ARM Intros Cortex-A17 Platform for Mid-Range Devices
ARM today announced a new integrated processor platform for smartphones targeting the middle of the market. The platform is based on the ARM Cortex-A17 processor, which ARM says marks a 60% performance improvement over the Cortex-A9, and supports ARM's big.LITTLE architecture for power efficiency gains. The A17 processor is matched with ARM's Mali-T720 GPU for graphics performance and the ARM Mali-V500 video processor for powering 4K high-resolution displays. ARM says this new system-on-a-chip will be sampling late this year and should reach consumer devices by 2015.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
ARM Intros Cortex and Mali Chips for Virtual Reality
ARM today announced the Cortex A73 processor core and the Mali G71 GPU, which will bring dramatic gaming and virtual reality improvements to next year's high-end smartphones. ARM says the A73 delivers 30% more sustained power when compared to the A72, in addition to 30% more power efficiency.
ARM's Cortex A35 Chip Promises Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for high-volume smartphones and embedded devices. The Cortex A35 is a 64-bit application processor that uses ARM's v8-A architecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
ARM Announces Cortex A72 for 2016's Smartphones
ARM today show off the Cortex A72, a new processor core for smartphones and tablets that delivers big gains in efficiency while still offering plenty of computing power. The company claims it reduces power consumption by 75%, but increases performance by a factor of three in smartphones.