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Please forgive me if there is already a post on the subject. I have done several searches for gpu cpu specs, and 1.1 ghz. No where did anyone elucidate clearly how the gpu fits into all this. What is the real added benefit besides 3d games. does 2.1 fully utilize the hardware. How many other phones include a gpu? why is it not discussed more?
AnandTech: Understanding the iPhone 3GS
a quote from that article states
"The iPhone’s processor is based on a SoC that can operate at up to 600MHz, for power (and battery life) concerns Apple/Samsung limit the CPU core to running at 412MHz. The architecture can clearly handle more, but the balance of power and 412MHz. The architecture can clearly handle more, but the balance of power and battery life gate us. In general, increasing clock speed alone isn’t a desirable option to improve performance in a mobile device like a smartphone because your performance per watt doesn’t improve tremendously if at all."
Now how does this compare to my droids similar processor and added gpu?
This was posted by someone on discuss gdgt.com the months ago.
"It seems to me that the one factor was overlooked that this phone also has a dedicated GPU and not one that is shared with the CPU. Even though it is clocked 50 points below the 3GS and Pre it also has a 430mhz GPU which means all graphics and video is done on that while the main CPU handles only applications and other functions. This actually makes this phone comparable IMO to the snapdragon chipsets because they as far as I know don't have a dedicated GPU"
Taken from ARMs website ........The ARM CortexTM-A8 processor is the first applications processor based on the ARMv7 architecture and is the highest performance, most power-efficient processor*available from*ARM
Someone else on the crackberry forum.
"And actually the OMAP 3430 is actually comparable to the Snapdragon. OMAP 3430 has a more beefier GPU while the snapdragon has a more beefier CPU. Basically its xbox 360 vs PS3 if you understand both specs So again the droids 550mhz OMAP 3430 is more powerful and faster than the Samsung Moment 800mhz Samsung S3C6410 RISC Microprocessor"