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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 Rapt @ 2013-03-13 12:22 from vV5G - click to readYes, Samsung will be running their three SGX544 cores at 533MHz. Giving 51.1 MFLOPS

ipad 4 runs four cores the more powerful SGX554 at 300 MHz. Giving 71.6 MFLOPS (76.8 according to different source).

Much higher processing power in the ipad (40%), but 50% higher screen resolution makes it all more even.

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  • 2013-03-13 13:03
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-13 01:15 from 2mCd - click to readIndeed + 1 ..hardware must come first...
Soft optimization will improve time to time .depend on game developer.

But sad. Some people here dont know what they are writing here due to dont understand microprosesor arhitecture and also
The silicon graphic in gpu rendering.
Some of them too naive on this field and dont even realize pc already start gpu bussines in 1997 with 3dfx/ati/s3/matrox company..

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  • 2013-03-13 12:56
  • vV5G

> In reply to Rapt @ 2013-03-13 12:22 from vV5G - click to readApple user -_-

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  • 2013-03-13 12:39
  • 4xey

> In reply to The Untouchable @ 2013-03-13 07:14 from XMFa - click to readLet me correct u sir...
Gs4 is using powervr sgx544 mp3 not 554mp4...someone already stated in earlier post....and also ask gsmarena to correct it..thanks to that person..

Galaxy s4 will not reach ipad 4 rendering power...
Apple still leading in graphic department...
Indeed...ipad 4 is king of mobile graphic at this moment...
No any device can beat it even iphone5...
Pls refer anandtech or tomshardware for accurate info.

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  • 2013-03-13 12:22
  • vV5G

> In reply to The Untouchable @ 2013-03-13 09:50 from XMFa - click to readThe S3 international edition did not use Tegra 3 nor Adreno 320, it also had a weakly lit pentile display, a un-impressive battery and shell material - and steep price compared to HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X after about a month on the market. Both of which offering proper HD displays with twice the possible brightness - for those of us who dare to step outside.

So, S3, not the best screen, not the best gaming power, nor the best battery life and not the best price = not the best choice.

However, great at benchmarks. Reveiwers pretty much only look at benchmarks and gives score based on that. Many chinese chipset manufacutrers have also found ways to get great benchmarks with so-so HW.

Why some people only care about benchmarks makes no sense to me. Game support is what matters. And if one doesn't care about high end games at max details and higest possible resolution, there's no need to get a flagship model. Unless it brings something else to the table that by far exceeds other models. Motorola's Maxx-series with their tremendous batteries are great examples of this.

No one (of sammy fanboys) wanted a weak pentile, but that's what sammy brought. Not many loves the feels of cheap-o plastic, sammy brought one and with paint so cheap they had to re do the paint job as it was of such terrible quality. AMOLED isn’t all bad, but there are AMOLED-models available with much better brighness than S3, don’t get why that is when the others are using displays manufactured by Samsung. Hopefully the S4 will get a brighter display.

I'm glad to see that sammy is choosing SGX, it's what I have in my tablet (SGX544MP2 over 2048x1536). Next to Tegra, it's a great GPU.

Mali needed better support than it got from sammy. I suppose sammy was just to lazy to do anything about it and therefore is opting for PowerVR.

Tegra is by far the better gaming platform. Ref. Tegra Zone and ultra high setting unavailable for other chipsets.

And the point of buying the top model is power and flexibility/support. There's no need to buy S3, iphone 5 or any other top phone for using facebook, texting and calling. Though many do, just to show they can afford to spend it (with credit cards).

Best phone last year?

For power hungry gamers it was the Optimus 4X and for those in need of a phone to use as much as possible it was the Motorola RAZR (Maxx) HD amungst those in need of high end phones. However, both of these have failed in marketing.

For those who loves gaming and doesn't care too much about price/value and limitations in other aspects, it was the iphone 5 - with guaranteed support for any game in app store optimized for it.

Okay, lets say people are more educated and buy based on reviews and not just what's in their face everywhere they look. The reveiwers still say S3, based on synthetic benchmarks. It should be mandatory to perform more in-game tests. off-screen benchmarks tells us nothing about the phone, just the CPU/GPU.

Some people only care about braging rights and that's why they buy a flagship phone to text and bore themselves on facebook. I would give more braging rights to those who buy the best phone fitted for THEIR actual use.

