Arm unveils new chip technology

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Arm has unveiled a set of new chip technologies aimed at making video games on smartphones look better while preserving battery life.

The latest products are designs for graphics processing units, or GPUs, most often used for video processing in gaming.

A new flagship GPU called Immortalis includes the Immortalis-G715, the first Arm GPU to offer hardware-based ray tracing support on mobile, delivering more realistic and immersive gaming experiences.

In addition, Arm released a new premium Arm Mali-G715 GPU, which includes Variable Rate Shading - a graphics feature available across all new GPUs – that delivers significant energy savings and improved gaming performance. The latest Arm GPUs deliver a 15% performance improvement compared to the previous generation.

Arm has also upgraded plans for its CPUs with the aim of improving the performance while using less power.

Arm has increased single-threaded performance with the new Cortex-X3 delivering a 25% performance improvement compared to the latest Android flagship smartphone and a 34% performance improvement compared to the latest mainstream laptops.

The Cortex-A715 delivers a 20% energy efficiency gain and 5% performance uplift compared with the Cortex-A710, reaching the significant milestone of matching the performance of the Cortex-X1.

The importance of efficient performance makes the Cortex-A715 the CPU cluster workhorse of “big.LITTLE”-based configurations, with the technology now the most commonly used heterogeneous processing architecture for consumer devices worldwide.

Last year the launch of the Armv9 based Arm Cortex-A510, was Arm’s first high efficiency “LITTLE” core in four years, and the latest updated version maintains performance while delivering a 5% power reduction.

The newly updated DSU-110 supports 50% more cores in CPU clusters compared to last year’s generation, enabling scalability across different tiers of consumer devices.

These latest announcements come as Arm customers like Apple and Qualcomm are reducing their dependence on Arm and are designing more of the critical parts of their chips themselves rather than using Arm-made designs.

"Our latest suite of compute solutions for consumer devices will continue to raise the threshold of what's possible in the mobile market," said Arm executive Paul Williamson.