ARM Mali-T658 GPU Announced; Promises 10x Leap in Graphical Performance [Video]

November 10, 2011, By Leo Xavier

ARM has unveiled their next-gen GPU, the Mali-T658, which promises better graphical performance than the Mali-T400 and the still-in-production Mali-T604. The new graphics core, which uses the company’s Midgard architecture, has been designed for mobile applications, working in conjunction with Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors.

As you might already know, the performance of the Mali-T400 in the Samsung Galaxy S II is cool. But the new GPU is a whole lot better.

The Mali-T658 offers ten times the compute power of the Mali-T400 and four times the processing power of Mali-T604.


According to ARM senior product manager Steve Steele, “On the compute side, Mali-T658 provides four times the processing power of Mali-T604 – that’s hundreds of GFLOPS on a mobile GPU”.

The ARM Mali-T658, which is an up-to-eight-core design, doubles the number of GPU cores and arithmetic pipelines within each core and it improves the compiler and pipeline efficiency.

The company hasn’t given out any hints regarding specific products that will take advantage of the new GPU’s performance enhancements. But we do know that the company has listed Samsung, Fujitsu and LG as partners.

So, what are your thoughts about the new chip? Do you think it will do better against the likes of Qualcomm and PowerVR, and Nvidia?

Check out the video and you can place your comments below.

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