Apple expected to pack ultrafast, dual core SGX543 graphics into iPad 2, iPhone 5

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  • asdasdasdasd Posts: 4,327member
    All good. Apple need to capitalise on their vertical market. They can write the drivers for these chips - the Android guys have to leave it to the manufacturers.
  • wizard69wizard69 Posts: 11,726member
    To those worried about an iPad melt down, this won't be a problem with a process shrink and a little engineering. Various foundries are reporting very significant power reductions at 32 & 22 nm.



    In any event it looks like iPad 2 could be a winner.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,402member
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    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post


    PSP2 reputed to have this chip.



    http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...-graphics.aspx



    Oh, dear... PSP2 firmware hacked to run on the iPad, anyone?
  • suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,093member
    We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. The ARM has come a loooong way from the days when it powered the Newton!
  • shrikeshrike Posts: 494member
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    Originally Posted by GRevolution View Post


    OK, couple of things. While it would be awesome to have both a dual core Cortex A9 and SGX543, that's not going to happen. There is no way Apple can squeeze that much silicon into the iPhone 5 and maintain battery life like we expect or stop heat generation from melting the phone.



    Also, correct the part about Qualcomm Snapdragons. They don't use SGX530s, rather they use Adreno 200-series. The TI OMAP-3s do use 530s.



    Still, if this is all true iPhone 5=Most badass phone in history



    This is a rather mysterious response. Nvidia Tegra 2 phones are already in markets in Korea (LG Optimus 2x) and there will be a few of these phones in the States by Spring.



    The Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC is a dual-core A9 CPU and an ultra low power Nvidia GeForce GPU capable of 70m tri/s. It requires a bit of power as these phones have large batteries. But this should be part of Apple's in-house efforts to maximize power efficiency and get it fabbed in the best CMOS node possible (32 nm to 40 nm). In fact there are 3 or 4 different multi-core SoCs coming out ranging from Nvidia, Qualcomm, TI and Samsung.



    So, yes, Apple can squeeze the silicon in and maintain thermals and battery performance.
  • delizaza23delizaza23 Posts: 12member
    I never bought the ipad because it was very basi. from what i read I will buy the ipad 2. I hope Apple will stop making none 3G models because it is just a way to rip people off.
  • winstwinst Posts: 26member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    A 15? Thinkpad QXGA IPS dispaly panel on eBay for $900.



    In 2007 LG announced a 20.8? QXGA IPS display for medical uses.



    I don't think they will be able to get 2048x1536 in high enough volume this year. The similar medical IPS monitor costs $4000 here: http://bit.ly/gipPQa



    I think it is more likely a mistake than anything else.
  • doyourownthingdoyourownthing Posts: 371member
    i bought an iphone 4 last week and it's the best phone i've ever owned



    i cannot wait for iphone 5



    if i found some use for ipad 2, i'd get one as well...
  • ghostface147ghostface147 Posts: 1,629member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post


    Is anyone here going to refrain from upgrading unless the iPad 2 has a dual core GPU and doubles the screen resolution?



    I am refraining from owning an iPad ever. I find it to be completely useless for my needs.
  • pokepoke Posts: 506member
    I remember reading that the best selling iPad is the 16Gb 3G model at $629. Maybe $599 is the new entry price for iPad 2. But you get a dual-core CPU, dual-core GPU and Retina Display. iPad 1 could be kept around at $399.
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by poke View Post


    I remember reading that the best selling iPad is the 16Gb 3G model at $629. Maybe $599 is the new entry price for iPad 2. But you get a dual-core CPU, dual-core GPU and Retina Display. iPad 1 could be kept around at $399.



    According to Amazon.com the best selling iPad always seems to be the 16GB WiFi model (the cheapest option), followed by the 64Gb WiFi+3G model (the most expensive option). The 16Gb WiFi+3G model always seems to be the least popular. Where did you read otherwise?
  • nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    i want to buy a new iphone 4 in feb .....working the deal you see

    BUT

    should i wait
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,468member, moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mlayer View Post


    One thing that I haven't heard mentioned yet is that the new resolution could allow the iPad 2 to function as 2K display. It could be really popular for film and video production because someone can prep a bunch of iPads with dailies (raw footage) in 2K. The pixel density would be a lot closer to film than any other digital medium, and the pinch-to-zoom would allow users to hone in on fine detail.



    As a pixel density enthusiast, I'm all for this.



    Could you elaborate on 2K display and dailies?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,402member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NOFEER View Post


    i want to buy a new iphone 4 in feb .....working the deal you see

    BUT

    should i wait



    Do you need a phone in February? Then buy it.

    Can you wait six months from February to get the iPhone 5? Then wait.



    Simple.
  • SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 24,700member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    Could you elaborate on 2K display and dailies?



    I think he's talking about using this theoretical iPad 2 as a movie/video production tool to review footage sent over a cable to a 2K (HDTV) monitor for review.
  • satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,689member
    I realize it's not Apple's desire to go down this route again, but would an improved graphic and CPU processors allow for Flash to run smoothly without burdening battery life?



    Personally, I could live without it, but I know of many who are going Android because of it's Flash compatibility.
  • ivladivlad Posts: 730member
    The difference is that apple can make software run pretty smooth on not so fast processor, while competitors HAVE to get dual core and more ram on their devices just to make the software run.
  • mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 6,875member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shrike View Post


    This is a rather mysterious response. Nvidia Tegra 2 phones are already in markets in Korea (LG Optimus 2x) and there will be a few of these phones in the States by Spring.



    The Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC is a dual-core A9 CPU and an ultra low power Nvidia GeForce GPU capable of 70m tri/s. It requires a bit of power as these phones have large batteries. But this should be part of Apple's in-house efforts to maximize power efficiency and get it fabbed in the best CMOS node possible (32 nm to 40 nm). In fact there are 3 or 4 different multi-core SoCs coming out ranging from Nvidia, Qualcomm, TI and Samsung.



    So, yes, Apple can squeeze the silicon in and maintain thermals and battery performance.



    Nvidia is notorious for having thermal issues and power consumption levels that have plagued them each time they come out with a new generation of GPUs.
  • shrikeshrike Posts: 494member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iVlad View Post


    The difference is that apple can make software run pretty smooth on not so fast processor, while competitors HAVE to get dual core and more ram on their devices just to make the software run.



    Apple's UI is really smooth, the best in the business. But TANSTAAFL. Having more CPU and GPU power will enable bigger and better software. They must maintain parity with competitors. There are 4 different dual-core SoCs with higher end GPUs coming throughout this year that'll go in phones and tablets. Eventually the advantages of better horsepower will take over Apple's advantages.
  • sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Very exiting news, but seems too fast. A4 was just introduced, and replacing it this fast with a dual core, dual GPU chip on both iPad and iPhone does not seem cost affective or even possible to develop and produce this many of the chips in such a short period of time. I will be very surprised if the chip makes it to both the phone and the Pad.
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