One of the more surprising facts we learned from ARM when we sat down with them last year to discuss their Mali GPU architecture was just how successful the Mali-400 family was and is; not just in the past tense but in the present tense as well. Although ARM has been selling Mali T600/700/800 designs based on their Midgard architecture for a few years now, the Utgard based Mali-400/450 have continued to sell well due Utgard’s “no-frills” OpenGL ES 2.0 design. This has made the Mali-400/450 popular parts in low cost and low power environments, where a complete Mali design takes up a minimal amount of die space and similarly small amounts of power. Though chasing the low-end of the market doesn’t come with the...
So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While...131 by Brian Klug on 10/24/2012
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There's a lot of speculation about the SoC used in Samsung's Galaxy S II, thankfully through process of elimination and some snooping around we've been able to figure it...63 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 2/14/2011