Texas Instruments 1.8GHz dual-core OMAP4470 processor announced

By Posted 3 Jun 2011, 15:26

Lately we have started seeing smartphones and tablets emerge on the market with 1.2-1.5GHz dual-core processors, however now Texas Instruments has given us a taste of what’s in store for us in the future by announcing a new dual-core chip.

This chip is called the Texas Instruments OMAP4470, it boasts 2 x 1.8GHz cores, it features an advanced graphics architecture and increased memory bandwidth, this will give compliant devices support for QXGA resolutions (2048×1536), faster web browsing performance and support for up to three HD screens. As you would expect the platform also allows for much better graphics functionality when compared to current solutions.

Texas Instruments see this processor as a great solution for smartphones, tablets and ultrathin laptops, also in terms of software it is suitable for Android and Linux, even “the next major version of Microsoft Windows” will benefit from its enhanced capabilities, we guess that they are talking about Windows 8!

TI’S vice president, Remi El-Ouazzane, also stated that the OMAP4470 delivers all of this whilst boasting a power-efficient architecture which is unmatched, this is great news for battery life, however we have to wait to see its real-world performance before making our judgement.

You can find out fully detailed information regarding the OMAP4470 by reading the press release over at BGR, TI say that devices utilizing this processor will hit the market in the first half of 2012, we hope to see devices at CES 2012!