Samsung is relentless in its pursuit of advanced technology that can benefit customers, and System on Chip technology (SoC) is a prime example. Samsung Printing Solutions has been using SoC for several years in its printers and introduced the industry’s first dual-core printer in 2012. So, it was no surprise when Samsung Printing Solutions recently demonstrated its industry leadership yet again by bringing to market the world’s first printer with a quad-core CPU, the MultiXpress 7 Multifunction Printer (MFP).
With the MX7, users from a broad range of industries who typically register a high average monthly print volume (AMPV) will experience a much higher level of performance and consistency, with speeds two times faster than conventional MFPs with a dual-core CPU.
4 Cores in a CPU ≠ 4 CPUs
Of course, quad-core processors are not new at all. We are surrounded by advanced devices equipped with quad-core CPUs. They’re in our smartphones, our laptops, even our tablets, and when consumers see the quad-core mark they have come to expect a high level of performance. We wanted raise the bar in the printer industry as well, and give the same level of performance and expectation to our clients.
A quad-core chip may look like a single chip, but it actually has four physical central processing units. Each core operates as its own discrete processor, but acts in concert with the other three to boost efficiency and power.
To fully appreciate the benefits of quad-core CPUs, consider the difference between having one Cortex A-15 1.5 GHz CPU with four cores, and four independent single-core CPUs. In a nutshell, four cores working together in one give you better collaboration and a higher rate of efficiency in one unit. Four cores working together can also share resources during peak demand, coordinating to shoulder the burden when users execute multiple processes at once. This makes for faster and more efficient processing, while also preventing device overload.
In a quad-core CPU, each core is assigned different functions and tasks are automatically distributed. In a printer, for example, all the various print processing jobs—transferring electronic signals to printing signals, UI control, XOA, image processing, faxing—are all automatically distributed among the cores. The result is two times faster processing than a conventional MFP with a dual-core processor.
Samsung’s MultiXpress 7 MFP uses its quad-core CPU to deliver high performance and consistency to users who have experienced real performance problem when printing complicated document types, such as PowerPoint, Word, and PDF in design.
Fast Image Processing and Eco-Friendly Features
The benefits multiply when you add Samsung’s unique image processing technology, ReCP (Rendering Engine for Clean Pages). ReCP logics are built right into the quad-core CPU, minimizing the extra time needed to run a separate program to process the images. The result is faster and more accurate printing and scanning speeds. Also, you will get cleaner and sharper documents as the technology prevents white gaps and color spread in text caused by misregistration from mechanical inaccuracy. Regardless of their industry, professionals will get the high-quality output they need for everything from basic prints to full color photos, business graphics, CAD, and even web-pages.
Also, the SoC enables eco-friendly printing by virtue of also having a low power CPU on board. The low power chip monitors all the electronic signals and turns off the power to the main quad-core CPU when the MFP is in power save mode. Even with the main CPU powered off, the low power CPU can process the work with exceptional speed.