Last May, ARM released the Cortex-A76, which were followed by the Kirin 980 and the Snapdragon 855 SoC launch. These were based on that core. Now according to reputed tech publication Anandtech, the new Cortex A77 CPU is also coming. It is going to be the next generation high-performance core by ARM.
The Cortex-A77 is the successor to the last gen A76 architecture. The new core is largely consistent with the features of the previous generation and remains the ARMv8.2 CPU core. The basic configuration (such as the A77’s cache size) has not changed from the previous generation. There’s still 64KB L1 instruction and data cache and 256Kb or 512KB L2 cache.
The A77 is expected to continue production on a 7 nm process, with the same 3 GHz peak frequency as in the previous generation. This means that a 20% performance improvement can be attributed entirely to architectural changes.
ARM Mali G77 GPU details and more
In addition to the ARM Cortex A77 CPU, Arm today released Valhall’s GPU architecture and Mali-G77 GPU. This has been released after three years changing from the previous generation Bifrost architecture.
The new architecture brings a new ISA and computing core design that addresses the major shortcomings of the Bifrost architecture.
ARM claims that G77’s energy efficiency and area density are increased by 30%, and machine learning load performance on GPUs is increased by 60%.
The architecture of the new Mali-G77 GPU enabled mobile phone GPU performance at the end of 2019 and 2020 is expected to be improved by 1.4 times in the same process.
So this definitely means that the next year chipsets from Qualcomm, MediaTek and Apple would all be really powerful if they are able to implement this in a timely fashion!
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