ARM Reveals Its Next Generation Mobile Graphics Chips Designs

ARM Processors

ARM today revealed their next genration integrated media IP designed to efficiently deliver rich visual content. This highly configurable and scalable IP suite will enable ARM partners to develop diverse media SoCs. The new chip designs include Mali-V550 video accelerator, the Mali-DP550 display processor and the Mali-T800 GPU family.

In a performance and energy-efficiency comparison using the same configuration and process node:

  • The Mali-T820 GPU is optimized for entry-level products, achieving up to 40 percent more performance density compared to the Mali-T622 GPU
  • The Mali-T830 GPU strikes the perfect balance of performance and efficiency, delivering up to 55 percent more performance than the Mali-T622 GPU
  • The Mali-T860 GPU is for the most demanding consumers who want a great visual experience on their mobile device, providing high performance and 45 percent more energy-efficiency compared to the Mali-T628 GPU
  • The ARM Mali-T800 GPU family supports the latest APIs including OpenGL, ES 3.1, DirectX: 11, OpenCL and RenderScript and includes advanced features such as lossless compression with AFBC and Smart Composition for input bandwidth reduction. The Mali-T820 and Mali-T830 offer up to four shader cores, scaling to 16 shader cores in the Mali-T860.

The Mali-V550 display processor can scale to 1080p/60fps on a single core and up to 4k120 on eight cores. It also offers multiple stream support for simultaneous encode and decode. It features a new technology called Motion Search Elimination, an energy saving feature that dynamically turns motion search on or off in the video encoder.

Consumer devices based on this new graphics designs are expected to appear in late 2015 and early 2016.

Read the full press release here.



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