We are just going to pull a quote from a Beyond 3D forum that we find quite interesting and let you all draw your own conclusions. We’ve covered the iPhone 3 processor race in more detail here.

With regard to the [iPhone] processor, I see Samsung have rather QUIETLY released a Cortex A8 App Processor , the S5PC100. Doing a google returns a grand total of 10 hits. There has been no press release for the product that I can find, and none of the tech websites have discussed it. It is not listed AT ALL under the app processor section of their website:-
http://www.samsung.com/global/busine…Processor.html

However there is a brochure available:-
http://www.samsung.com/global/busine…ure_200902.pdf

Its clocked at 833Mhz, the brochure states 720P playback and record, and a 2D/3D graphics block is shown. There is no other mention whatsoever about the capabilities of the 2D/3D block.  [Also HDMI out]

Arm have started to use this processor as a comparision point for Moorestown:-
http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_…DevCon2008.pdf See page 24.

I find that highly interesting, as of course Intel had at one time targetted the next gen iphone as a killer product for moorestown.

I hear also that there is another variant called the S5PC110, with gets a grand total of 1 hits when googled. Note that samsung never published ANY data on the MBX-ed processor used in the iphone. I think that if the processor in the next gen is samsung, this could be the likely candidate, a customised version with SGX graphics core. The one caveat is that there is no hint or information as to how long this processor has been available. The samsung brochure is dated Feb ’09, the ARM .PDF however is dated Oct ’08 which references chip size and both operational and standby power times.

 

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