Posted by curaga
Huh? They have no 3d core, it's ARM Mali for now.
droidhacker Ah ha... so they're adding open 2D acceleration for a product that will be used almost exclusively with Android (now requiring 3D acceleration), in order to get the interface for their 3D driver added to kernel.
im not sure what you two mean ?. the mali provides all these 2D, 3D and video encode/decode core code blocks in SOC and has since its initial Falanx beginings, a long time ago now.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
also you can get Linaro Android Builds as well as generic Linaro ARM Linux builds today and switch between them at will with a rooted device OC.
Announced in November 2011
, the new Samsung Exynos 5250 processor features 2 Cortex A15 clocked at 1.7 GHz or 2 GHz, with a Mali-T604 GPU and support for dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 RAM that allows for a data bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s.
The processor is manufactured using 32-nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) technology that reduces leakage by 30% proving lower power consumption.Samsung claims the new Exynos 5 processors are twice as fast and consume twice as less power than its previous Exynos 4 application processor based on Cortex A9.
This seems to confirm TI OMAP 5 vs. Nvidia Tegra 3 benchmark results.The Exynos 5250 supports embedded DisplayPort (eDP) interface up to WQXGA resolution (2560×1600), which is handy for Samsung since they are also working on a WQXGA 10.1″ LCD Panel for tablets. This interface is also compatible with PSR (Panel Self Refresh) technology which instructs the application processor not to send image data to the LCD panel when the set is displaying still image in order to reduce power consumption.
Samsung Application Processor also support different booting method via SATA, UART, USB 3.0 and eMMC 4.5 which implies that the Exynos 5 processors will be used beyond smartphones and tablets.The Exynos 5 processors also have pretty decent multimedia hardware support with a 8 MP image signal processor and support for 1080p60 video playback with the most common video codecs (h.264, h.263, VC1, MPEG2 and MPEG4).
Samsung will also start to manufacture the Exynos 5450 quad-core Cortex A15 allegedly with an ARM Mali-T658 GPU later this year. That’s the first quad-core Cortex A15 processor I’ve ever heard of.ARM’s Katie Morgan interviewed Samsung during MWC 2012 and you can have a peak at the Exynos 5 development board in the video below.
Read more: http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/03/...#ixzz1p5yt2DHq"