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Texas Instruments Debuts 1.8GHz OMAP 4 Chip

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Jun 2, 2011, 6:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Texas Instruments today announced the OMAP4470, a new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that offers up to 1.8GHz per core. Texas Instruments says the main benefits of this processor are an 80% increase in Web browsing performance; 2.5 times the graphics capabilities; double the imaging and video layering; and support for up to three HD screens running at the same time at resolutions as high as QXGA (2048x1536). Texas Instruments says the OMAP4470 is ideal for operating systems such as Android and is just as power efficient as its predecessors. The chip will sample in the latter half of 2011, with devices expected to become available during the first half of 2012.


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Jun 2, 2011, 11:28 AM

nub question

sorry i read "dual core" and then "1.8 GHZ PER core"... does that mean its a 3.6 GHz processor?
no, but may be better than a 3.6 because the work is split between two processors instead of one being bogged down by a single app. Youll notice a difference when multi tasking for the most part which is what most of us techy people do with our phone...
No, it doesn't add up like that.

If you took two motorcycles, each with a top speed of 90 mph, and joined them together to make a "car", you'd be able to carry twice as many people as one motorcycle, but the top speed would still be 90 mph.

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