Arm launches new GPU and CPU designs

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Arm launches new GPU and CPU designs

British chip technology design firm Arm, owned by SoftBank Group has unveiled a set of  new technologies for graphics and central processing units, aimed at premium smartphones.

Among these are new Immortalis and Mali GPUs, which have boosted performance to handle triple anti-aliasing games rendering.

The Immortalis-G715 design, evolved from the existing Mali range, offers hardware-based ray tracing for light modelling in 3D scenes.

A new Arm Mali-G715 was also launched, with variable rate shading to deliver energy savings while providing a performance boost in games.

VRS will be available on all new Arm GPU designs, the company said.

Arm promises a 15 per cent performance improvement with the new designs, over the past generation of its GPU designs.

New Armv9 designs for CPUs with a 25 per cent performance improvement compared to the chips in current Android flagship phones, and 34 per cent speed bump for mainstream laptops, in single-threaded benchmark testing with the new Arm Cortex-X3 design.

The new Cortex-715 design shows a more modest 5 per cent performance increase, but its energy efficiency gain is 20 per cent.

The latest push to improve mobile chips comes as customers like Apple and Qualcomm are reducing their dependence on the British company.

Arm makes money by licensing its blueprints to chip companies like MediaTek who in turn use them to design chips for Android-based smartphones.



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