Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Breaking News, CMOS, Components, Digital Camera News, Michael Courtenay, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: 16 Megapixel, 4G, 720p HD Video, 8 Megapixel HD Video, ARM, CMOS, Cortex A9, Exynos 4212, S5K2P1 cmos, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, Samsung S5K2P1, System on Chip | Comments Off
Our favorite Korean semiconductor behemoth, Samsung, has just announced it’s newest and fastest version of the Exynos mobile processor. The 4212, a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1.5GHz. 4212 is built using a 32mn process using high-K metal gate technology that that Samsungs says makes it 30 percent more efficient and 25 percent faster and a 50 per cent increase in 3D graphics grunt over the previous Exynos – 4210 – chip. The 4210 was capable of many impressive feats, unfortunately its 3D abilities were hampered by the limits of its HDMI controller.
The new cpu gets version 1.4 and hence the freedom to run stereoscopic imagery at an impressive 70fps. The chips will be available in Q4 of this year. The chip comes too late for the Galaxy S II LTE but you can expect to see it in future super-smart-phones before too long.
The Exynos 4212 incorporates a rich portfolio of advanced codec accelerators that support digital still images, video recording and play-back at 1080p full-HD resolution, an image signal processor and an on-chip HDMI 1.4 interface. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 27th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Components, Hardware | Tags: buster cookson, TECHNOID, Turbo Button | Comments Off
Does chasing the Crack-Dragon make life any better? At the early dawn of computing there were three buttons that sat at the front of all PC’s, Power, Reset and Turbo.
The original IBM PC released in 1981 had a cpu clocked at 4.7hz, slow by today’s standards but for its day it was a beast and affordable. People very quickly learned to push the PC to its limits leading to the desire for more power – we always want more – this chasing of the Crack-Fox led to the creation of the myth of Turbo.
With more power – by 1986 the PC ran at 12mhz
- came unexpected consequences, many games would run at frantic speeds – imagine Pacman on crack –
Turbo was brilliant at speeding up CPU suckers, not so good at getting along though, with Turbo switched on CPU’s had a tendency to freeze. Compatibility was a serious problem. This was especially true for serious apps such as word processors, with Turbo on they would crash at the least convenient time
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