ARM announces next generation GPUs

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I just posted the article ARM announces next generation GPUs.

Next generation GPUs from ARM promise console level graphics and increased battery life.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/arm-announces-next-generation-gpus-62988/](http://www.myce.com/news/arm-announces-next-generation-gpus-62988/)

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#2

Awesome :smiley:


#3

Yeah. :cool:


#4

Yeah if it lives up to the hype this should be an impressive development.

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#5

their only major success in that arena being smart TV their only major success in that arena being smart TV

This doesn’t give me much pause since Nvidia, ATI already cornered the GPU market and for them to realliy push either out they will have to really make a supreme GPU or so dirt cheap GPU that will outperform either GPU manufacture to beat them of which I doubt they will survive in. They shouldn’t over reach unless they know for sure they will get software companies to support their hardware without that support they will die a slow death and will reflect badly on their success smart TV venture.


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There is a coalescing of technology these days… consumers dont’ really distinguish between a PC monitor and a HDTV screen (other than the tuner)… they are basically the same product. The same can basically be said of computing… consumers will soon be able to do more of what a PC does in a tablet or smart phone device. The only caveat is the touchscreen interface has limited uses compared to a keyboard & mouse, however tablet computing already adapted to accept wireless kb/mouse inputs.

Lately, a whole lot of rockchip Android 4 tablets have been flooding the market pushing prices down pre holiday season. That raises the bar for next year’s crop… quad/core cpu’s pushing 2ghz will be available next year… and some top of the line models will have 2gb of ram… (equal to 16gb in a pc since the majority of android apps are smaller in size). If arm plans to make any inroads, they’re gonna have to bring the power with the efficiency in 2013.

Imagine a quad-core 2ghz/2gb ram, 64gb onboard 1920x1080 p screen(w/ sdxc ext. card, usb3, 802.11ac//b/g/n) tablet getting 24hrs battery life… (awesome).


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2648383]There is a coalescing of technology these days… consumers dont’ really distinguish between a PC monitor and a HDTV screen (other than the tuner)… they are basically the same product. The same can basically be said of computing… consumers will soon be able to do more of what a PC does in a tablet or smart phone device. The only caveat is the touchscreen interface has limited uses compared to a keyboard & mouse, however tablet computing already adapted to accept wireless kb/mouse inputs.

Lately, a whole lot of rockchip Android 4 tablets have been flooding the market pushing prices down pre holiday season. That raises the bar for next year’s crop… quad/core cpu’s pushing 2ghz will be available next year… and some top of the line models will have 2gb of ram… (equal to 16gb in a pc since the majority of android apps are smaller in size). If arm plans to make any inroads, they’re gonna have to bring the power with the efficiency in 2013.[/QUOTE]

Tablet will never really replace a server or laptop or desktop for power computing and mass storage so don’t get to excited about vapor ware that can’t really compete on computing levels. Touch screen keyboard reduce screen size and then again if you going to do that get a laptop your basically going back to a laptop and isn’t that what a Tablet was to replace with??? I find tablet getting keyboard and mice a really telling of how fast the tablet came to market without any real fore thought that users will want a keyboard eventually. That’s why tablet don’t have a bigger market share compared to desktop and laptops. The Tablets are niche product for a particular market user group. Also touchscreen should it fail the cost to fix or replace outweighs what a computer screen LCD replacement would cost and fix. As with electronics they will always fail but with a tablet failure that will take out alot to fix. But that is my .02 cents for what it is worth…

[QUOTE=tmc8080;2648383]Imagine a quad-core 2ghz/2gb ram, 64gb onboard 1920x1080 p screen(w/ sdxc ext. card, usb3, 802.11ac//b/g/n) tablet getting 24hrs battery life… (awesome).[/QUOTE]

Nice dream but not going to happen anytime soon 24 hour battery if so Electric Cars would rule the world…


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Nice dream but not going to happen anytime soon 24 hour battery if so Electric Cars would rule the world…[/QUOTE]

Electric cars require literally tens of thousands of more electricity to run than tablets.

Quad-core, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage, USB 3.0, 19201080… and 24-hour battery usage, what’s so special about any of the wish list that makes it “not going to happy anytime soon”? For a quad-core tablet processor to last 24 hours would require at least twice as much battery power as the one provided by the third-generation iPad, but switching from 45nm manufacturing process to 22nm would make that relatively easy. So far, most CPU and GPU units have been manufactured using 45nm processes. Part of the reason is Intel is not yet into the CPU market for phones and tablets. LG Electronics has been selling smartphones equipped with 2GB RAM for some months. 19201080 isn’t impossible and there are samples of 2560*1600 resolution just 6-inch form factor screen. 802.11n has been ubiquitous at least since the first-generation Galaxy smartphones and Broadcom and some others have sampled 802.11ac modules. 64GB embedded ONE-NAND modules aren’t difficult or expensive to ship either and soon will come 256GB and 512GB for phones and tablets.

What really is important is most PC manufacturers and software developers have hardly invested in tablets. Apple first released iPad in 2010, but it was mostly for messaging, not word processing. It’s now Apple’s third-generation selling the most, but it’s still mostly for messaging and eBook reading and Microsoft will only slowly be releasing Office for iPad, and not with the full features available in desktop / PC versions. It’s not because tablet is a disabling form factor. It’s because it takes time to prepare and evolve the various hardware and software components. Apple wanted better hardware components for their first-generation iPad, but the display and SSD parts to make iPad optimized for reading and web browsing were not available for mass production then. Keyboard’s another matter. Keyboards and other types of input will also rapidly evolve in various forms. Rather than tablets continuing to have limited market share due to limited input capability, desktops and laptops will more and more imitate current tablets by adopting touch and Wi-Fi/LTE.

Android is yet a toy only compared to Windows 7/8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, but Apple is trying to make OS X as close to iOS and iOS as close to Mac OS as possible and Google’ll try to keep ahead of the hardware component industry to make Android a little more powerful in each major version release.

In short, tablets WILL replace a very large part of what servers and destkops and laptops are now.