Monday, November 24, 2008

Stronger sibling

A while back in a post about the iPod Touch and the iPhone, I assumed that the innards of all the units were identical, sans some input controls, speakers and radio/bluetooth. Today I learned that the newest iPod Touch actually has the fastest CPU of all of its siblings, including the latest iPhone 3G. The second gen iPod Touch touts a 532 MHz CPU versus the 412 MHz CPU's installed in the other units.

While I'm kinda bummed that my 3G iPhone doesn't have the faster CPU - I'd bet that battery power was an issue, so I'm (kinda) cool with that.

What's more interesting is that as a gaming platform, the faster Touch can render roughly DOUBLE the number of polygons than the slower CPU powered devices.


Interesting, eh?

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