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ARM Mali-T600 Mobile Graphics Processors, Faster than a Speeding PlayStation 3…

Silicon design house ARM isn’t content adding the smarts to most of the smartphones in the world, now they have announced a new family of graphics processor to add to their silicon portfolio. ARM would like to introduce you to the Mali-T600 mobile graphics processors.

Three new members of the T600 family of products have been introduced to the world, the Mali-T624 with 4 cores, Mali-T628 with 8 cores and the Mali-T678 with 8 cores optimized for Tablets. The T600 chips are based on a brand new architecture named the Midgard architecture, rebuilt from the ground up ARM is proving that people will use as much power as they are supplied.

Currently the most powerful smartphone the Samsung Galaxy SIII uses a slightly overclocked Mali 400 GPU, the T678 should be close to 4 times faster. Able to drive screen resolutions up to 4k2k while providing console class gaming these chips are not only destined to travel but may also find a place in our living room, driving big screen TV’s.

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The X-Box 720 Rumour Mill. Windows and Direct X Coming To a Console Near You…

As the new year gets underway the rumour mills have started to grind their gears and crank up the noise once again. The rumour mills attention at the moment seems to be focused on the next generation X-Box 720, code name Loop.

The latest round of rumours surrounding the X-Box 720 raise some rather interesting questions about what Microsoft has up its sleeve for its X-Box 720. Will the next gen console be using the Radeon HD 6670 graphics card, a last generation low-end graphics card?

Also tales of an X-Box Tablet seem to be rolled into this latest batch of buzz. After a heated debate here at Highpants we have concluded that there is no possible way that the next generation top-end X-Box will use a graphics processor that is no step up from the current generation. The rumour contends that the 6670 is 6 times more powerful that the current graphics processor in the X-Box 360, not even close to the truth. So where does the truth lie and what does Microsoft have install for the console world?

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