Originally Posted by qisoed
I think what I need to see is a review...every vendor would say his product is good.
Originally Posted by hellonwheelz
ill believe it when i see the die size or some trusted reviews.
features an advanced graphics core that outperforms the GPU in iPhone 4S by a factor of two to one "across a range of content", according to claims made by the manufacturer
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And neither should anyone else. Really, its nice to anticipate cool stuff, but inflated claims rarely hold up to the reality.
This is Broadcom, not some consumer company. The people they "market" to are engineers and bean counters, neither of which has high tolerance for BS.
To have a look under the hood of the VideoCore IV processor (actually, there's two) requires a NDA. The official RaspberryPI wiki (hardware
page) claims 24GFLOPS of GPGPU (which is about twice that of the ipad 2) and 1080p30 @ 40Mb/s. Edit: a note on die size comparisons. They don't mean very much because phone processors need several components that a media processor does not (giving it a smaller size). In addition, the size of an ARM11 and it's accompanying logic is smaller than a dual-core A9 with accompanying logic.
The closest you'll find if you want "real world" info (outside of cracking open different entertainment systems till you find it) is the Roku2 (uses the same chip) or look at the Nokia n8. It uses a similar CPU with a single core (instead of double) Videocore III (instead of IV). The SOC was designed for media devices that don't use a lot of CPU, but do need lots of parallel processing power (thus the GPGPU).Edited by hajile - 1/28/12 at 5:23pm