efficient 20 nm process allows a better utilization of the clock headroom leading to a slightly higher performance.

In addition, Samsung has integrated four Cortex-A7 cores clocked up to 1.3 GHz. Depending on the system load, the SoC will automatically switch between the more powerful A15 cores and the more efficient A7 cores to improve power consumption and battery life in a concept ARM calls "big.LITTLE". Similar to previous models, all eight cores can be used simultaneously, so that the chip can be described as a "true" octa-core SoC.

Graphics

Just like the Exynos 5420, the Exynos 5430 integrates a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, which offers six shader clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz (122 GFLOPS). The Mali-T628 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 and offers a performance that is just sligthly behind the Adreno 330 (Snapdragon 801) or a PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7). However, Nvidia's Tegra K1 or the Apple A8 are even faster. Nevertheless, the GPU can run even the most demanding Android games at high resolutions (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels) and detail settings.

Power Consumption

Thanks to a new 20 nm process, the Exynos 5430 is significantly more efficient than the Exynos 5420 and other 28 nm high-end SoCs. Overall, the power consumption is still relatively high and best suited for medium-sized (or bigger) smartphones as well as tablets.

SeriesSamsung Exynos
CodenameCortex-A7/-A15
Series: Exynos Cortex-A7/-A15
» Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa1800 MHz8 / 8
Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa compare1800 - 1900 MHz8 / 8
Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa compare1600 - 1800 MHz8 / 8
Clock Rate1800 MHz
Level 1 Cache8x 64 KB
Level 2 Cache512 + 2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology20 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU (600 MHz), 4x Cortex-A15 (1.8 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3(E)-2133 Memory Controller
GPUARM Mali-T628 MP6 (? - 600 MHz)
Announcement Date08/14/2014
Product Link (external)Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa

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Other CPUs of the series Exynos

» Samsung Exynos 990
   8x 2 GHz - 2.73 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9825
   8x 1.9 GHz - 2.73 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9820
   8x 1.9 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9810
   8x - 2.9 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
   8x 2.3 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
   8x 2.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9611
   8x 1.7 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9610
   8x 1.7 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9609
   8x 1.6 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7885
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
   8x 2.1 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
   8x 1.9 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7904
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7880
   8x 1.9 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7884B
   8x 1.56 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
   8x 1.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   8x 1.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   6x 1.7 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
   8x 1.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7578
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad
   4x 1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   4x 1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
   4x 1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Atom Z3735G
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
+ Intel Atom x5-E8000
   4x 1.04 GHz - 2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
   8x 2.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa
   8x 1.8 GHz
- UNISOC SC9863A
   8x 1.6 GHz
- Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
   8x 2.3 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- Mediatek MT6595
   8x 2.2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-10-19)