Dream No More: Exynos 2500 Specs Revealed, X5 Cores at the Helm

According to the latest updates from Wccftech, Samsung’s “dream chip,” the Exynos 2500, has had some of its specifications unveiled. This SoC is expected to retain the deca-core CPU architecture of its predecessors while integrating the novel Cortex-X5 cores.

Previously, rumors circulated that the Exynos 2500 was being tested with four Cortex-X cores. However, recent revelations by X blogger @OreXda have illuminated that the Exynos 2500 is exploring various architectures due to concerns that an excess of Cortex-X cores might lead to unmanageable power consumption. The latest configuration indicates that the ten-core CPU architecture will remain unchanged compared to the Exynos 2400. However, the Exynos 2500 is rumored to transition to Cortex-X5 and Cortex-A730 cores, potentially offering performance enhancements over the Exynos 2400’s Cortex-X4 and Cortex-A720 cores. Regrettably, the frequency difference between Cortex-X5 and Cortex-X4 is marginal, at 3.20GHz and 3.30GHz respectively, thus the comparative performance of these SoCs may exhibit only a negligible disparity of 100MHz if any at all.

Wccftech anticipates that the Exynos 2500 will also feature two Cortex-A730 cores operating at different frequencies, akin to the design of the Exynos 2400. In terms of low-power cores, @OreXda mentioned that the Exynos 2500 will continue to utilize the Cortex-A520, maintaining consistency with the Exynos 2400 configuration.

The Exynos 2500 is likely to be fabricated using Samsung’s most advanced 3nm GAA process technology, a technique not yet employed in any smartphone or tablet chips. Given that the Exynos 2400 was manufactured using the 4LPP+ process, it is logical for the Exynos 2500 to adopt this advanced manufacturing process. The Exynos 2400 has already impressed by outperforming the third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform in the 3DMark Solar Bay stress test, leading to expectations that the Exynos 2500 will exhibit enhanced stability.