[CES 2013] It seems NVIDIA and Qualcomm aren’t the only companies that are debuting their new mobile chips as Samsung has just unveiled its new 8-core Exynos 5 Octa today at CES.

Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa is comprised of two sets of four cores: ARM Cortex-A15 and and Cortex-A7, and is said to lower power consumption by up to 70 percent compared to the Exynos 5 Dual. The Exynos 5 Octa is expected to be made available in high-end smartphones as it is expected to make multitasking on mobile devices a smoother experience as there should be no stuttering when playing HD videos.

The Exynos 5 Octa also has twice the 3D performance of any of Samsung’s previous mobile processors and is the first mobile processor to implement ARM’s big.LITTLE technology.

So what does all of this mean to you, the average and above-average mobile-device user? Simple – expect your mobile devices to get some serious speed and 3D graphic improvements if it’s built with the Exynos 5 Octa. Or NVIDIA’s Tegra 4. Or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800. Either way, the mobile industry is going to get a lot more interesting in the coming year as more devices are built with these new CPUs.

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