Intel’s upcoming Cedar Trail platform may use PowerVR graphics instead of Intel graphics. The folks at VR-Zone got their hands on a leaked slide which shows that the next-generation Intel Atom chips could use PowerVR SGX545 graphics with support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0.
The graphics core could run at clock speeds of 400 MHz or 640 MHz and offer 2D and 3D graphics acceleration with support for MPEG4, VC1, WMV9, and H.264 hardware video acceleration. The graphics core supports HDMI 1.3a and DisplayPort 1.1 output.
PowerVR SGX545 isn’t exactly bleeding edge, but it should provide better graphics performance than the current GMA 500 and GMA 600 graphics used in existing Atom chips.
As we saw the other day, it looks like Cedar Trail chips will be able to support up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Most Atom chips on the market right now top out at 2GB of RAM.
via UMPC Portal