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 10:03:07 AM
This is what is breathing down ARM's neck...
What ARM should be worried about isnt the "next" chip, or the one after that, its the yearly refresh. Just ask AMD how fun it is to compete with Intel when they are focused on a specific market.
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