Marvell ads powerful GPU to their Armada ARM processor range

vivantelogo Marvell recently announced a new range of ARM processors, the Armada 100, Armada 500, Armada 600 and Armada 1000, which topped out at 1.2 Ghz.

The company has now announced they will be pairing these processors with Vivante’s GC-Series Graphics Processing Units to enable high performance, including managing 1080p HD resolutions.

Marvell said their ARMADA processors will be power efficient as they were built on the new 55 nanometer process. Vivante’s GPU technology now combined with Marvell’s CPU power will enable PC-class performance and quality at HD 1080p for applications like Adobe Flash technology, Microsoft Silverlight, Blu-ray functionality and engaging 3D games across a wide variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile. The GPU delivers low-power, high-performance graphics conformant with the DirectFB, OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG 1.1 API standards.

Vivante expects to see its GPU incorporated in devices by early 2010.

Marvell has also recently announced support for Wi-Fi direct standard.

Below is the specs of their highest-end version.

65nm LP65nm G+
Synthesis Gate Count (ND2D1 gates)451 K451 K
Memory Bits10 KB10 KB
Synthesis Area (std. cells + memory)0.91 mm20.91 mm2
Silicon Area1.22 mm21.22 mm2
Clock Frequency in Silicon300 MHz450 MHz
Active Power29 mW37 mW
Leakage Power0.02 mW0.17 mW
Pixel Rate, Textured300 M pix/s450 M pix/s

Read more at Vivante here.

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