We weren't allowed to take photos but we've just seen TI's OMAP 5 reference platform up and running Ice Cream Sandwich with full GPU acceleration enabled. The 28nm chip just came back from the fab earlier this month and it's already up and running. TI indicated that 28nm was very healthy. 

The high level specs of the SoC are awesome: two ARM Cortex A15s (3-wide OoO cores), 2MB L2 cache, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, and a dual-channel LPDDR2-533 (1066MHz data rate) memory interface. OMAP 5 also features integrated 3Gbps SATA and USB 3.0, although PCIe isn't supported. 

Target clocks for the A15s are up to 2GHz, although the chip is currently running at ~1GHz and SGX 544 at ~300MHz  since it just came back from the fab. 

The first devices based on OMAP 5 aren't expected to ship until early 2013, with some aggressive customers potentially shipping at the very end of this year. If Qualcomm gets Krait out on time, it looks like it'll have the majority of the 2012 market to itself with the real battle with TI taking place next year.

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  • Aries1470 - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Oh yes, and this link gives you a better overview of their OMAP products, of which you can choose the OMAP5 on the left ;-)

  • sprockkets - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    Anand's just reporting they did a live demo of it - nothing here states this is "new" as in just announced. Next, others have to take this and now develop a phone around it.
  • Aries1470 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 - link

    Well... just read the article, and look at the image.

    Image: OMAP5423
    Description: Vague - Does not state what chip it is, or neither that there are 2 varieties. In the end, anyone WITHOUT the knowledge or inclanation to research more about it, would think there is only one version.
    Problem: Described is the OMAP5430 - Image OMAP5432
    Major difference, MEMORY Controller - LPDDR2 of which is OMAP5430 DDR3/DDR3L is OMAP5432.

    Now, can you honestly tell me there is no problem with this article? I hope I have made my point clearer.

    Btw, have a look at the concept video over at T.I. Many things way before this years CES.... some from last year ;-) still gesture and pico projector, 3 screens etc.

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