ARM Unveils Mali-T600 2nd Generation
Soon after Samsung released the Galaxy S3, the smartphone was given complete benchmark treatment and to no surprise, the Exynos 4412 processor and enhanced Mali-400 GPU delivered some impressive result. But it appears, ARM is yet to reveal what its mobile graphics solutions are capable of.
ARM recently announced three GPU models based on the Mali-T600 2nd generation. First up is the Mali-T624 with 4 core, which is meant for smartphones, followed by Mali-T628 (8-core) for smart TVs and Mali-T678 (8 core) for tablets. These new GPUs are promised to offer 50 percent performance boost over the first generation of Mali-T600, while retaining the same power efficiency and physical footprint. ARM integrates a new graphics compression technology called ASTC (Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression) to its new GPUs. ATSC allows developers to use latest texture compression methods within the app and choose optimal bit rate and format for each use case. The new GPUs should make developers’ life easier and lessen the processing capacity an application needs in order to run properly.