Feeds

Sega Dreamcast spawned Intel PDA graphics tech

PowerVR powers 2700G

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Imagination Technologies has confirmed what Intel has - so far - not: that the 2700G mobile graphics accelerator chip the chip giant launched yesterday is based on its PowerVR MBX core.

"The Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator incorporates a PowerVR MBX graphics core and PowerVR video acceleration and display processing cores from Imagination Technologies," the UK-based technology developer said today.

The 2700G operates alongside Intel's XScale PXA27x series of chips, also formally launched yesterday. Codenamed 'Marathon', the 2700G can play back 640 x 480 video at 30fps from Windows Media, MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 sources. It also supports full-speed MPEG 2 playback at 720 x 480.

Accelerating both 2D and 3D graphics, the chip can process 150 million pixels per second in 2D mode and 944,000 polygons per second in 3D apps.

Intel licensed Imagination's PowerVR MBX technology in 2002. A year ago, Texas Instruments licensed it too, and in February this year committed itself to building the core into its ARM-based OMAP 2 processor family.

Samsung, Sharp and Hitachi have also licensed PowerVR MBX.

Intel's 2700G is sampling now, and will be available in volume later this year for $17 a chip in batches of 10,000. TI's OMAP 2 line is expected to become available in sample quantities by July. ®

Related stories

Intel launches Bulverde, Marathon
Philips licenses PowerVR MBX core
Intel to run with Marathon mobile graphics chip
TI builds graphics hardware into mobile chip
Texas Instruments licenses PowerVR for PDA, cellphone CPUs
Samsung licenses PowerVR MBX

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.