1080p HD TV on mobile phones, what is the point? Human eye sees no difference
A brand new GPU may revolutionise mobile TV which some of you might find interesting, personally I beg to dither on this news.
ARM are apparently promising to deliver 1080p HD TV on mobile phones, this means that a new graphics processing unit (GPU) may in fact see 1080p high definition (HD) TV brought to mobile devices, including our beloved mobile phones. Let me go into some details which we found via the source shown below, the Multi-core Mali-400 MP from ARM has a single vertex processor capable of an awesome 30 million triangles a second. This means that it is way beyond any requirements of any gaming console, is it not? The new GPU can apparently hold between one and four fragment processors, this means with four it will fill more than a staggering billion pixels a second, which is more than enough to deliver 1080p.
A spokesperson for ARM said “We are still trying to work through this but in terms of IP (i.e. chip design) vendors, and perhaps also GPU [silicon] vendors; we think we are the only people to offer full OpenGL ES 1.0 1080p for HD TV”
These products using the Mali-400 GPU may start to show up sometime on the market by 2010.
Now here is a thought, some of you may agree with me on this. Do you think it is pointless in having 1080p HD TV on mobile phones seeing as the human eye will not see a difference on such a small screen, it is hard enough seeing the difference between 720p and 1080p on a TV let alone mobile phones?
Please let us know what you think on this one.