Texas Instruments demonstrates OMAP 5 reference hardware, says it's the "greatest platform on Earth"

Texas Instruments demonstrates OMAP 5 reference hardware, says it's the
Texas Instruments finally showed a reference design hardware powered by its upcoming OMAP 5 platform. The chipset is expected to land in a device or two come Q4 of this year, with the beginning of 2013 registering much more product announcements with it, as per TI's management.

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.

source: Engadget



1. drahmad

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2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm glad they mentioned Windows 8

3. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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..

4. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

OMG..how did they make it so slim..:D

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"easy there, tiger" LOL

7. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

So what about 130fps on AMOLEDs?

8. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Exynos is the best in business

9. GalaxyOptimus

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

This VS Exynos VS NVidia VS Intel interesting

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