iphone vs android graphic card

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iphone vs android graphic card

Postby pedroteixeira07 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:02 pm


Can anyone tell me which graphic card Iphone 3GS uses and the HTC Magic Android?

Is it possible to know also the frame rate of both this devices?

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Postby zorro » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:52 pm

The Magic uses a Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 MHz processor, witch can handle OpenGL ES 1.1 pretty well. It's the same processor as in T-Mobile G1, HTC Hero, Samsung Galaxy. The iPhone and iPhone 3G have an ARM 11 412 MHz and a PowerVR MBX-Lite graphics. The graphic power of G1/Magic/Hero is very similar with the graphic power of iPhone/iPhone 3G, although on the iPhone the games run a little smoother because they are not programmed in Java.

The iPhone 3GS on the other hand has a new processor ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, coupled with a new graphic chip PowerVR SGX. The new graphic chip supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and that is a big difference because it brings shader support, something similar with console/PC game quality graphics.

So for now the iPhone 3GS is the most powerful gaming phone. The Android platform right now does not have a phone with OpenGL ES 2.0, but it will arrive for sure in the near future.
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