Apple picking up former AMD employees for GPU team
posted by Michael H. / May 31, 2013, 3:56 PM
MacRumors has been doing some checking on LinkedIn profiles, and has found that Apple hired a number of people in January for positions like graphics architect and hardware engineer. Apparently, AMD had let go a number of employees last year, and more in January, and Apple has been busy scooping them up. Apple has reportedly hired at least 12 former AMD employees.
Now, Apple posted new positions last month for Site Managers in both Orlando and Cupertino to head up new GPU teams within the company. It may be a bit late for the Site Manager to have much impact on the internals of the upcoming iPhone 5S or iPad 5, but obviously Apple is focusing quite a bit on boosting GPU performance in its hardware.
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How do we know that these GPUs will be powering iOS rather than OSX devices?
posted on May 31, 2013, 4:02 PM 7
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GOOD!!!! Apple needs all the help it they can get....lol #behindthecurve
posted on May 31, 2013, 5:21 PM 0
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Apple is not actually behind the curve in hardware software yes please don't make us Apple haters look stupid thank you
posted on May 31, 2013, 7:48 PM 5
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They're not behind the curve is cpu/gpu, but there are areas of hardware where they are behind. Screen resolution, for instance. They also usually lag in connectivity, ie. they didn't get LTE until nearly two years after others.
posted on May 31, 2013, 8:19 PM 0
The one place apple doesn't need a ton of help is in the GPU... Is there anything more powerful than what is in the ipad4 yet? I'm no apple fan but they seem to be tops in graphic intense games.
posted on May 31, 2013, 6:25 PM 9
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Nice to see people tell it like they see it papss. +1 here comes the red
posted on May 31, 2013, 6:33 PM 7
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In newer benchmarks that use OpenGL 3.0, for example GFXBench, adreno will win with ease, SGX554 doesn´t have support for OpenGL 3.0 only 2.1, in these new benchmarks SGX will lose but I believe that SGX will be on par with adreno 330 in benchmarks that use old technologies. SGX 554MP4 have around 76.8GFLOPS at 300 MHz and adreno 320 have 51.2 GFLOPS at 500 MHz. Snapdragon will use HMKG process for Snapdragon 800 and that is why it will be clocked to higher frequencies, adreno 330 should be around 50% more powerful than adreno 320 so it should have around 75 GFLOPS (I know that GFLOPS isn´t everything), so I think that adreno 330 will be better than SGX554MP4 overall. SGX554 was published in December 2010 and it can still outperform adreno 320 and that is incredible, when the Rogue graphics(Gxxx) will come it will outperform everything on the market by around 400% and if it will be used in the new Iphone or Ipad, everyone will be screwed. It should support OpenGL 4.x, and it should be more powerful than Xbox 360. Also Mali T-658 should come this year and it should have same performance like Rogue. I think this year should be pretty interesting, and if these new graphics(rogue and mali) will come out this year adreno and everyone else will be screwed.
posted on Jun 01, 2013, 5:10 AM 0
So this means no quad core processor on the iph5s? Shame.
posted on May 31, 2013, 6:44 PM 0
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Why would this mean no quad core?
posted on May 31, 2013, 9:06 PM 1
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did apple know that nvidia is so much better than amd?
posted on Jun 01, 2013, 10:04 AM 0
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