Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[4]: CPU
by vivainio on Sat 10th Mar 2012 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: CPU"
vivainio
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In the realm of ARM, "quad-core" graphics literally means "4 GPUs". Especially when it comes to the PowerVR GPUs. An SGX543 has 1 GPU "core" (ie, 1 GPU). An SGX543MP2 has 2 GPU "cores" (ie, 2 GPUs). And, an SGX543MP4 has 4 GPU "cores" (ie, 4 GPUs).


Now we are on to something.

People that know about this PowerVR convention are not the ones being targeted by the Apple marketing speak in the launch comms. Apple is using it to steer the eye away from the fact that they only have a dual core CPU.

Nothing wrong with that, of course.

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