Texas Instruments demonstrates OMAP 5 reference hardware, says it's the "greatest platform on Earth"
The dual-core GPU has been decoding 1080p content at 64fps, and can go up to 130fps, if not for the LCD screen refresh limits.
The OMAP 5 processor is so efficient and powerful, that, in fact, TI plans to have it in ultrabooks, along with Windows 8 tablets, of course. Texas Instrument's VP Remi El-Ouazzane had the following to say regarding the Cortex-A15 platform:
Easy there, Tiger. TI is currently flying high on the fact that Google chose its OMAP family as a reference chipset for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, so more and more manufacturers started to put TI silicon inside their smartphones and tablets.
Of course, by the time OMAP 5 hits shelves in devices, it will have to battle Samsung's own Exynos Cortex-A15 chips, Qualcomm's S4, Apple's A6, and NVIDIA's Wayne, so time will tell which one will destroy the benchmarks, or have the best power consumption/performance ratio.
3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
it's always good to know about processors and stuff but in real world, most people wont even notice the difference between these processors..
5. McLTE (Posts: 699; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I'd say late 2012 and 2013 is shaping up to be a great year from phones/pads!
Now all we need are a few technology breakthrough in batteries and we'll be back to having phones that can last a whole day.. on LTE!
9. GalaxyOptimus (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
This VS Exynos VS NVidia VS Intel