The new line of GPUs will offer a 50% boost in performance compared to first generation Mali-T600 products
UK-based chip licensor ARM has introduced its second generation of Mali-T600 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) which will enhance user experience in tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs.
The new line of GPUs include: Mali-T624, Mali-T628 and Mali-T678 processors, which are based on the Mali Midgard architecture.
ARM claims, the second generation of the Mali-T600 Series GPUs will offer a 50% performance boost compared to first generation Mali-T600 products.
The new GPUs also features Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC), a technique which optimises GPU performance and increases battery life in devices.
ARM Mali-T624 and Mali-T628 products are designed to power graphics and GPU compute in smartphones and smart-TVs, while the Mali-T678 is designed for tablet market.
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.
ARM Mali-T678 GPU offers a four-fold increase in the GPU compute performance when compared with the Mali-T624 GPU through features such as increased ALU support.
It also offers energy-efficient high-end visual computing applications, such as computational photography, multi perspective views and augmented reality.
The three GPUs are designed to support the following APIs: OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.0, DirectX 11 FL 9_3, DirectX 11, OpenCL 1.1 Full Profile and Google Renderscript compute.