TI OMAP 5 kicks iPad 3 GPU buttTexas Instruments Inc. has been talking the OMAP5 talk for some time already, but on Monday (June 4) the firm fired its first serious shot at the competition, releasing a graphics benchmarking video to show off its SOC’s GPU performance.
The competition? Seemingly an iPad 3 with an A5X chip (45-nm process), which boasts two Cortex A9s alongside SGX543MP4 graphics.
TI’s OMAP 5430, on the other hand, is designed on a 28-nm process and sports two ARM Cortex A15s and two Cortex M4s alongside SGX544 MP2 graphics.
TI used GL Benchmark 2.5 to render complex graphics scenes and simulate high-end games at full HD (1080p) resolution, to show off its big dual-core GPUs.
Unsurprisingly, the yet-to-be-released OMAP 5 beat the already available "market-leading tablet” competitor in terms of frame-rate (38 FPS on-screen, 45 off-screen, compared with 34 and 43 FPS), probably thanks to some souped up clock speeds.
You can check out the video from TI to see the details below, but suffice it say the OMAP 5 looks fairly fast. That said, comparing an already released product to one that has yet to make its debut in any device is not entirely fair, so don’t be too quick to judge.