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iPhone chip designer Imagination intros multi-core mobile CPU

Imagination Technologies, the company behind the iPhone’s PowerVR MBX chip, has introduced a new GP-GPU multi-core processor that could make its way into the next-generation iPhone. According to the company’s CEO, the new chip—dubbed the PowerVX SGX543—is designed to scale from two to sixteen cores without increasing performance challenges for developers, and appears to offer both OpenGL ES and OpenCL support, the latter of which Apple is building into its next-generation Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system. Both Apple and Intel have made substantial investments in the company.

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Does this mean that the iPhone will be powerful enough for high quality video recording and background apps?

Paired with the recent announcements of software 3.0, I think the iPhone is about to become the phone we’ve always wanted. And yes, Apple has just proven that when they do things, they don’t rush them but instead wait to do them properly (at least after that mobileme debacle). Glad to see the ‘old’ Apple back.

Posted by dan nicholls on March 19, 2009 at 7:26 AM (CDT)

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