Intel Unveils Dual-Core Clover Trail+ Atom Chip for Mobile

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I was a bit confused over the difference between Intel GMA graphics core you specify here and the powervr gpu from from Imagination Technologies listed at AnandTech and many other sites

Could you please explain the difference between the two so we understand what we are dealing with?

This is the first article I've read about Intel graphics in these chips

From other reports, I thought the whole graphics engine was PowerVR

Is it just 3D rendering or what?

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Paul_Lilly

The GMA engine is based on PowerVR's SGX 544MP2 graphics.

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dgrmouse

Good question, and good answer. I didn't know any of this.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

If it's licensed tech, it's not really "Intel" then, is it?

Did Intel buy the tech or just the engineering team?

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4401934/Intel-buys-U-K-graphics-chip-team

Sorry Paul, but I'm not entirely befuddled yet?

Could you possibly confuse the issue a bit more?

Or did Intel do that for you?

(Relax Paul, I don't want Intel mad at you too)
"No comment" is perfectly valid at this point

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Paul_Lilly

I know from past comments that you're into conspiracy theories, but there's none to be found here. To reiterate (and to further clarify), it's an Intel GMA graphics engine -- as stated in Intel's press release -- that's based on PowerVR's SGX 544MP2's graphics core and licensed from Imagination Technologies. You can find more info in Intel's PDF document detailing the new chips.

This is not a new development, there are several GMA graphics systems that are based on PowerVR architecture (GMA 500, 600, 3600, 3650).

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Thanks

I understood that

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AFDozerman

You know, I was thinking to myself the other day, "all we need is another ISA to come in and turn Android into an even more fragmented mess"... Said no one, ever.

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Hey.That_Dude

OR, you could just stick linux on it... You know that thing that Ubuntu is based off of they they've been making their interface more touch friendly for...

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MaximumMike

But... Android is Linux.

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Hey.That_Dude

Yes. but it's and ARM linux distribution. SO if you don't want to make a x86/x64 version then just use a linux distro that's already x86/x64. That's all I meant.

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MaximumMike

Well, it's typically an ARM distribution. But I think some of the Google TV boxes are running an x86 version now. Regardless, I know there's an x86 version out there. And it's probably more polished than the Ubuntu version designed for mobile devices, although I would be very curious to actually see what Canonical has come up with. I'm not knocking your choice of flavor of Linux. Just wanted to remind you that Android is made from the same koolaid.

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Mikey109105

LOL, good point.

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