TI OMAP 5 reference platform packs a graphical punch

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:
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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19 Comments

1. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

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

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

16. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

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

2. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Awesome.

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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"

4. AbhiD

Posts: 606; Member since: Apr 06, 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

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

11. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Wow, you really hate Qualcomm lol

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

18. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

5. AbhiD

Posts: 606; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

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

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

13. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Moto Droid RAZR HD?

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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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