Samsung Details 'Exynos 5 Dual' Chip with Better than Retina Display Muscle

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Zoandar

Next up - Apple sues Samsung for using its "patented" Retina Display as a comparison in an attempt to develop this new product, thereby infringing upon its "patent" on using the eye to see a display.

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AETAaAS

If they put this on the Note 2 which is due to be unveiled later this month, it looks like I'm going to be out of pocket till 2013.

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kixofmyg0t

Better than Retina display muscle?

So they put a 300+ppi LCD directly on the SoC? What a waste.....

That title is so misleading. How about just saying it has a more powerful GPU than Apple's A series? Using "Retina" doesn't have anything to do with the GPU. The title suggests that Exynos has a better LCD screen. I know you guys are out of your element when it comes to non PC related subjects but with titles like this(and the horrible one from a few weeks ago that no one there corrected) I can't take you guys serious.

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TrollBot5000

ok you boys can clear out now. Cpt. Obvious and his team are taking over this trollvestigation. You uh know the English language if I'm not mistaken? That a yes? Good let's move on. The article in question clearly states in said language It features the world's first ARM Cortex A15 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and is capable of driving WQXGA (2560x1600) displays, paving the way for a new generation of tablets that trump the much hyped Retina display on Apple's third gen iPad device. I'm paraphrasing of course. So whats it gonna be!! I want answers punk!!

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B.A.Frayd

The headline clearly states that the chip is powerful enough to drive a display that is of a higher resolution than Apple's retina(stupid name) display.
No other way to read it, serious(ly).

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Peanut Fox

I read it as the chip can push out resolutions higher than what is currently available with a Retina display.

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kixofmyg0t

You know what else can push higher resolutions than a "Retina" display? The PowerVR SGX 540 that's in the Galaxy Nexus.

My problem is using the word "Retina". It doesn't even have anything to do with a GPU....and "Retina" doesn't even have a set resolution. Tegra3 can drive "Retina" resolution so what's the news here?

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Peanut Fox

The news is that Samsung has a beasty new chip for the mobile front. SATA 6 on an SoC? Color me interested.

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Neufeldt2002

"I read it as the chip can push out resolutions higher than what is currently available with a Retina display."

I have to agree, I read it the same way.

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bling581

I'm not an expert on display technology, so what is the deal with "retina" displays and is it just a gimmick? How much are they actually utilized? Unless something is specifically designed for a retina display (such as a game or video) would you actually notice a difference between it and a regular HD screen?

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Paul_Lilly

"Retina Display" is a marketing term created by Apple for displays with a high enough pixel density that you won't be able to distinguish individual pixels at a typical viewing distance. This ties in with image resolution and display size.

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wolfing

I wish they stopped focusing on 'pixels'. We're talking 7 or 10 inches, seriously, you don't need more than like 1024x768 there. Hell my 23" monitor is 1920x1080 and it looks just fine.

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vrmlbasic

I also have a 1920*1080 23" monitor. That resolution is only passable in image quality as I can discern the individual pixels at my ~3' viewing distance.

1024*768 is not good enough for anything. Besides the issue with it being 4:3 in a widescreen world, it is much too low. My netbook runs a similar resolution and it is like viewing the world through a screen door, so discernible are the individual pixels.

"Just fine" isn't good enough.

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Hey.That_Dude

And what's stopping them from putting it in next generation Smart TVs? Or using this in a 23" AIO?
This is great as far as I'm concerned. i'm just worried about power draw, if it's that powerful it should be pushing close to 4.5-5.5 Watts which is kind of on the brink of passive cooling.

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dramsey

Um, it can pump out 60FPS doing...what, exactly?

Still, looks like a nice bit of silicon. If only there were someone, you know, actually making 2560x1600 tablet displays...

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Paul_Lilly

3D graphics, according to the chip's brochure (PDF). It also supports the 1080p 60fps multi-format codec.

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Valor958

Sit and spin Apple... sit and spin.

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chart2006

They would enjoy it too much..

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