Late last year we heard that Samsung may be designing its own processor core. That is yet to materialize, but now reports from Korean media suggest the tech giant is looking to make in-house GPUs too.
The GPU will reportedly be ready by the middle of next year. It's not entirely clear if it will be combined into an all-Samsung chipset with the homebrewed CPU or not, but if it is the plans are for a chipset with a 64-bit capable big.LITTLE processor and a Cat. 6 LTE modem.
The company already has its own modems and if it lives up to both its CPU and GPU ambitions, it will join the ranks of Qualcomm, Intel and Nvidia, companies that make chipsets from all in-house parts.
Until now Samsung had its Exynos line (using ARM-designed CPUs and GPUs), but over the last couple of years it was mostly relying on Qualcomm’s offerings.
The GPU information was revealed as part of a conversation with the SEC – Samsung is currently embroiled in a battle with Nvidia over GPU patents.
No it was basically the same. That's just fact.
My bad i meant the first iphone. Even at that time Apple gave samsung the specifications it wanted for the soc. Samsung manufactured it. So my using the word 'designed' might be inaccurate. But they were not using 'carbon copy' as you claim either. I...
Err I think you don't get it.. Everyone either uses ARM cores: either as is (samsung) or they modify it (qualcomm calls it krait and apple calls them swift/cyclone) I have a feeling you just want to keep the topic to 'hate apple' than about ...