ARM unveils two new graphics processing chipsets, the Mali-T760 for high-powered devices and Mali-T720 for mid-range units. Mali-T760 delivers full performance with 400 per cent energy efficiency while Mali-T720 supports OpenGL ES 3.0 for mid-range market.
Around 50 per cent of Android tablet computers use Mali graphics processing unit which defines the significance of ARM chips usage while 20 per cent of Android smartphones use Mali chips as well including Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So what makes manufacturers choose Mali GPUs on handling graphics among Android devices?
ARM's newest addition to high-end GPU chipsets and it focuses on boosting the energy efficiency without cutting performance. Mali-T760 supports current and next-generation graphics and computer APIs or application programming interface.
It boasts stunning graphics quality and guarantees the excellent execution of computer-intensive tasks such as photography, gesture recognition and image stabilisation technology.
Why Use Mali-T760?
- Up to 400 per cent energy efficiency compared to ARM Mali-T604 GPU
- Delivers stunning graphics quality and rendering without compromising power consumption
- Scales effectively to 16 cores for maximum performance
- Compatible with System on Chip (SoC) power-saving technologies
- Smart Composition for reduced texture read bandwidth and SoC power by up to 50 per cent
- Supports current and next-gen APIs and advanced 3D graphics acceleration
- Khronos compliant for OpenGL ES 3.0/2.0/1.0 and Microsoft Windows Direct 3D 11.1
For the mid-range graphics processing unit, ARM brings the new Mali-T720 GPU and it is an extremely area-efficient chipset designed for high quality and energy efficient graphics delivery among low and mid-range Android devices.
Why Use Mali-T720?
- Cost-optimised version of the ARM Mali-T600 GPU family
- Designed for graphics functionality among low and mid-range Android smartphones, tablets and DTVs
- Increased energy efficiency by up to 150 per cent
- Increased graphics performance by more than 50 per cent
- Optimised API support for OpenGL 3.0/2.0/1.0 and RenderScript
ARM's new additions Mali-T760 and Mali-T720 graphics chipset will become available by the end of 2014 which is expected to support several smartphones and tablets set to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015.
It is important the graphics processing unit chips goes with the Android market trend whether low, mid or high end range as 4K video resolution grows and OpenGL ES support levels higher on Android such as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
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