Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:39 UTC
Google The past few weeks the entire internet has been going bonkers over the Google phone, yet another in a long line of Android phones that has everyone's knickers in twists. Up until now we had to go by small photos and Twitter messages from Google employees, but now we have full specifications, a hands-on, and video.
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RE[2]: No GPU?
by Stratoukos on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: No GPU?"
Stratoukos
Member since:
2009-02-11

Well I learn something new every day. I guess next time I should not rely solely on Wikipedia...

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RE[3]: No GPU?
by binarycrusader on Thu 24th Dec 2009 03:32 in reply to "RE[2]: No GPU?"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, the 1GHz bit is new, the last iteration I saw was around 850mhz roughly and supposedly had the same graphics that the iPhone 3GS does. I haven't seen any specifics about the 1GHz model yet, so it could be different.

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RE[4]: No GPU?
by Stratoukos on Thu 24th Dec 2009 13:41 in reply to "RE[3]: No GPU?"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

After some digging I found that the Snapdragon uses the AMD z430, the last chip that AMD/ATI mobile graphics division made before it got bought by Qualcomm.

As for performance it's kinda difficult to know. I can't find a lot information about the z430 and there aren't any concrete benchmarks out there. The only thing I could find is that according to Qualcomm's site the Snapdragon 8250 has up to 22M triangles/sec and according to Wikipedia the 3GS's PowerVR SGX535 has up to 28M polys/sec. Of course comparing just polys/sec doesn't say everything, but it's the only thing we have.

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RE[4]: No GPU?
by ariarinen on Sat 26th Dec 2009 10:57 in reply to "RE[3]: No GPU?"
ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

Well, they are all the same QSD8x50 1 GHz chip, but some chose to underclock them. There are two versions the QSD8250 is GSM based and the QSD8650 supports both GSM and CDMA.

The 2nd faster and newer chip is the QSD8672, its dual core and has the same features but as the QSDx50 plus some of its own like: built around 45nm process, Higher-resolution 1440 x 900, 1080p recording and playback, HSPA+ and CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO Rel 0/A/B support, and even faster graphics at 80M triangles/sec and 500M+ 3D pixels/sec.

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