Samsung just showed off a new eight-core mobile processor at CES 2013—called “Exynos 5 Octa”—that offers twice the 3D performance of its Exynos 4 Quad and any previous chip.

Samsung President of Device Solutions Business Dr. Stephen Woo said the Exynos 5 Octa is based on a 28nm process and ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, according to Engadget, and it notably runs a dual-quad core setup. The chip’s design uses the 1.8GHz Cortex-A15 for high-performance and 1.2GHz A7 for common workloads. Samsung noted the setup would cut power consumption up to 70 percent.

Samsung isn’t the only chip manufacturer to separate cores into two groups of four for workloads. Still, with four Cortex A-15 cores, Samsung’s latest offering will fly past the dual-core A15 found in the Nexus 10.

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