ARM rolls-out second generation of Mali-T600 GPUs

Telecom Lead India: ARM, a technology provider for
networking, imaging, automotive, security and storage devices, has launched the
second generation of the ARM Mali-T600 Series graphics processing units

The company claims that the second generation of the
Mali-T600 Series provides an improved user experience for tablets, smartphones
and smart-TVs.


The latest Mali-T600 Series is based on the Mali Midgard
architecture and comprises the Mali-T624, Mali-T628 and Mali-T678.


The company further claims that all these graphics
processing units are tuned to provide optimal performance and energy-efficiency
for different end devices.


The Mali-T624 and Mali-T628 products provide graphics and
GPU compute to smartphones and smart-TVs, while the Mali-T678 has been
optimized to address the demands of the rapidly growing tablet market.


 Pete Hutton, general manager of Media Processing
Division at ARM said that people expect higher standards of visual
computing on their smartphones, tablets and smart. And, ARM’s GPU compute
enables this as it increases the range of functions mobile devices can perform
within the available battery life.


The latest Mali-T600 Series features texture compression
technique also known as Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC), which
optimizes GPU performance and increases battery life in devices.


The Mali-T624 GPU offers scalability from one to four
cores, whilst the Mali-T628 from one to eight cores provides up to twice the
graphics and GPU compute performance of the Mali-T624.


The ARM Mali-T678 GPU offers the highest GPU compute
performance available in the Mali-T600 Series of products, delivering a
four-fold increase when compared with the Mali-T624 GPU through features such
as increased ALU support.


Speaking on the launch, Mitsugu Naito, executive VP of IP
and Technology Development Unit at Fujitsu Semiconductor said the newly
announced Mali-T600 series is essential for graphic performance improvement,
and also for the future strategy of GPU Computing.


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running on connected devices.


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