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TI OMAP 5 reference platform packs a graphical punch

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TI OMAP 5 reference platform packs a graphical punch
The way we experience a smartphone, we usually focus on the software platform, but the real backbone of every device remains the hardware and we can’t hide our excitement when looking at the future of mobile chips, such as this latest demonstration of the Texas Instruments’ OMAP 5 chip.

The TI OMAP 5 focuses on great graphical performance, and a demonstration showcasing its visual prowess is running on Android skinned with SPB’s 3D Shell. A 3D carousel of active screens is spinning around smoothly with a mirrored display showing 1080p video at 60 fps, and if that’s not too impressive for you, imagine that you could have this same chip in your car beam different HD movies to the backseat screens and maps to your main driver’s display.

Another device runs benchmarks showing how a tablet with TI OMAP 5 outperforms the “market leader” (cough, iPad, cough?) by more than 10%. All of that and others are demonstrated below. And here are the technical details of what the new platform offers:
- 28nm manufactured chips
- dual-core Cortex A15 setup
- two PowerVR SGX544MP graphics cores
The real question however is when do we see this in real devices and the answer seems to be the very near future. Texas Instruments is planning to have the chip in gizmos by the end of the year.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:27 9

1. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


We don't want it in our cars. We want it in our smarphones. And we want it Now!!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:39

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why not ?
Hope it powered the next BMW iDrive as this one although better than the last still isnt really snappy enough for me and visual effects like HTC Sense should be nice

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 12:12

16. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I see you want to get naughty on the car mr.horny :P

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:48 4

2. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Awesome.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:58 4

3. hung2900 (Posts: 802; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I expect to see how true dual Cortex A15 outperforms dual core Krait of Snapdragon S4 and proves that Krait architechture is not "similar to Cortex A15"

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 06:33

4. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


At that time quad core KRAIT would be in many devices beating the heck out of dual core OMAP 5.
P.S - u r right abt the fact that cotex A15 is better than KRAIT

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:46 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


KRAIT is having manufacturing problems like crazy, and now you have Apple taking a large chunk of the 28nm development for their LTE Chips. HTC is already switching krait out for older S3 chips just to keep selling phones.

Krait is all but dead in the water for many devices other than the American SGS3. If other chips could do american LTE, krait would be dead already.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:22 2

11. ahhxd717 (Posts: 318; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Wow, you really hate Qualcomm lol

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 11:50 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


calling the play on the field is not "hating" anyone.. its simply calling the play on the field.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 11:28 1

12. ngo2dd (Posts: 786; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


The TI OMAP5 will have the same problem because it is base on the 28 nm. You are pretty fun how you say it dead in the water when all the 28 nm will have the problem. TI use TSMC too, so the shortage will be for all chips base on the 28 nm

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 11:50 2

14. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that may or may not end up being true. They have had enough time though, that they might have found another foundry. we will find out shortly.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:14

18. ngo2dd (Posts: 786; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


TSMC is the only one that is using 28 nm beside intel but we all know Intel is not cheap.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 06:39 3

5. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


The problem with TI is that they are just too slow to bring processors to the market...

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 16:11

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's better for them to do it right then to be in a big rush like Qualcomm.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 06:57 3

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hope this comes out sooner than later but S4 might become crapdragon far sooner than I expected.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 11:28 1

13. ngo2dd (Posts: 786; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


If you say so, by that time a quad core S4 will be out.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:46 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


cant wait to see how this goes. They need to start dropping phones with omap NOW :)

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:47

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Moto Droid RAZR HD?

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 12:54 1

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


hopefully, i'd wait a few more months for an OMAP5 powered HD instead of the S4 powered one that's supposedly coming pretty soon.

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