[deleted post]you are wrong most of technology that you use in your smartphone is the invention of Nokia without Symbian no Android will exist
AnonD-16334, 12 Jan 2012i would rather buy a kodak digital camera than N8 having 12mp cam! no one is stopping you neither me nor nokia BTW N8 beats most stand alone Low end Camera but i think you r not that lucky to see that
cjdelphi, 12 Jan 2012ok let's clear this up, take Asphalt 6 as an example, the 'official' bought store version will... moreInstalled Asphalt6 for the SG2 free from Samsung Apps, and it runs completely smooth with zero artifacts. Never had a single problem with the graphics performance on the SG2. Is your copy dodgy?
I have the original version of Asphalt 6 from gamelofts page itself and also the one in Samsung apps and it runs perfectly. I had a SGS and now the S2 and its a huge difference. I know the 4S has a better GPU but in overall speed the S2 its faster that's what I was refering to. And as in regards to Mali being weak, its not really true because its the second best GPU behing the 4S, while leaving the S1 GPU behind along with Tegra 2.
So technically it's gonna be the Radeon 7970 of the smartphone world? This will be interesting.
Maybe sooner than that - PowerVR series 6 should already be sampling with lead partners e.g.the ST Ericsson NovaThor A9600. Quoting ST-E:
The Nova A9600, built in 28nm, will deliver groundbreaking multimedia and graphics performance, featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex- A15-based processor running up to up to 2.5 GHz breaking the 20k DMIPS barrier, and a POWERVR Rogue GPU that delivers in excess of 210 GFLOPS. The graphics performance of the A9600 will exceed 350 million ‘real’ polygons per second and more than 5 gigapixels per second visible fill rate (which given POWERVR’s deferred rendering architecture results in more than 13 gigapixels per second effective fill rate). Thanks to Rogue Nova will support all existing APIs such as Microsoft DirectX. The Nova A9600 is sampling in 2011
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2012They announced powerVR 6 Rogue early in 2011. Now they announced it again in 2012. If they can... moreBefore was the announcement of series 6. This is the announcement that series 6, G6200 and G6400 cores and that the technology has shipped to people with a licence.
ok let's clear this up, take Asphalt 6 as an example, the 'official' bought store version will not run on a galaxy 2... the unofficial one you can get from torrent sites does run on the galaxy 2.
now if you play it on galaxy 2, you'll find purple tracer lines or purple triangles in where certain objects that the GPU simply can't render should be...
What makes it even stranger is, that if you look at the 3D benchmarks between a galaxy 1 and 2, you'll see only a 15 - 20% improvement, and if you OC a galaxy 1 to 1.3ghz, it's as little as 5% faster GPU...
So i belive the Mali GPU is weak, and I'm expecting intel's new processor to blow the Mali out of the water, I exepct samsungs next flagship to carry either a new evolved architecture from the GS1 specifically the GPU, or go with the new PowerVR GPU, either way i'd be happy... but quite frankly the SG2's GPU is really not that good, the CPU on the other hand kills the SG1 from floating point to integer routines.... but honestly the GPU is average.
Need further proof, if you have a galaxy 1 or 2, look for a game called the Fast 5, it's in the torrents, you can't even get that game off of the market i've tried so they can't be too upset for getting it via an alternative means...
1 small hack to get the official version working on an SG2 as i found out, download the pirated version which has been hacked and works on the SG2, then go to the store and buy it, let it download the installer files...
once installed, it will then try and run but it will failt, it will then offer you a refund.. hit the refund button and the program uninstalls...
now, go back to the menu, you'll see the old version, run it, you'll now get the new upgraded features and the latest menu complete with online account and game, and it runs fine excpet for the few odd API calls that the Mali GPU can't render and will appear as pink outlines or stripes..
Fast 5 is a perfect example (all you get is pureply polygons on the SG2, even though the same API's run almost perfectly on the SG2)
AnonD-16334, 12 Jan 2012are you talking about asphalt 6 2d version? lol your oldy n8 does great jobi think never saw any N8 and i'm quite sure that you Own Galaxy Y or some cheap Android from ZTE or huawei and 2d games on N8 you must be talking about fake copy of N8 which people buy just to show off since they can't afford original one
BTW Asphalt 6 looks the best on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 because Gameloft optimized it for A5 SoC with the best graphics chip in smartphones, the PowerVR SGX543MP2. PowerVR SGX543MP2 in iPhone 4S/iPad 2 is twice faster than the MALI 400-MP in Galaxy S2.
[deleted post]ohh your name is duplicate just like your Android OS (Cheap copy of IOS and Maemo)
AnonD-1306, 12 Jan 2012Man I suggest you tell him to get his checked because i can record a 1hr video of my SGS2 and ... morejordan30589
"Man I suggest you tell him to get his checked because i can record a 1hr video of my SGS2 and youll never see it lag, stutter or anything. It does everything blazing fast, and made my friend say her iPhone 4S is a piece of shit compared to my S2."
It's funny that people think Galaxy S2 is smoother than iPhone 4S, because it's not. Once you start installing apps on Galaxy S2 it will have stutter sometimes but not as much as other Android phones I had.
AnonD-1082, 12 Jan 2012Asphalt 6 runs great on my N8 but it stutters and force closes on my friend's SGS 2. The SGS 2... moreare you talking about asphalt 6 2d version? lol your oldy n8 does great job
AnonD-1082, 12 Jan 2012Asphalt 6 runs great on my N8 but it stutters and force closes on my friend's SGS 2. The SGS 2... moreMan I suggest you tell him to get his checked because i can record a 1hr video of my SGS2 and youll never see it lag, stutter or anything. It does everything blazing fast, and made my friend say her iPhone 4S is a piece of shit compared to my S2.
AnonD-1306, 12 Jan 2012I have a SGS2 and Asphalt 6 runs perfectly fine without even overclocking the GPU.Asphalt 6 runs great on my N8 but it stutters and force closes on my friend's SGS 2. The SGS 2 only looks good in paper with those high end specs but it sucks in practice. It lags even with a dual core and a lot of apps force closes randomly. It's not reliable and the OS is malware and virus ridden.
cjdelphi, 12 Jan 2012the mali gpu in the GS2, is not all that great, try playing Asphalt 6 on it... What it does do... moreI have a SGS2 and Asphalt 6 runs perfectly fine without even overclocking the GPU.
the mali gpu in the GS2, is not all that great, try playing Asphalt 6 on it... What it does do is fast, but it also lacks a lot... anyway.
This is wonderful news, basically a playstation 3 in your pocket how great is that :)