what PowerVR graphics core will the next iphone have

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  1. argor macrumors member

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    what PowerVR graphics core will the next iphone have This is an Imagination Technologies PR I stumbled upon from October 2008, it's by far the most revealing of all PRs from IMG about this:
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    This data has bunch of consequences, including:
    - No tape-outs for SGX520/531 yet.
    - There likely aren't any licensees for SGX 545.
    - There are 5 partners for SGX 540, which is a huge number.
    - [2;5[ SGX 540 tape-outs in Q4, in time for MWC/CTIA announcements.

    It'd certainly be a very interesting development if Apple was one of partners
    of course, this doesn't exclude the possibility they just didn't tape-out anything yet and are lagging behind badly. Who knows

    SGX 530 is now the most likely possibility, SGX 540 second, and SGX 520 third.
    what do you think
     
  2. peteo macrumors regular

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  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    SGX 540 is for MIDs. Too much power draw for smartphones.
     
  4. argor thread starter macrumors member

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    from what i heard it still consume lees power than gpu core in the tegra
    here are the powervr numbers for SGX 530
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=650822
    you see little bit about power draw for SGX 540
    and to answer your question yes SGX 540 can be used in a smartphones
    for ex-shamble if it was used in the iphone the Battery life would go down about an hour maybe lees if used a smart gpu scaling
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Count me in with the PowerVR 54x crowd.

    By next year the iPhone will have an OLED screen and other power saving features.
     
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  7. Shaan macrumors member

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    Looks like the 520.
     
  8. argor thread starter macrumors member

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    but if it is 520 then have to say i am imprest :) the Press Release was posed in October and going from no tape out to final produce in about 6 moths
    that is impressive it were more likely that it is the 530 in the iphone
     
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Yeah, my statement was half-correct. It seems their intentions are MIDS, UMPCs, and high-end smartphones. Still there's no reason to count out their next 5xt cores, which are available in 1 to 16 core configurations, with excellent scaling qualities. However, I do not anticipate another gfx core update in the next phone. Every other seems more logical.
     
  10. argor thread starter macrumors member

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    well say when making a SoC many things to considerer like how big dice area
    should be performance heat power draw ext... but for apple the most important thing was compatibility explicit as the iphone 3g will still be sold
    40 m people with the i3g the old aps and sugs that's is vii the performans gane should be not big efnotf to destroy the old platform but big efnof for people to upgrade also for the oldaps to run on the new iphone also one of
    the resone apple will use powervr for long time all powervr hardware are backward comparable whith the old one like the powervr is the only mobile gpu that supports both opengles 1 and 2 and has best performans per power
    and dice area
    please not that i writing this wile sick so my speling maybe off
     

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