Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S 4 to come with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics?

Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S 4 to come with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics?
The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip is widely expected to be used in the international Galaxy S 4, and unlike all previous Exynos chips where it used ARM’s Mali GPU, Samsung has now been confirmed to use a PowerVR SGX 544 graphics in the Exynos 5 Octa.

If rumor comes true then, the Galaxy S 4 might also end up using the PowerVR SGX 544. Interestingly, it seems that Samsung will use a three-core version of the graphical chip running at up to 533MHz.

It’s not yet clear why Samsung went with Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR chip instead of the Mali, but we’re sure we’ll start hearing more on this very soon as the Galaxy S IV will get officially unveiled tomorrow. We - of course - will be covering it all live, so stay tuned.

source: Anand Tech, Imagination Technologies

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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Come on Samsung this is outdated, bring on the beast " SGX554 4GPU" The one used in iPad4™®©

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i read it as 544MP3

8. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

*554MP4

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I was referring to the iPad 4's GPU which he stated "4 GPU"

18. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

A 544MP4 would be overkill, the 544MP3 is pushing 2 Million pixels, while the 544MP4 on the iPad is pushing 3.1 million pixels, so it should be the same.

24. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

SGX554 is not latest from imagetec...series6 is latest. SGX544MP3 @533mhz would do just fine...I guess reason for not using 554MP4 or series6 is scarce die area.

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Simple answer... PowerVR much more competitive compare to Mali gpu...g

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Some websites say the new version of MALI is not ready , but still 544 series is a bit slow , somewhere in the level of the A6X

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

The A6X has the FASTEST GPU in the mobile market, so I don't know how you can call it "a bit slow". And saddly not, it won't be that powerfull, the one in the Exynos Octa GPU is supposed to be somewhere between the A5X (32 GFLOPs) and the A6X (70 GFLOPs). With around 50 GFLOPs it will be in the range of the Adreno 320 and the Mali T604.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They shouldev gone for the Mali T658

10. nikenturd unregistered

Another reason to wait for the Note 3....theyre saving the best for last

21. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That's coming from someone that knows little about GPUs... The Mali T658 is the old model and too heavy for smartphones. It does not support OpenGL 3.0. They should ahve used the Mali T624, that supports it. But if you just wanted to look like you know what you talk about and go for the biggest one, it's the T678 for a long time now... But that kind of GPU can't be used on a phone with the 28nm due to overheating.

5. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

mali gpu or adreno gpu could have been better.This gpu is outdated and does not support open gl es 3.0 which makes the s4 not future proof.

13. nikenturd unregistered

It's all Marketing - driven I guess, their next flagship which is the Note 3 will feature none of that outdated stuff for sure, making S4 users trade / sell their units for a Note 3...they pretty much did that with the S3 - Note 2. I had an S3 and I was pretty much convinced that I needed a Note 2.... Samsung has learned a lot from Apple

7. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I will say the US version of the Galaxy S4 will have the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor NOT the Snapdragon 600. Samsung better not allow snapdragon again in it's US bound Galaxy S4. The Galaxy Note 2 has Exynos 4412 so Exynos should be used this time around.

23. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I would hope you are right. I think it would be a shame for Samsung to have their event in nyc to announce the specs on the US versions would be inferior to the int'l version

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung should go for the Adreno or the Mali.

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

544MP3 has overall advantage over the 320 Adreno and the T604

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Adreno can't be used and it's Qualcomm customized property, and they don't license it, please!

14. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

so this means s4 will not support open gl 3.0.I'm going with the htc one because it is future proof and the overclocked adreno 320 in the one manages the same g flops as the power vr in the s4 and fully supports open gl 3.0!!!

16. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Depends where you live, in the USA and UK the S4 and the HTC one will be using the same chip, the Snapdragon 600 ;) So there you'll have openGL 3.0 too!

19. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That' still a good GPU. May not be class leading like the Mali, but still a good contender.

20. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

isn't it the same as what IP5 features?

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No the iPhone 5 uses the 543 with 3 cores and low clock speeds. If the iP5 used this, it would die in 10 minutes with the 1450 mah battery and no power saving cores. This thing is a beast for a cell phone battery and die area.

26. dermit88

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

When is the kepler gpu going to hit phones?

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