ARM's new GPU design aims to improve performance tenfold

By Leeky · 7 replies
Nov 10, 2011
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  1. ARM has released a press statement today announcing that its upcoming Mali-T658 GPU chip is set to offer up to ten times the performance of the current Mali-400 MP, which…

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  2. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 287   +10

    I was fairly certain the GPU performance crown belonged to Apple's A5 SoC... or the Tegra 3 (there are some benchmarks on the net).
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Two years makes a big difference. This is the same timeframe as Logan (Tegra 5), which is planned for release in 2013 and is alegedly 50 times faster than Tegra 2 or 10 times faster than Tegra 3.

    When this hits the market, I don't think it will be very competitive (assuming both company's predictions are acurate).
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Imagine if Nvidia or ATI made that claim about their next GPU.
  5. @Apple's A5 SoC

    (From Wiki -

    The A5 contains a rendition of a chip based upon the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU with NEON SIMD accelerator and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.
  6. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    AMD told the press their bulldozer is crazy fast

    Except they forgot to mention you need nuclear cooling in-order to power it fast enough.

    But i dont think the radiation and heat is worth it.
  7. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Wait... someone please link me to the comparison on the current mobile GPUs... was Mali-400 MP really considered more performant (silently) than Tegra 2, or was that statement about performance correct in the line of ARM designs?

    And remember PS3 GPU is of raw Nvidia 7000+ series gen. it is reasonable to think that moble GPU will reach this or surpass it by 2013-14 for the screen resolutions supported. Under the same strain probably will not push much more than 720 high fadelity content... and will be a battery muncher regardless of the GPU manufacturer...
  8. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    He said GPU...

    Anyway, I'm also kind of confused as to why AMD or Nvidia make every new graphics generation 1.5 to 2 times faster than the previous one, while ARM and PowerVR claim anything from 10 to 50 times more speed (in every generation for the past few years)?

    I think it's some sort of marketing gimmick. Perhaps their calculations are based on some huge hypothetical SoC with 24 cores and over 10W in TDP :D

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