Ask yourself, do you know anyone who has an iphone and just about no apps on it? I do. Just as I know people with flagship WP and Android phones they only use for calling and texting and a occasional visit to facebook. They bought it because it was recommended by someone who heard from someone else bla bla or the seller wanted to get a better sale done. So my opinion is NO, people are far from educated on what they are buying. If they were then we would see a much bigger variation in the smartphone market, as we did before the smartphone era.

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  • 2013-03-13 11:49
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-13 06:17 from vGsy - click to readActually no, iPhone 5 only have 543mp3 while this will come with 544mp3 triple core for international version whIle US will get qc 600 with adreno 320.

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  • 2013-03-13 11:22
  • Hkwp

as a normal consumer, i don't really know how good is this.

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  • 2013-03-13 11:14
  • IaHc

It's cool :D BTW Why post says 'PowerVR SXG' ? O_o

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  • 2013-03-13 11:10
  • nYRK

> In reply to The Untouchable @ 2013-03-13 09:50 from XMFa - click to readWell the choice is very simple, people went to the Best platform which is obviously android. Within android they want the best and branded oem which is obviously Samsung. Within Samsung they want the best product which isn't too big and not too small and yet powerful,which was obviously sgs3. Also this thing must have met everything they asked for but comprising on the quality which a huge percent don't bother. People are smart and cautious when picking a phone.

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  • 2013-03-13 11:07
  • Hkwp

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-03-13 09:51 from N$iZ - click to readOh, I forgot. You're also connected through a wired Internet connection now right? And have a aluminium layer on all of your outer walls? Some chicken wire to perhaps?


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  • 2013-03-13 10:52
  • 5i4e

> In reply to VarunManoharan @ 2013-03-13 08:45 from tRnj - click to u just made my day

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  • 2013-03-13 10:31
  • 3sEj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-12 22:41 from Tr0t - click to readi 4n 5s wont do that.but iphone 6 might.but it will be trashed by the sgs5 which will be out when iphone 6 launches.

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  • 2013-03-13 10:20
  • wHsV

looks like the s4 is gonna be a real beast

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  • 2013-03-13 10:13
  • wHsV

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 09:18 from 5i4e - click to readCongratulations! It appears you have just made a significant breakthrough and finally proven what has never been proven (with many field data actually pointing otherwise)!

Will be looking forward to reading your paper, it's a shame it hasn't come in the news yet!

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  • 2013-03-13 09:51
  • N$iZ

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-03-13 09:26 from 5i4e - click to readSamsung is indeed great on marketing, but who's talking about the high sales? Check it again, please. I said that the S III was the best smartphone last year according to various tech sites, popular and credible tech sites. Even by the GSM Association. I doubt that they found the S III to be the best just by judging on the numbers of it's sales. The high numbers in sales only affirmed the acknowledgments and showing that the consumers are getting smarter in picking the best products.

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  • 2013-03-13 09:50
  • XMFa

One More day left guys....
Cant wait..


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  • 2013-03-13 09:50
  • waUR

So what?

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  • 2013-03-13 09:50
  • LaCC

> In reply to The Untouchable @ 2013-03-13 08:05 from XMFa - click to readHigh sales = Great marketing + trained sales clerks.

Yes, the S3 sold in bundles, but was far from the best phone released last year. iPhone 5 also sold greatly last year, again - not because it's the best choice.

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  • 2013-03-13 09:26
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Call me SAR @ 2013-03-13 08:27 from S1sk - click to readEU has SAR requirements and regulations, even though it's been proven time over and time again that the waves generated are far too long to affect any cell in our bodies. Waves necessary to affect us are more powerfull and shorter.

I assume that you do not smoke or drink alcohol - nor digest anyting that can be considered unhealthy - at the same time as you stay active and do not sit for more than 3 hours every day. Otherwise thought on SAR seems pretty pointless. Stop stressing about everything being dangerous, the stress will kill you a lot faster.

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  • 2013-03-13 09:18
  • 5i4e

I think Samsung shift to power SG VRX GPU for a reason not cause of IPhone or Apple using the same GPU and I know that Samsung one of biggest Apple fan Lol. But the main reason that Mali400 is pure carp for handling intensive 3D Gamez. BTW Sam fan power VRX one of the best GPU in the market if it's not the best.

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  • 2013-03-13 09:16
  • Tr0t

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