Just wondering what the consensus on the rumor mill is for what will be in the iPad 3? I've heard the former more often, but I'm really hoping for the latter. Look at this.
The Rogue GPU will deliver more than 210GFlops (no details as if single or double precision), deliver 350 million real polygons per second and more than five gigapixels per second visible fill rate, which translates into 13 gigapixels of effective fill rate.
This is because, unlike other rival technologies, PowerVR only processes pixels that will be displayed, leaving out hidden ones.
That's getting in the range of laptop cards like the Radeon 55** mobile. It depends on if developers take advantage of it of course, but the potential is there, the cards in the 360 and PS3 are only pushing around 200Gflops too, so maybe they weren't so crazy saying console quality by 2013. Depends on the processor too, but just from a GPU standpoint we're nearly there. The SGX 543MP2? 12 Gflops, so 20x the performance is about right for the 600 series.
So which one of these chips do you think will be in the iPad 3? Anand from Anandtech seems to think 543MP4 for various reasons, but it won't be the first time Apple gets new technology first, and they are a 10% shareholder in PowerVR.
Another thing is that if its the MP4 variant of the same core type, that's "only" double the performnace for what's basically confirmed as 4x the pixels, so it would be like the 3gs-4 where GPU performance often went down because of the new res. That would be unfortunate but bearable, but I still really hope its the 600 series.