Arm announced its latest high-end mobile chip design, cortex-a78 CPU and mali-g78 GPU, which will be used for the next generation of flagship smartphones in 2021 and later.Arm doesn't usually appear in the specs for new smartphones or tablets, but it's a crucial company for the digital industry. It provides the design used by chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Huawei and Samsung to create system level chips, powering almost all mobile phones and tablets - as well as an increasing number of laptops, such as surface pro X.
ARM representation, Cortex-A78CPU kernel design
Arm said that such performance can make 5g communication more efficient under high energy consumption. The new CPU design is also particularly suitable for the computing power of folding devices with multiple screens and large screens.
In addition, arm has launched a new cortex-x customization plan, which allows its partners to combine arm to create their own dedicated cortex CPUs to meet their specific purposes beyond the existing cortex-a78. The first of these chips is arm cortex-x1, which says its peak performance will be 30% higher than cortex-a77.
In addition, there is a new pair of mobile GPUs. The top tier mali-g78 supports up to 24 cores, a 25% improvement in graphics performance compared to last year's mali-g77. In addition, there is the first new mid tier GPU, mali-g68, which aims to provide some performance and improvement of mali-g78 at a more affordable price.
Finally, arm also launched a new ethos-n78 neural processing unit (NPU), which is expected to improve the performance efficiency by 25% and bring better machine learning performance.