ARM outs new Mali-T658 GPU

Nov 10, 2011
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ARM outs new Mali-T658 GPU

ARM is huge in the mobile world with its chips powering the majority of smartphones and other devices on the market today. The reason ARM has been so successful is that its designs are very power efficient and they offer good performance as well. ARM has announced a new GPU that will find its way into future mobile devices and Smart TVs. The new GPU is the Mali-T658.

The new GPU is a Midgard Architecture-based GPU that is for high performance devices. ARM claims that the new GPU has ten times the graphics performance of the Mali-400 GPU that is in a bunch of tech products today. The GPU also has four times the GPU computer performance of the Mali-T604. ARM says that compute performance makes the GPU appropriate for computational photographic, image processing, and augmented reality.

ARM says that its leading partners are planning to support the new GPU including Fujitsu Semi, LG Electronics, Samsung, and others. The GPU will also find its way into car infotainment systems and other devices. The GPU is designed to work with ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors. The new GPU can be scaled up to eight cores.


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