Auf dem MWC 2011 in Barcelona hat Qualcomm uns die neue Prozessor Generation gezeigt, doch das war nicht alles. Denn es wurde auch über die GPU gesprochen, genauer gesagt über die Adreno 220 GPU, welche mit Nvidia’s Tegra2 konkurrieren soll. Nun ja, man kann natürlich jetzt vieles erzählen, bis jetzt gibt es noch keinen Vergleich zwischen den beiden GPU’s und deshalb müssen wir abwarten bis wir die Adreno 220 in neuen HTC Smartphones vorfinden werden.
Qualcomm will uns aber schon einen kleinen Einblick geben und hat dafür ein Demo Video veröffentlicht, in dem das Spiel Desert Winds zu sehen ist. Guckt euch das Video an, denn diese Grafikleistung können wir von zukünftigen HTC Smartphones oder Tablets erwarten.
Qualcomm hat noch dazu geschrieben, dass bereits über 100 Spiele für die Adreno 220 GPU optimiert worden sind. Am 1. März hat Qualcomm in einer Pressemitteilung eine Zusammenarbeit mit Gameloft angekündigt. Das ist wohl ein strategischer Zug, damit man es mit Nvidia’s Tegra2 aufnehmen kann. Aus der Pressemitteilung können wir entnehmen, dass Gameloft die eigenen Spiele auch für die MSM8x55 und MSM8x60 Prozessoren besser optimieren wird, welche in den Geräten HTC Flyer, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S und HTC Incredible S zum Einsatz kommen.
[spoiler]SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 – Qualcomm Incorporated today announced it has signed an agreement with Gameloft, an industry leader in developing and publishing digital and online video games, to deliver an enhanced mobile gaming experience for top Gameloft game titles, such as “SpiderMan Total Mayhem HD,” “Real Football 2011 HD,” “GT Racing: Motor Academy HD” and “Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus.” As an industry leader in mobile processors for tablets and smartphones, Qualcomm has collaborated with Gameloft to optimize Gameloft’s premier HD mobile games for Qualcomm’s current and future generation Snapdragon(R) processors, such as the MSM(R)8×55 and dual-core MSM8×60.
Gameloft has successfully worked with Qualcomm to leverage the Adreno(R) GPU for games such as “Assassin’s Creed Altair’s Chronicles.” With this new agreement, Qualcomm and Gameloft will look to expand this relationship across the growing Snapdragon family of processors to optimize Gameloft’s premier games for Android-based devices, starting with the above mentioned four titles and potentially expanding to others over the course of the year. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon dual-core CPU processors include two asynchronous CPU cores that will run at up to 1.5 GHz per core, embedded Adreno 220 GPU and advanced multimedia capabilities, including a high performance DSP for Dolby5.1, SRS and other surround sound technologies, Adobe(R) Flash 10 hardware acceleration, video accelerators for full HD 1080p encode and decode and support to display the games on large screen TVs using standards interfaces such as HDMI.
“We are pleased to be working closely with Gameloft to pre-optimize their impressive portfolio of mobile games for Snapdragon processors,” said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm. “The combination of Snapdragon’s dynamic Adreno GPU technology along with the game development expertise of Gameloft will bring some of the most exciting game franchises to tablets and smartphones this year.”
“We are happy to work with Qualcomm to bring a great gaming experience to tablets and smartphones powered by Snapdragon processors,” said Baudouin Corman, vice president of Gameloft Publishing Americas. “These powerful devices also will help enable the development of immersive games such as ‘Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD,’ ‘N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance’ and others. Gameloft is committed to delivering the best HD games to the Android platform and we are pleased to work with Qualcomm to take it to the next level.”
For more information about the Snapdragon family of processors and Adreno GPU, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon.
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Gameloft is the worldwide leader in developing and publishing downloadable video games. The company designs games for smartphones and other mobile devices, for which the number of units should exceed four billion in 2012. Gameloft has locations on all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and has its own production studios with over 3,500 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of its current and future generation Snapdragon processors, such as the MSM8×55 and dual-core MSM8×60dual-core on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which the Snapdragon platform is adopted, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2010, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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