ARM was being unusually coy when talking about the GPU IP used in Samsung's recently announced Exynos 5 Octa. We eventually found out why: unlike the Exynos 5 Dual and Exynos 4 silicon, ARM's Mali GPU isn't included in the Exynos 5 Octa's floorplan. Through a bit of digging we concluded that Samsung settled on a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. We couldn't disclose how we came to this conclusion publicly, but thankfully today Imagination Technologies confirmed the use of their IP in the Exynos 5 Octa 5410. All Imagination confirmed was the use of PowerVR SGX 544 IP in Exynos 5 Octa, however we still believe that Samsung used three cores running at up to 533MHz.

Thankfully we should be able to confirm a lot of this very soon. The Exynos 5 Octa is widely expected to be used in the international variants of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S 4. We will be at Samsung's Galaxy S 4 unpacked launch event in NYC this Thursday to find out.

Source: Imagination Technologies - Interim Management Statement

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  • Tangey - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - link

    Imagination has just let slip on their blog that they are indeed in the S4.
    http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powerv...

    "Upcoming flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy SIV, the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD, and the Lenovo K900 are soon to follow, making the PowerVR SGX544MP, alongside other existing Series5XTMP cores, the most popular GPU in the mobile and embedded market today."
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  • R0H1T - Thursday, March 14, 2013 - link

    Perhaps but since my memory is failing me would you provide a(ny) link to back your claim up cause the powerVR configs are really confusing(543/544/554 alongwith MP2/MP3/MP4) atleast as far as I'm concerned ? Reply
  • Sorgelig - Sunday, April 07, 2013 - link

    1) wrong. All 8 cores can work simultaneously. Just current Linux implementation doesn't support HMP (only SMP currently supported), thus A7+A15 bound by pairs, but it's barely software restriction. There is experimental patches for linux kernel from Linaro group to allow all 8 cores to work at the same time.
    2) no idea
    3) There is AMOLED TVs from LG, but i wouldn't recommend to buy it now. AMOLED suffers from short life of blue subpixels (that's the main reason for PenTile in AMOLED). Like in old days with Plasma TV, AMOLED display can be burned out by static pictures.
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