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Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S IV to use PowerVR SGX 544 graphics

12 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S IV to use PowerVR SGX 544 graphics - read the full textSamsung unveiled the Exynos 5 Octa platform a while ago, but it didn't specify the graphics it used. With the Exynos 5 chipset (the one inside the Nexus 10) Samsung used the ARM's Mali T604 GPU chips. Today Imagination Technologies announced its PowerVR SGX 544 graphics has been used in the...

 

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> In reply to TheMan @ 2013-03-12 18:42 from N7TU - click to readBuy your SGS 4 and stop hating everyone else who doesn't have a samsung phone or phone with eight cores or more.

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  • 2013-04-01 20:49
  • 0Cgi

I think some of you guys don't understand a couple of things:

- This GPU is SGX544 clocked at 533mhz. The Iphone 5's GPU is SGX543 clocked at 200mhz.

- This phone's screen resolution is still lower than Ipad 4s resolution while the performance is almost there. Frame rates will easily be comparable, if not higher here.

- This is a SGX 544 variant that will support DirectX 10. Anyone saying it's old tech - these GPU series are used in all Apple devices. Would you rather get graphics code transferred from games optimized for Ipads, or 'new' in Open GL 3.0 made for Android? From my experience even with high tier graphics games for Android do not get as many work-hours spent on graphics-intensive projects and because of fragmentation each chip gets little love.

In short this was a very smart move from Samsung and for raw performance freaks this GPU is significantly faster than Adreno 320, which is pretty much your only other alternative for a longer while.

I think case closed.

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  • 2013-03-15 10:03
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to Fredzorro @ 2013-03-13 22:39 from YeX2 - click to readIt says Smartphone picture isn't definitve

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  • 2013-03-14 07:24
  • 7AGV

> In reply to Fredzorro @ 2013-03-13 22:39 from YeX2 - click to readIt's Just the case and Pictures are not of actual S4

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  • 2013-03-14 04:55
  • CVyV

Pictures of the Samsung S4 live in Amazon Germany
http://www.amazon.de/Ultra-Tas...1&sr=8-1

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  • 2013-03-13 22:39
  • YeX2

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-03-13 14:06 from N$iZ - click to readwell pointed out! its amazing how ignorant people like marco are about things as dangerous as radiation. marco reverting to ostrich-istic mentality (poking head in the ground and pretending there is no danger) will NOT make the danger go away or dissapear! no matter what you choose to do with your life, one thing remains certain SAR effects everyone, and each day you use a phone, make sure its low in radiation like all the latest Samsung phones. ONLY for this i choose samsung, i could care less about any other feature. this is the exact reason i would never buy an Iphone with 5 times the radiation levels samsung has.

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  • 2013-03-13 22:27
  • S1s0

its nice to no but i would not base my choice of phone on that alone i do hope they make this s4 more durable water resistant would be nice to

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  • 2013-03-13 21:39
  • IBLA

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-03-13 14:06 from N$iZ - click to readwell pointed out! its amazing how ignorant people like marco are about things as dangerous as radiation. marco reverting to ostrich-istic mentality (poking head in the ground and pretending there is no danger) will NOT make the danger go away or dissapear! no matter what you choose to do with your life, one thing remains certain SAR effects everyone, and each day you use a phone, make sure its low in radiation like all the latest Samsung phones. ONLY for this i choose samsung, i could care less about any other feature. this is the exact reason i would never buy an Iphone with 5 times the radiation levels samsung has.

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  • 2013-03-13 21:19
  • S1s0

This Phone's Amazing reviews and tip are there in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Iz7k9QgWY



It's AmaZING...

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  • 2013-03-13 20:06
  • uuq4

yes crapple has good graphics better optimized system but hu cares android will boost hardware to match

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  • 2013-03-13 16:48
  • IBLA

hu brought up ipad wen were dealing with phones no one cares about apple wow

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  • 2013-03-13 16:43
  • IBLA

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 13:03 from 5i4e - click to readDude that thing is an ipad having more space to fit things while this a phone so cmpare it with iph5 or 5s ... N if it uses 4cores than it will give tough time to 5s

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  • 2013-03-13 16:33
  • uZHN

> In reply to Call me SAR @ 2013-03-13 13:25 from S1s0 - click to readWhy are you spamming this thread about SAR crap?
Go to a SAR forum or something. No need of the type of spamming.

Macro M: I suggest you stop feeding these trolls.

On topic: Great news. I really like the PowerVR, almost as much as Tegra. Also good news about SIII getting better display, hope it means better brightness and calibration and that the S IV will get better brightness and not just higher resolution.

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  • 2013-03-13 16:27
  • m}iU

who cares about iphone but does sammy emit less radiation then all phones ? maybe thats why build quality sucks well its something to consider but not that big of a deal

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  • 2013-03-13 16:21
  • IBLA

> In reply to Call me SAR @ 2013-03-13 13:25 from S1s0 - click to readIf you are so concerned, stop using a cellphone or line your clothes and head with aluminium.

Besides, you don't have to keep a phone in your pocket at all times, most of us work inside and inside we have tables/desks. You are affected by much more powerful waves at all times, 24/7. From the sun amungst others.

Anyways the radiation also depends on the transmitters and signal strength. As long as you have a good signal at all/most times, you shouldn't worry so much.

We are all going to die someday, stop worrying so much about it. And if someone are to complain about SAR, they damn well better not be alcohol consumers, smokers or general pepole who eat unhealthy and don't move enough. Otherwise it would be ridiculous to whine about this subject. Obviously, those who fit this category worry too much, and woorying to much will damage your healt much more than any legal cellphone raditaion will.



Remember, "a coward dies a thousand deaths a hero dies but one".

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  • 2013-03-13 15:57
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Rapt @ 2013-03-13 13:07 from vV5G - click to readit was just a typo in the midst of things silly. The number are correct, just not the "M". Jeez. . .

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  • 2013-03-13 15:46
  • 5i4e

ah just let him be. he just got frustated...

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  • 2013-03-13 15:11
  • y$e5

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 10:52 from 5i4e - click to readMaybe you just know better than the World Health Organization and their unit which specializes on cancer.

Nice to see you have brought those so called proofs that sustained your argument for that sure thing (that by the way, all health experts show reservations and doubts where you see only certainty).

One would expect humanity to have learned something from the similar argument a few decades ago with tobacco. Back then we had the very same studies with the very same results and people full of certainties that it didn't do any harm like you.

I bet you are one of those guys that still today thinks tobacco doesn't harm people because "you know of a uncle who smoked and still lived well beyond his 80s".

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  • 2013-03-13 14:06
  • N$iZ

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 09:18 from 5i4e - click to readMarco pretending something will not kill you, will NOT protect you. closing your eyes to something as harmful as radiation will not protect you or your family from cancer either. I choose to be on the safe side and go with low radiation phones. if you dont mind if you die, its your choice. A phone, any phone for that matter isnt significant enough for me to endanger my life and the life of me family. For companies to be putting up radiation limits i think they concider it dangerous too. who wouldnt? maybe you have to reconcider your priorities. and health IS a priority.

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  • 2013-03-13 13:25
  • S1s0

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 13:03 from 5i4e - click to readAgain someone wrong info given...
No such thing like mflops..its supposed
To be gflops...giga floating operation in one second....dude????
Dont try to teach people if you not so sure what word 2 use...

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  • 2013-03-13 13:07
  • vV5G

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