Galaxy S IV to feature same GPU technology used in iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S IV GPU

While there hasn’t yet been a formal teardown of Samsung’s (005930) upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone yet, we can now confirm what technology it will use for its graphics processor. AppleInsider points us to a blog post from graphics chip vendor Imagination that claims the Galaxy S IV will feature its own PowerVR SGX544 GPU that the company says “can be implemented as a high-performance 4-pipeline single core or in various multiprocessor (MP) configurations of between 2 and 16 cores (8 to 64 pipelines).” As AppleInsider notes, Samsung’s use of Imagination’s GPU marks a transition away from ARM-based graphics and toward “the same graphics tech featured in Apple’s (AAPL) iPhones and iPads.” Or put another way, Imagination’s future seems to be pretty bright now that it counts both Apple and Samsung as its clients.

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