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Texas Instruments aims to get into ultrathin laptops

Posted on Friday, October 07 2011 @ 20:55:53 CEST by

FUD Zilla reports TI aims to get its OMAP processors into tablets and ultrathin laptops:
When it comes to Texas Instruments, OMAP 4 can run Windows 8, this has been demonstrated at CES 2011 and there is absolutely no question that OMAP 5 with 2+2 processor cores will do it even faster. OMAP 4 4430 is 45nm chip that runs at 1.0GHz. The soon to ship, OMAP 4460 works at 2x1.5GHz and it is rumoured it will appear in the Google Nexus. However OMAP 4470, the latest part to start sampling, works at two times 1.8GHz, again at 45nm, not at 40nm some other competitors chase.

OMAP 4 4470 should launch and ship in devices in first half of 2012, well before Windows 8 comes to market. OMAP 5 on the other hand is a 28nm chip that can run at up to 2GHz, which should be enough for some nice computing on Windows 8. For example, Sapphire’s Edge HD2 runs Windows 8 developers preview just fine and this nettop is based on Atom D525 dual core at 1.8GHz. Of course, we are talking about different architectures, but we believe upcoming ARM parts will have no trouble with Windows 8.



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