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New TI OMAP 4440 processors already on the way – 1.5GHz speed anyone?

TI just announced that while their older version of the OMAP processor, the 4430, hasn’t even made it to devices for public consumption yet, they are already working on a new 4440 processor. The two Cortex-A9-based cores can hit speeds as high as 1.5GHz, the current 4430 version tops out at 1GHz.

Overall, there should be an improvement of 1.25x in graphics rendering, 30% decline in web page loading times and 1080p playback performance that doubles the slower 4430, according to Engadget’s report. Devices with the older 4430 processor are slated for release early next year but at the rate things are going, we should see the new 4440 processor dropping into mobile devices in the second half of next year.

Looks like some of the other dual-core processors coming out are going to have some great competition which means only one things for us, better devices to play games on! These bad boys will also be able to handle 1080p stereoscopic 3D!

Check out the full press release below!

Website Referenced: Engadget


TI’s OMAP4440 processor boasts new upgrades, raises the bar for mobile design

Mobile video teleconferencing, stereoscopic-3D and gesture recognition capabilities gain from OMAP™ 4 technology upgrades, including speeds of 1.5 GHz per CPU core

DALLAS (Dec. 8, 2010) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that the OMAP4440 applications processor enhancements deliver impressive performance improvements beyond the OMAP4430 processor, including a 1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in webpage load time, a 2x increase in 1080p video playback performance and clock speeds as fast as 1.5 GHz per ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™. These marked performance advantages, along with other feature enhancements, reaffirm the OMAP™ 4 platform’s ability to drive today’s most coveted Smartphone and tablet user experiences, such as 1080p stereoscopic 3D (S3D), 1080p video conferencing and gesture recognition. For OMAP4440 processor details, visit: www.ti.com/omap4440.

“The increased performance given by the OMAP4440 applications processor illustrates TI’s ability to push mobile computing possibilities with the right processor architecture enveloped in the right platform, ” said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president, OMAP platform business unit, TI. “We seized an opportunity to enhance the platform capabilities driving the OMAP4430 processor’s success today. As OMAP4430 processor-based products hit the market in first half 2011, we’re arming our customers with a huge performance boost via an easy migration to OMAP4440 processor for their next wave of exciting devices. The resulting user experiences will radically impact how consumers continue to integrate mobile technology into their daily lives.”

OMAP4440 processor: Primed for upgraded mobile user experiences
The OMAP 4 platform is a highly-optimized system-on-chip (SOC) leveraging two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore general-purpose processors, reaching speeds of 1.5 GHz per core, complemented by two ARM Cortex-M3 cores to power-efficiently offload time-critical and control tasks. High-performance multimedia capabilities are provided by programmable cores including a POWERVR™ 3D graphics engine, TI IVA 3 for high-definition/multi-standard video, TI image signal processor (ISP) for high-quality/high-megapixels imaging, TI low-power audio processor and TI digital signal processor (DSP) based on the TI C64x DSP for natural user interface and signal processing innovations optimized for mobile applications.

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