The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.
A demo of Nvidia’s upcoming Kepler Mobile GPUs shows a mobile chip running Battlefield 3. By adapting the high performance Kepler architecture to the constraints of mobile devices, Nvidia hopes to make true console-like mobile graphics a reality.
NVIDIA has big plans beyond in-car entertainment systems. It has announced a new development platform called Jetson which is designed to allow manufacturers to add new driver assistance technologies into future cars.
Nvidia is talking up its upcoming mobile chipsets codenamed Logan and Parker, even though Tegra 4 hasn’t even shipped yet.
The Exynos 5 Octa (said to be powering the Galaxy S4) contains a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, instead of a Mali design from ARM. What does that mean for the user experience?
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors are the first chips to receive official certification for OpenGL ES 3.0. But what does this mean for Android gamers?
Imagination Technologies is a company that specializes in making graphics processors. They’re kind of like ARM, by that we mean they design processors that other companies then license and put on their chips. Take the chips that power Apple’s iOS devices for example, they all use GPUs from Imagination Technologies. Late last week, the company announced their latest creation, the PowerVR G6630. It’s the fastest GPU they’ve ever designed.
LG is proud of its newest flagship device, but is it worth all the praise that people have been giving it? Should we judge the LG Optimus G F180K by its specs? Of course not. We put this beast through a series of benchmark tests to see how it fares against one of the major players in the high-end smartphone arena, the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. How does the Optimus G stack up against one of the reigning Android smartphone kings? Let’s find out by putting both processors through a battery of benchmark tests. (You may also skip forward to…
Although we haven’t even seen the first generation of Mali T600 series GPUs shipping, ARM is already announcing the second generation of T600 GPUs, not only for the Mali T604, but also for the GPU-compute-oriented Mali T658. These second generation GPUs are the Mali T624 (4 cores) and Mali T628 (8 cores) for the graphics-oriented chips, and Mali T678 for the GPU compute oriented product. Why is ARM announcing such a confusing move right now? Because it seems that, while they think GPU compute will be an important part of mobile GPUs in the future, they aren’t sure just how…
If you want to take Android customization to the next level, there’s an app that’s just for you. Dubbed ExTweaks, this app is for adjusting really advanced features in kernels for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Of course, it’s not for the faint of heart or, in this case, the unfamiliar with modifying their phones. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may be doing more damage to your device than improving it. Read on to learn more about ExTweaks. Overview If you’ve dug around the Android community long enough, you’ve no doubt come across the term kernel. A…