Why are game developers so excited to develop for the Tegra 2 platform? NVIDIA just released a new whitepaper titled Bringing High-End Graphics to Handheld Devices (.pdf) that details their GeForce GPU architecture, compares performance with the leading PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and explains the benefits to the end user. If you are a hard-core geek, ... Read More »
Do smartphone benchmarks even matter? A lot of people would say “Nope” and I would agree with some, but we still like to run them every time a new version of Android is released or when a new processor hits the market. This last week Google launched the Nexus S with Android 2.3, ... Read More »
During last week’s QuakCon 2010, John Carmack of id Software showed off a tech demo of Rage running on the iPhone 4 at 60 frames per second. The graphics looked amazing and will make most Android fans jealous, but most of the latest Android phones actually have the power to duplicate the same performance.
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During our last high-end Android phone showdown we learned that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon was the fastest mobile processor currently available in the United States, but faster platforms are coming later this summer.
Among the most interesting highlights of the phone is its mysterious high-powered graphics processing unit. Samsung’s Omar Khan claimed their 1 GHz platform could “process a staggering 90 million triangles per second” in a keynote speech at CTIA.
Did you know the Samsung Galaxy S contains the fastest graphics processing unit of any Android phone? Neither did I because Samsung felt that spec wasn’t important enough to include in their official press release.