If you’re still up in the air about Apple’s thoughts about gaming on the iPad and iPhone, this latest rumor will clear a couple of things up for you. The newest iOS devices could be getting a pretty big boost in the GPU department this time around.
Rumors on the ‘street’ this morning indicate that Apple could be looking to include the OpenCL capable SGX543 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 5.
The basis for the rumor is a couple of hints in the latest iOS 4.3 beta that point to some future upgrades. In this particular case, Apple’s included drivers for the GPU. AppleInsider seems to think that we’ll see two SGX543 cores in the new devices, which would effectively increase the GPU power by 4x the current capacity.