Samsung has announced that they’ve come up with a new dual-core Applications Processor (AP) that is based on ARM Cortex A9, codenamed Orion. The chip is clocked at 1GHz and will enable manufacturers to come up with devices that are looking for some good performance while maintaining low power consumption, and is suitable to be used in mobile phones, netbooks, and also tablet devices. The Orion was designed using Samsung’s 45nm low-power process technology and will feature two Cortex A9 cores running at 1GHz with 32KB of data cache, 32KB instruction cache, and 1MB L2 cache. This chip is touted to offer better multitasking support, full HD video playback, 3D gaming capabilities, video recording, all of which is said to be 5 times better than Samsung’s current Hummingbird processor.
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