samsung-exynos-5-dual

Samsung has just released the whitepaper for their long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, now called the Exynos 5 Dual, and there’s a lot of interesting information to be discovered in it.

The... Exynos 5 Dual will be the world’s first Cortex A15-based chip, when it will ship later this year, presumably inside the 11.8-inch tablet Samsung is going to launch later this year. Samsung had to wait...

galaxy-tab-11.6

When the Crysis FPS game came out on the PC in 2007, it pushed the boundaries of what gaming graphics should look like. The “Can it run Crysis?” catchphrase became an Internet meme,... a question asked whenever a new CPU or GPU is announced.

ARM hardware has been evolving at an amazing pace, with the performance of mobile GPUs doubling every 12 months. Low-power ARM chips are ve...

ESLookback

The OpenGL ES 2.0 specification has been finalized since 2007, but we didn’t get to use it in smartphones until 2009, when the iPhone and Android phones started... supporting it in hardware. It still feels like a long time for the OpenGL ES specification to be updated, though. But the wait is over, as Khronos, the group responsible for OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenVL (augmen...

Screen Shot 2012-08-06 at 11.45.51 AM_575px

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 pro...

2012-07-30 16.36.36_575px

The GLBenchmark is now the standard benchmarking tool to compare mobile GPUs. We’re going to see a GLBenchmark 3.0 this fall with all the necessary tests for the new OpenGL ES 3.0 standard,... but until then, we get a significantly improved GLBenchmark 2.5 version. The new version still tests only OpenGL 2.0 features, but does it in a much more aggressive way, leaving even the latest mobile GPUs...

Galaxy Tab 11.6 mock-up

Galaxy Tab 11.6 mock-up

We knew since last year that Samsung was working on a 2560×1600 panel for tablets. Some thought that this panel would be used for the new... iPad, but it was pretty obvious Samsung would want to use it themselves as well. This is not to mention that the ratio is 16:10, which is exactly what this Android tablet has.

We’ve also...

APQ8064MDP-2611_575px

When Qualcomm launched the new “Krait” CPU architecture, I was disappointed that it didn’t launch the new Adreno 3xx GPU architecture as well. Ever since Qualcomm bought the... Adreno team and technology from AMD a few years ago, the Adreno GPUs have been at least slightly behind the competition.

The new Adreno 320 GPU that is arriving in the quad core S4 Pro SoC comes...

Qualcomm Uplinq (1 of 1)_575px

Anandtech

The Snapdragon S4 chip, based on the new Cortex A15-class Krait design, is currently the most advanced ARM processor core in the market. Along with the integrated LTE modem, the... advanced design of the Krait architecture made the Snapdragon S4 very popular in US, both with manufacturers and end users.

But while the S4 is very good, it also has two big flaws. One is per...

s3-1

Just like with the HTC One X, which had a quad core Tegra 3 version internationally, but a dual core Snapdragon S4 version in the US, because it was the only available chip... with an integrated LTE modem: the Galaxy S3 came with an Exynos 4 Quad chip for all non-LTE markets, and a Snapdragon S4 for the LTE ones, including the US market.

So...