Next Gen Nokia ?

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices and SoCs' started by Kristof, May 18, 2005.

  1. Kristof

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    Can we assume Nokia are using MBX for these screen shots - OMAP 2420 perhaps?
     
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    Dunno, no comment, <shrug>, etc...

    Just because I post something it does not necessarily mean something cough Rob-Evans cough... just posted it since it had not yet shown up and its related to Handheld 3D.

    K-
     
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    Yes but also a nice picture in the London Evening standard of a Nokia flip phone with the same image.
     
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    it was about freakin' time. happen to have any more mbx-unrelated nokia-originated material?
     
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    LOL!! Fair enough!

    However, that video certainly doesn't look like software 3D to me, and since Nokia series 60 use TI OMAP processors, I don't think it is a massive leap to conclude that the video came from an OMAP2420 (with MBX+VGP).

    I'd be interested to hear any altenative explanation.

    Rob.
     
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    Happy hunting :lol:
     
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    What kind of benchmarking has Futuremark done with MBX besides this demo?
     
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    Ok - credit to illogig on iii

    From http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1817518,00.asp

    Now tell me that they aren't referring to the OMAP2420! :D

    Rob.
     
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    Nokia announced an announcement then?

    I'm rather hoping Nokia is using an unnanounced OMAP 2 chip with a higher clocked MBX. OMAP 2420's 330MHz ARM11 + 220MHz DSP + 50MHz MBX/VGP seems a little VPU light for a gaming platform, as TI have (allegedly) shown MBX at 200MHz on (afaik) the same 90nm process.

    Anyway, cute demo, and seems to compare favourably to PSP in terms of performance. Now, if Nokia can get the ergonomics, screen, battery life right, maybe they can stop people laughing at them.
     
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    Image quality looked high.

    MBX should help with the battery life part, at least. It seems like Nokia might be making the next generation N-Gage into a platform to be used across multiple models of their phones as opposed to a particular game machine like before.
     
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    So it's official then?

    Ngage 2 MBX powered!

    Hopefully they use the 200Mhz version of 2420 that they showed at ISSCC.
     
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    Did they actually show anything @200MHz or are the cores in question just being worked on currently in the fab?
     
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    Nothing comes for free in 3D (Kristof Beets(tm))

    Nothing coming from a company representative is a coincidence (AiL(tm))

    *snicker* :lol:
     
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    nothing is official until you have it in your hand. (PoorBastard's soul that has been f*cked up by too much hype forehand(tm.))


    until there's press release in Nokia / PowerVR / Texas Instruments -site, I'd say it is most likely to have MBX. (but that's still quite far from being official.)
     
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    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20500&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
     
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    They need to have a landscape view model out at release ... it would be a shame if they dug themselves into the vertical screen hole of suckiness with this platform. If such a model isnt out at release then for reasons of compatibility it would seem unlikely to happen after the fact.

    Listen to that concept artist Nokia!
     
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