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

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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:

This is the greatest platform on Earth right now... way ahead of Apple, and it's the first Cortex-A15 (which runs 2x faster than the Cortex-A9) product on the market. When running two Cortex-A15 chips at 800MHz, it's more or less the same performance as running two Cortex-A9s at 1.5GHz. You'll see [commercially available products] ramping up with this stuff in late 2012 or early 2013. We are also running Windows 8 on the latest OMAP; it runs perfectly well, and we've been working very closely with Microsoft. We're working on multiple form factors - tablets, thin-and-lights - and we think ARM is going to bring tablets to the masses.

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

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posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:12 3

1. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:19 2

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I'm glad they mentioned Windows 8

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:45 3

3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 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..

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 08:49 2

4. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 08:52

5. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 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!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 10:53 2

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

"easy there, tiger"

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 12:30

7. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

So what about 130fps on AMOLEDs?

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 21:04

8. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Exynos is the best in business

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 06:33

9. GalaxyOptimus (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

This VS Exynos VS NVidia VS Intel

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