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Windows RT demoed on TI OMAP 4470 hardware, runs like clockwork

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Windows RT demoed on TI OMAP 4470 hardware, runs like clockwork
Soon after Microsoft announced its pair of tablets, NVIDIA confirmed that the Windows RT Surface model had a Tegra chip humming inside. That doesn't mean, however, that the platform does not get along well with ARM-based silicon from other makers. In fact, here is a demonstration of an OMAP 4470 chipset by Texas Instrument handling Windows RT without breaking a sweat.

Toshiba demonstrated its upcoming Windows RT devices at Computex 2012, including a tablet and a touchscreen laptop powered by a TI OMAP 4470 chip, and the fluidity exhibited by the platform's interface is quite impressive. That smoothness is achieved not only thanks to the two ARM A9 cores that can go up to 1.8GHz, but also because the PowerVR SGX544 GFX complements the chipset.

Now feel free to check out the video below and tell us what you think about the demonstration. Are you excited to see how Windows RT will perform under real life conditions?

source: AnandTech

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posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:40 2

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I keep wondering if the Surface tablet isn't more of a hybrid ultra portable along the lines of a MacBook Air? Maybe a MBA with detachable keyboard?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:46 3

2. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


At the very least it also have a touch screen, which as far as I know the MBA doesn't have (yet)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:39

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


MBA doesn't have touch screen. iMac might be the first non-mobile Mac to get touch screen. What a HUGE touch screen that would be....

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:06 1

13. rf1975 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


So Microsoft is going to shake the Apple domination in Tablet space which most of the Android tablets fail to do. I like the full keyboard cover. That is an amazing idea. We will wait and see.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:51

3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Want one, but not willing to spend more than $199. :p

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:37 2

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Guess you will be waiting for the pre-owned market to develop.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:23

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


stingy

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:01

12. rf1975 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Then buy a Kindle fire.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 19:34

16. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I won't buy a kindle fire dude, I'll buy the quad-core sub$200 google tablet.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:45

6. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Im so sure that TI OMAP 4470 > dual-core krait S4, in both CPU and GPU power. And it has LTE too, like TI OMAP 4430 and 4460.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:25

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


no man S4 is a newer chip . Maybe on graphics 4470 is better but other areas i dont think so .

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:36

11. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Scorpion is also "newer" than Cortex A8, but it performed slightly better only. Except unrealiable Linpack benchmark, I cannot see any big gap between krait and 45nm Exynos 4210 last year. TI OMAP 4470 clocks at 1.8 MHz with 28nm process, so it is totally able to surpass dual-core krait 1.5 GHz in CPU power.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 21:26

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4004; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


TI OMAP 4470 isn't A-15, it's A-9. The OMAP 5 will be A-15.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 23:38

18. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I know. OMAP 4 is A9, but Krait is not A15

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:06 1

7. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I'm really excited for these to hit the market. They look awesome.

I dont think I'll get one, but I'll definitely enjoy playing with one if a friend has one.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:24

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Samsung might put an exynos quad in their windows tab

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:51

14. rpankaj (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


i hate this exynos so much... even omap n tegra sounds cool... hummingbird was gr8... n snapdragon is awesom... naming is imp. after all

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:32

15. McLTE (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Exynos is like having the hottest girl EVER living next door... You'll never get to have her, and can just look through the windows.. Just like Exynos never making it to the US.. Damn that LTE incompatibility crap! LOL

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 08:15

19. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1081; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Hmm The demo laptop showed a very smooth operation of the Windows 8 RT OS.
I think in time they will sell well when the APPs inventory of the Windows 8 RT tablet
computers build up does anyone out there know whether or not the can run windows
7,5 Mango Apps because if it can then wow it will have a lot of APPS available to use when it comes to market. A great thing about buying a Windows 8 RT OS Tablet
Computer is that it will come loaded with Microsoft office software windows "Word"
"Excel" "Power point" and I think "One Note". That's a good deal because right out of the box a Business or Regular Person can do something useful with it plus surf the web, do email. buy something, play a game , read a book. it wont be a dead tablet it will be a useful one

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