Samsung Licenses PowerVR SGX MP from Imagination Technologiesby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 10, 2011 7:52 AM EST
Samsung is a bit of a mobile GPU conoisseur it seems. Its previous flagship, Hummingbird, used a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Its most recent high-end SoC, the Exynos 4210, uses an ARM Mali-400 GPU. Even more recently Samsung was listed on ARM's Mali-T658 deck, indicating its continued support for ARM based GPUs. Samsung is continuing to play both sides of the field though with today's announcement of licensing an Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX MP core.
The SGX MP refers to ImgTec's Series 5XT cores, for example the PowerVR SGX 543MP2 used in Apple's A5. There are more options than just the 543 MP2, the SGX MP license could refer to another 543 configuration, an SGX 544MP1-16 or an SGX 554MP1-16.