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Fourth-generation Apple iPad has quad-core PowerVR SGX 554 GPU under the hood

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2012, 20:24 posted on

Inside the A6X chip that powers the fourth-generation Apple iPad is the Power VR SGX 554 GPU which helps to double the performance of the tablet in comparison with the third-generation model of Apple's slate; the chip is 30% larger than the A6 found inside the Apple iPhone 5...

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posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:19

20. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


You tell 'em Jeter * in a southern accent*

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 02:14 1

26. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


guess who you are?
hint: starts with apple, ends with fanboy

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:52

44. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Guess what you aren't? Creative or original.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 19:27

49. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


I am Fu*ked up pretty bad so from that definition i am dump and also original and creative and not ordinary. and yeah it suck so you can shave this creative or original up your butt hole

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 20:44

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lol, i wouldn't know what to say to that. xD

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 21:51 8

10. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


I love Androids and other OSes but when it comes to tablets I must say I'd rather buy and iPad 3 or iPad 4 than an Android tablet (maybe except the upcoming Nexus 10). When it comes to smartphones, Apple is no longer the King (it was until they released the iPhone 4S) but when it comes to tablets, I think that Apple rules. The build quality is superb, quality materials and best battery performance not to mention the Retina display and probably, the most important aspect, most of the games and apps are optimized for the iPad, unlike Androids and other. When it comes to tablets, Android has some catching up to do.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 22:33

12. Toad222 (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


The SGX's are some pretty lethal GPU's, but it's not enough to buy it. Sorry Apple

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 23:04

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


then you'll want to keep an eye out for the OMAP5. Texas Instruments SoC's have PowerVR Graphics.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 23:35

16. tyger11 (Posts: 165; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Sadly, TI is exiting the game. Hopefully someone appropriate will buy up their OMAP work. The latest rumour I've heard is Amazon, which would not be ideal, but could be a lot worse (like a competitor such as Samsung or Qualcomm).

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:50

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they're going to release the OMAP5, that hasn't changed but maybe if they see more success with it then they'll reconsider.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:07

17. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


thats right. most people always look up gor its cpu power and ram capacity first and they forget about the IMPORTANT THING using pc-like-device: VGA-GPU CARD power. may be because of this iDevice is smoother than any AnDroid device.

may be again, it is time to manufactures and developer begin to mention it's mobile phone hardware dpecs down to gpu card, how much powerfull it is. and hoping someday, we can do hardware swap for mobile phone just like we can do on pc-s and some laptop/notebook.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:09

18. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


thats right. most people always look up gor its cpu power and ram capacity first and they forget about the IMPORTANT THING using pc-like-device: VGA-GPU CARD power. may be because of this iDevice is smoother than any AnDroid device.

may be again, it is time to manufactures and developer begin to mention it's mobile phone hardware dpecs down to gpu card, how much powerfull it is. and hoping someday, we can do hardware swap for mobile phone just like we can do on pc-s and some laptop/notebook.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:52 1

23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you should know you're a little lacking in knowledge on this particular subject...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:11 1

19. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Oh yeah!!! This is called power! It will definitely beat nexus 10s Mali-t604

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 00:51 1

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it might just do it. o:

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 01:25 3

24. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It's actually not even close. The iPhone and iPad 3 beat the N10 more often than not in real-world speed and benchmarks. The 4 destroys it.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 01:49 2

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


apparently you haven't seen the Mali-T604 in action playing a game. even Matias Duarte admits the Exynos 5250 is the only SoC that is capable of pushing the amount of pixels present in the display on the Nexus 10. the SoC itself is quite powerful as can be seen on Samsung's newest Chromebook but maybe the Nexus 10's Drivers are bad or the amount of pixels present in the Nexus 10 really do dampen the scores a bit or maybe a combination of the two. the Nexus 10's first impressions contradict way too much about the power of the 5250 to just chalk it up to overcharged expectations.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:18 2

27. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Apparently I have, and apparently you don't understand marketing speak. The facts are that the iPad 4 has a far more powerful GPU (SGX554MP4) than the T-604. You guys act as if the A6, and its derivations, are some last-gen junk. The T-604 at MAX frequency (~750 Mhz) is still only capable of 68 GFLOPS performance, whereas the 554MP4 is capable of 76.8...at 300Mhz. The A6X, and even the A6, destroy the Exynos 5250.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6426/ipad-4-gpu-performance-analyzed-powervr-sgx-554mp4-under-the-hood

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 10:49

40. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Are those T-604 GFlop numbers of a MP1 at such frequency? I doubt T-604MP4 at 750MHz would only achieve 68GFlops.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:07

46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


don't get your panties in a knot. i never said the PVR was bad or last gen, in fact i'm more partial to PVR Graphics. i even just said earlier the SGX554(MP4) might just beat the Mali-T604. you're the one that seems to be insinuating an SoC's slouchiness around here. the Exynos 5250 is by no means weak and it still performs greatly. maybe you missed what i said earlier about the underwhelming performance from the 5250 only when it's tested in the Nexus 10 and the tested Nexus 10's are only pre-production.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 04:06 1

30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Real world performance on IOS doesn't say much about the chip.
In cross platform benchmarks the A15 is simply another league compared to swift.
Expect up to 2500 - 3000 score on geekbench, compared to A6X's 1750.
That's how things really are.

GPU is a separate story and I give that one to Apple, but overall the Exynos is far ahead

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 06:17

32. therealestmc (Posts: 350; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


On a dual core CPU, I highly doubt doubt that. Now imagine a quad core A6x with this kind of GPU. I would destroy anything in its path.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 06:55 2

33. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yes, a dual core A15 > swift.
It's not even a contest really.
Just go read Anandtech analysis of Apple swift (A6 )..they even go as far to say that cortex A15 is a generation ahead in terms of performance.

What's relatively hindering for the Nexus 10 is its resolution and GPU(compared to this 554mp4)

And you imagine a quad core A15 CPU with octa core Mali t-658 GPU in the upcoming Exynos 5540.
It is already in production and you can expect it in the next Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 07:33

58. LOTR12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Can someone please tell me the frequency of the 12-core Nvidia graphics from the T33 Asus infinity tegra3 processor

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:59 1

29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This GPU just might outperform the Mali 604
However in overall chip performance the Exynos 5 is WAY ahead.. right now that doesn't mean much because of the light nature of iOS.. but looking past that it actually means you get a full pc capable device in the Nexus 10 while iPad will always stay restricted

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 07:40 1

34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nexus 10 is anyday better than the ipad 4 !!

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:35

52. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


OOT:

This is PROOF that Android user more hater than idealism, i said something good 'bout Apple's smoothness than Android and i had thumbs downed!

h3ck, like i give it a d4mn. just to tell everybody else, there iS REALLY HATERS HERE AND ALSO TROLL, the ugly faced monster with ugly shape and ugly mouth said ugly speech and had VERY UGLY FINGERS. i Wonder, how their giRlfriNd liVe wiTh those ugly fiNger...

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 13:36

54. LOTR12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Can someone please tell me the frequency of the 12-core Nvidia graphics from the T33 Asus infinity tegra3 processor

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