Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics is the first to top the new iPad's PowerVR GPU
0. phoneArena 16 Aug 2012, 04:48 posted on
For the first time we have something else than the new iPad on top of the GLBenchmark test, and it is an LG E970 device with Snapdragon S4 Pro and Adreno 320 GPU...
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108. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Qualcomm does use ARM technology. Their S4's are HEAVILY modded A9's, similar to the A15.
Krait, is an ARM-based central processing unit included in Snapdragon S4 System on chips. It is a successor to Qualcomms Scorpion CPU and has architectural similarities to ARM Cortex-A15.
remixfa I am so surprised you think Qualcomm doesn't use ARM tech. :-(
109. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
He said that because Qualcomm designs their own chips, but licences the ARM instruction set. It is their own tech that is like ARM and works on the same instruction set so it can be used for OSs that are designed for ARM chips (android).
115. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
DMC gets the cookie. Sorry SAE, he's right. :)
118. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude it's ARM based. Meaning it's still ARM. It's like a Lexus. Yes it's a Lexus but it's STILL Toyota based. Another example, the Smart car, yes it's a Smart car but it's still a Mercedes Benz. I can keep going but it's very futile. If it was Qualcomm's design it would not be ARM based.
ARM based is it's foundation, meaning it's ARM.
119. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its futile because its not. Snapdragon and Krait are custom designs. They retain the instructions necessary to retain full ARM compatibility but they are not ARM designs. The Exynos, OMAP and even Tegra are arm based (the first 2 being nearly pure ARM with tweaks)
Its more like trying to say a motorcycle is the same as a car since you can drive it, it has wheels, and goes on the same roads. However they are not the same.
124. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
No remixfa, it's more my example than your example.
If Qualcomm really made their own chips then why have a license from ARM? Qualcomm has a distinct advantage over ARM. They make the modems, radios & other essential parts that ALL OEMs use in their mobile products. Qualcomm indeed uses ARM tech to make their chips.
When Lexus makes a car they use Toyota tech to do so. I don't see Lexus using Ford parts or making their own parts. They use Toyota tech thus Toyota based, just like Qualcomm's chips are ARM based.
Also Honda makes their VFR1200F street bike, with Honda tech. Guess what a Honda Accord is a car & the VFR1200F is a motorcycle but they use Honda tech so guess what they are all Hondas. It's not the same thing but it's based off Honda tech.
So if Exynos & OMAP are "pure ARM with tweaks" then why can't Krait be like Tegra then. A highly modded ARM design that is not "pure ARM with tweaks" as you say?
125. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
umm.. because a lexus IS a Toyota dressed up in leather and nicer tech. Same company. lol
Bad example, and your still wrong. :)
Honda uses their moto tech in cars and vice versa. Ever heard of the Honda S-2000? Thats a motorcycle tech based engine in it. :) Its meant ride high RPMs often just like a motorcycle.... something normal cars are not meant to do.
Krait cant be like tegra because Tegra is still ARM with tweaks just like Exynos and Omap (the last 2 examples are more "true" to the designs). Krait is not a tweaked ARM design. Krait is its own custom Q design that retains ARM compatibility and instruction sets so it can be compatible with more devices. The advantage is that they can bring it to market faster since they work on their own timeline instead of waiting for ARM to update and then tweak from that. The disadvantage is that so far they have been consistently in last or near last place when compared to ARM based chip sets of the same year.
126. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes that is called VTEC. About the Honda.
Now here is a quote: "Qualcomm has an ARM architecture license enabling it to build its own custom micro architectures that implement the ARM instruction set. This is similar to how AMD has an x86 license but designs its own chips rather than just producing clones of Intel processors"
It's simple, ARM is clay, from that clay you can make anything. Like the Qualcomm Krait. It's still ARM. Just like clay is clay. From the same clay you can make a jar, a plate, a mug, a lizard, a box & so on & so on. Yes it's clay bit it's outcomes are all 100% different.
ARM is the base & with out that base there would be no Exynos, Tegra, OMAP & Krait. It would only be ARM if ARM didn't give their license to Samsung, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments & Qualcomm.
I really don't know how else to say it.
127. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
forehead smack commencing. OI
You do realize that your quote supports me and not you right? Im not going to even touch the AMD/intel part because I think that would just make matters more confusing.
Lets put it into car terms since you like that. The above quote is like government mandatory minimum car requirements (instruction sets) to operate on the road (android is the road).
Basically the licence Qualcomm uses is like the government saying "in order to run on the road you need head lights, blinkers, safety belts, go this fast, ect". Or in tech terms "in order to be compatible with mobile OS's, you need to have these minimum instruction sets and ARM compatibilities since mobile OS's are based on our tech.
Now complying with the government's rules doesn't make every car on the road a ford does it? of course not. That would be silly.
Qualcomm would be Chevy if ARM is Ford. Chevy learned how to make cars from Ford way back in the day and complies with some same basic principals to maintain road compatibility/safety, but they are definitely not Fords.
Samsung,Ti, and Nvidia would be more like Shelby and Saleen. They are taking the predesigned ford mustang (ARM chip design) and modding the heck out of it to create a separate product. Underneath its still a mustang, but its been customized for a different customer.
Does that make it easier to understand? I dont really know how else to phrase it.
128. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
This is just going to go on & on. This is a you say tomato I say tomahto type of deal. lol
Lets wait for the next chip article. Truce until the next article. lol
129. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea, but I'm saying tomato and your saying potato. lol.
truce would indicate an argument. I am simply trying to correct a misconception you have. I'm not arguing with you. :)
130. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I know. This is fun though. I love conversing with you about this. We should talk about this at the local tavern downing for brews & some shots while eating some wings. lol
131. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I know good places for that around town. Your welcome to come out for a beer.. but isnt the gas going to be quite expensive for you? lol Dont you live in CA? I live in FL. :) I'll buy your first beer. lol
132. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I am not that far, I am in NC. I am one of many who left NYC for the cheaper prices of NC.
46. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Just saying that comparing phone resolutions to that of a tablet, kind of pointless.