TI unveils OMAP 5 processors, plans to send samples to partners soon

Omap5

New internal hardware has been a pretty big theme at CES 2012, ranging from the first unveiling, when NVIDIA talked about its Tegra 3 quad-core processor, to Intel's announcement of that company's Medfield smartphone platform. Now, it's Texas Instruments' turn.

Just yesterday, TI showed off its new series of SoCs (which stands for system on a chip), named the OMAP 5. Each SoC will contain two ARM Cortex A15s with 2MB of L2 cache, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, and memory clocked at 1066MHz. Those two ARM processors are able to be clocked up to 2GHz, but the reference design that was shown off at a TI meeting yesterday just came back from the factory, so each was clocked at roughly 1GHz, with the GPU clocked at 300MHz. 

All that information basically means that a phone with this inside will be a heck of a device, but there's one caveat: those devices probably won't start shipping until early 2013, but there's a slight possibility that we could see them at the end of the year. 

[AnandTech]
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