ARM Reveals Cortex A12 With Malli T600 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.0 for Mid-Range Mobile
June 3, 2013 11:19 AM
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Release fills the gap between A9 and A15
While many high-end smartphones and tablets may
soon be getting
ARM Cortex-A15 MPCORE processors
, ARM Holdings Plc (
a mid-range target solution, the Cortex-A12.
The new CPU core design is meant to deliver a 40 percent performance bump over Cortex-A9 (released in 2008) designs. It also includes an
, the Mali-T622, which packs support for the Mali-V500 video engine and OpenGL ES 3.0 standard.
Devices with Cortex-A12 cores are expected to ship by mid-2014.
ARM's chief marketing officer Ian Drew comments:
Mobile users expect a range of devices at different price points and for a mid-range mobile experience to include some high end mobile features. With a billion smartphones predicted to ship in 2013 and tablets projected to out-ship notebook PCs, device-makers can now provide quality, high-performance mobile products with the features that matter the most, at a range of price points. The market is evolving at an amazing rate and there is now a choice of solutions for semiconductor companies and for mobile device-makers. Our suite of optimized IP expands the choice for the mid-range mobile market.
Targeting the 28-nm node (versus a 40 nm target for Cortex-A9), a Cortex-A12 die is expected to be 30 percent smaller than a Cortex-A9. The new design, which supports four cores in its default configuration, will include ARM's big.LITTLE power-saving technology and new virtualization features.
currently in a dogfight
with Intel Corp. (
), the world's largest personal computer and server chipmaker. Sensing a shift towards mobile -- a space currently ruled by ARM -- Intel is
stepping up efforts
for its Atom processor to compete with ARM chips in power and price, driven by industry-leading process technologies. ARM, however, is fighting back looking to leverage advantages of its mobile-centric architecture to keep its x86 rival at bay.
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6/4/2013 9:58:14 AM
That is correct. If you were an ARM manufacturer, you dont want Intel joining the fight, and they just did. Next year, Intel has a viable chip. After that? Who knows. They have a process advantage (will be on 14nm when the rest of the ARM world is on 20nm. They have money, manufacturing capabilities and engineering talent that far out-do anyone else on Earth.
Yes, ARM had better hurry. It's not a 1 year race, its a long term thing and Intel isnt someone you want to go up against in that long fight.
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