ARM announces energy-efficient 64-bit Cortex-A50 processors

Oct 30, 2012
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ARM announces energy-efficient 64-bit Cortex-A50 processors

ARM has announced its new Cortex A-50 Series, a line of energy-efficient 64-bit processors. According to the press release, the Cortex A-50 Series is the world's most energy efficient 64-bit processors "set to drive the next era in mobile and enterprise." The series is comprised of two processors: the A57 and the A53.

First up is the Cortex-A53 processor, which is "the most efficient ARM application processor ever." Says the press release, the A53 can run a high-end smartphone using only a quarter of what is used by current offerings. The processor is optimized for throughput processing, and is only 25% the size of "mainstream superphone CPUs," making it positively tiny.

The Cortex-A57 processor is "optimized for high performance," offering three times the performance of current offerings. This CPU is ARM's most advanced and highest single-thread performance processor. According to the press release, the A57 offers "performance comparable to a legacy PC" whilst only sipping power, providing a combination of energy-efficiency and cost effectiveness to meet the needs of both consumer and enterprise users.

According to ARM, this series will provide the market with a means to push the base level of power for mobile devices upwards, with today's high-end smartphones becoming tomorrow's entry-level devices. Currently, we can expect to see the Cortex-A50 Series pop up in 2014. Check out the video above for more info.


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