Arm’s new Cortex CPUs and Mali GPUs will give 2022 Android flagships a substantial performance boost

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British chip designer Arm, which licenses its chip core architecture to companies that manufacture chips, today announced new CPUs based on the Armv9 architecture unveiled in March as well as GPUs to go with them.

Arm’s new CPU cores: Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510

First up we have the arm Cortex-X2 CPU, which succeeds last year’s Cortex-X1 treatment cores. X1 was part of the Cortex-X Custom Program, which aims to help companies create differentiated and customized products for their specific use cases and takes a performance-first approach instead of pursuing a balance between performance, power and area (PPA). ) – limitations that somewhat limit the Cortex-A nuclei.

The company claims that the Cortex-X2 delivers a performance boost of 16 percent over the X1.

Next up is the company’s first Armv9 “big” CPU, the Cortex-A710. The mid-tier CPU promises 10 percent better performance and 30 percent improved efficiency compared to the Cortex-A78.

Arm has finally launched a new “LITTLE” high-efficiency core, the Cortex-A510, which delivers 35 percent faster performance than the A55 unveiled four years ago. The semiconductor company claims that it is as good as older “large” cores, making it ideal for affordable smartphones and portable devices.

The large.LITTLE processor architecture allows smartphones to perform high-intensity, low-intensity tasks efficiently. The “large” A-cores provide higher performance within the thermal design limits, and the LITTLE cores are for performing background tasks without using much power.
New v9-based chips with a tri-cluster CPU configuration equivalent Samsung Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (one Cortex-X2 core + three Cortex-A710 cores + four Cortex-A510 cores) should be approx. 30 percent faster than current the most efficient Android flagships.

Arms new Mali GPUs

The Mali-G710 is the company’s latest flagship GPU. It’s 20 percent faster and 20 percent more energy efficient than the previous generation and is intended for premium smartphones and Chromebooks. It is accompanied by a cheaper but similar GPU called the Mali-G610. Then we have the Mali-G510, which is intended for mid-range phones and offers a speed increase of 100 percent and 22 percent efficiency gains.

The company has also introduced the Mali-G510 graphics core, bringing the Valhall architecture to entry-level phones and wearables.
We can expect to see the first crop of Android smartphones and other chip products based on Arm’s new design early next year.

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