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Can the Evo's GPU be better?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by palmgoog, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. palmgoog

    palmgoog Well-Known Member
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    I've heard about overclocking the Evo's processor but I was wondering if there is any way to increase GPU performance?
     

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  2. DarkNeo

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    I was under the impression that the CPU/GPU were one chip?
     
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Ja wohl, you betcha.

    The EVO uses a Snapdragon 8650 -

    Snapdragon 8650=Scorpion Core plus (AMD Z430 GPU plus 600 MHz DSP)

    All of these multimedia super phones (Evo, Nexus One, Droid X, etc, etc, etc) use a technology called System on a Chip (SoC) - NONE of them have a separate GPU.

    The CPU, GPU/DSP (for handling graphics, video, you name it), glue logic, it's all on ONE chip, in one package.


    All CPU/Math/GPU/DSP combos - even if packaged separately - must be synchronized - inter-processor communication isn't "say, if you have a chance" - outputs from one component must immediately be latched up (captured) by the target chip - a common time base is required.

    I dunno - maybe it's helpful to see inside and look at your phone's motherboard - here you go:

    HTC Evo 4G Teardown - Page 2 - iFixit

    Ask if questions - happy to help.
     
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