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. MediaTek designed the Helio X20 for high-end smartphones. The chip features two ARM Cortex A72 cores at 2.5 GHz, four Cortex A53 cores at 2.0 GHz, and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.4 GHz. MediaTek claims its CorePilot 3.0 scheduling algorithm sends tasks to the proper bank of cores to balance performance needs with power efficiency. For example, the Cortex A72s will be tasked with extreme performance calculations, while the middle bank of Cortex A53s will handle medium loads, and the low bank of Cortex A53s will handle light activities. MediaTek says the Helio X20 is more power efficient and doesn't run as hot as comparable dual-cluster designs. The Helio X20 is paired with ARM's Mali T880 GPU and a cellular baseband for integrated LTE 4G. The Helio X20 will be sampling by the third quarter and MediaTek expects to see it in flagship designs by the end of the year.
ARM Reveals DynamIQ Processor Design with AI In Mind
Mar 21, 2017
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
Feb 27, 2018
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
ARM's Cortex A75 and A55 Processor Cores Target AI
May 30, 2017
ARM recently announced the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processor cores, the first to support its DynamIQ technology. ARM first revealed DynamIQ earlier this year, an advancement of its big.LITTLE technology that allows paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements at hand.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Qualcomm Updates the Snapdragon 600 and 400 Series
Jun 26, 2018
Qualcomm today announced three new Snapdragon processors, one in the 600 series and two in the 400 series. All three systems-on-a-chip make strides in efficiency, performance, and battery life, while also introducing advanced modem features and artificial intelligence.