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ARM Introduces 2nd Generation Mali T600 Graphics

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    ARM introduces 2nd generation Mali T600 graphics - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "Chip designer ARM is updating its Mali T600 graphics processing unit with three new designs aimed at smartphones, television sets, and tablets.

    These next-generation Mali T600 series chip designs feature energy efficiency improvements over current designs, while offering a 50 percent performance boost over earlier Mali T600 designs such as the Mali T604 and Mali T658 (neither of which are shipping in any products that I'm aware of yet).

    Here's an overview of the new designs:


    Mali T624: 1-4 processor cores, aimed at smartphones or smart televisions
    Mali T628: Up to 8 processor cores, designed for phones or TVs
    Mali T678: Highest performance Mali T600 chip, with up to 4 times the performance of the T624, aimed at tablets
    All three new chips also feature support for ARM's new Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression codec.


    Chip makers can license the new graphics technology for use in upcoming ARM-based processors.


    While it could be a little while before we see phones, tablets, or TVs shipping with next-generation Mali T600 series graphics, chip makers including Samsung, Rockchip, and MediaTek all had nice things to say about the platform in ARM's press release. So I wouldn't be surprised to see those companies release products featuring the next-gen graphics technology eventually."
     
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    ARM announces next-gen Mali mobile GPUs (click for full article)

    "When you read about ARM products, it's usually the processor in a phone or tablet. Everyone is concerned with how many processing cores a chip has and what the clock speed is, but without an integrated GPU, these chips aren't worth a thing. ARM has a stake in many aspects of mobile hardware, graphics included. The company has just announced its lineup of next-generation mobile graphics chips, the Mali T624, T628 and T678.


    All three of these chips are built on ARM's Midgard graphics architecture, and support scalable applications and GPU computing. The new T600 series supports OpenCL Full Profile, Google RenderScript, and 64-bit double precision, making them uniquely suited to pair with upcoming Cortex-A15 processing cores.


    The T624 is a dual-core chip, while the T628 and T678 are both quad-core. The T678 also doubles the performance of the T628 despite having the same number of cores. The reason for this is that the T678 is designed for use in tablets, and has more powerful (and power-hungry) shader cores.


    The Snapdragons, OMAPs, and Tegras you've heard of are not single chips, but rather a system-on-a-chip (SoC). These platforms have different components based on manufacturer preferences, but you will always find an ARM-compatible processor, and a GPU. ARM's older Mali 400 graphics unit was featured most prominently in the Exynos chip running many Samsung devices.


    Unless you're a hardware engineer at a large OEM, you won't be playing with the new Mali GPUs for a while. The older generation of T600 Mali parts are just about to reach consumer devices this fall. These new chips likely won't be in devices you can buy until mid to late-2013."
     
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