Samsung licenses Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX MP GPU for future Mobile SoC

Samsung’s jump to ARM’s Mali GPUs didn’t last long and will surely make some people (at ARM) a wee bit disappointed. Imagination Technologies have just announced that the Korean mobile giant has licensed their PowerVR SGX MP GPU IP for integration in upcoming mobile and consumer products. As you probably already know Samsung’s latest SoC (Exynos 42XX) used in its high-end smartphones uses a Mali 400 GPU unlike its previous once (the Hummingbird for example) that packed the venerable Power VR SGX540. The MP core IP licensed today is similar to what the PlayStation Vita will have and what Apple is also using in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

This move may be related to Samsung wish to be a Windows 8 SoC provider because as of right now ARM’s current crop of GPUs (Mali) aren’t DirectX 9.3 compliant and lack support for DXTC texture compression (their upcoming T604 core should fix that but its debut is still unknown). full press release after the break:

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HTC Titan landing on AT&T on November 20th

The gigantic HTC Titan which I’m extensively reviewing right now is set to hit AT&T stores on November 20thfor $199.99 with a 2yr contract. You can already check out some of my Titan videos here (or the related posts links below) and follow me on Twitter here because I often post about some of the good or bad things I encounter while using the handsets I’m testing. If you really can’t wait for the Titan then the Samsung Focus Sand Focus Flash are already available right now at the links below:

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