ARM introduces new chip: Cortex-A-12, Mali-T622



Computex 2013 has seen the introduction of a brilliant range of new devices into the world. Manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, accessories etc have had a chance to show their future endeavors in their new projects. One such company is chip maker, ARM. ARM is no stranger to all of us,especially if you love the hype that comes with new devices being introduced into the market.The question that most,will often be asked is,what processor, GPU does it have? (Depends on your circle of friends)

Enter ARMs’ new kid on the block, the Cortex-A-12 processor. First off it should be noted that it supports ARMs’ big.LITTLE processing technology with the Cortex-A7 processor. This big processor handles the more heavy tasks that you might engage in (running multiple apps,multitasking) while the little processor handles the less,well little day-to-day tasks (making calls,texting,taking a photo). If you’re a power user, this is important. ARM claims that the new Cortex A-12 brings a 40% performance boost over the Cortex-A9 architecture, while consuming the same amount of power.



The ARM actually isn’t designed for the smart-phones of tomorrow,but is designed to take over from the current aging Cortex-A9 architecture, and at the same time boosting performance. The Mali-T622 GPU is fully OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant, and supports Renderscript and Open CL APIs. ARM actually go ahead and claim that the Mali-T622 is “smallest full profile GPU Compute solution available for mobile devices”. Did someone say awesome gaming experience?

In addition to all this, ARM also introduced the Mali-v500 which is supposedly “energy-efficient”. It is said to reduce system bandwidth requirements “by more than 50 percent compared to currently available solutions” while being capable of “1080p/60 encode and decode to multiple cores supporting ultra-high definition 4K at a blistering 120 frames per second”. Sounds good and fast by my take. Devices sporting this type of hardware probably will be seen in mid-next year.