Carbonado

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  1. Rob Evans

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    If you click on 'Watch the re-broadcast of Paul Otellini’s Industry Insider presentation from CES 2004' at

    http://www.intel.com/personal/news/ceswebcast.htm?iid=HPAGE+low_news_040112c&

    then fast forward to approx 48 minutes, you will see a demo of Carbonado, a mobile 3D graphics coprocessor running on a 640x480 PDA screen.

    Apparently it has already been chosen by Dell for a forthcoming Axim PDA.

    Rob.

    P.S. Intel have licensed the MBX from Imagination Technologies.
     
  2. Joe DeFuria

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    Hmmm...

    MBX as a stand-alone co-processor? I thought one of the selling points of MBX technology was more for direct integration into the CPU itself.
     
  3. Rob Evans

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    On the iii IMG board http://www.iii.co.uk/investment/detail?display=discussion&code=cotn:IMG.L&it=le Imagination have been quoted as saying

    "With regard to the usage of MBX I can confirm that MBX can, and is being, used in SoC designs or standalone chip designs used alongside a CPU."
     
  4. Joe DeFuria

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    Great, thanks!
     
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    Is MBX better than ATI's Imageon?
     
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    In terms of features supported, yes.
     
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    Actual it's better in every way except maybe power consumption...
     
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    No idea what the power consumption of Imageon actually is; if there is any data available about it, you could compare it with MBX Lite.
     
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    What's the power consumptions of MBX Lite?
     
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    from:

    http://www.convergencepromotions.com/ARM/catalog_04/212.htm
     
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    That's pretty good, 84mW for a 120MHz device.
     
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    For a 240x320 screen, this fillrate would allow 60fps, 8xFSAA, and 6x overdraw.
     
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    ROFL :lol:
     
  15. davepermen

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    my cellphone has a 240x320 screen....

    hm...... would be fun:D
     
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    Which cellphone is that? (240x320 is typical for pocketPC, but that makes a huge cellphone)
     
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    Keep in mind for Cell Phone power consuption is a BIG factor!
     
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