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ARM Announces New Mali-T604 Embedded GPU

Over the last couple of years we've been seeing a lot more of ARM thanks to a huge increase in high-powered mobile devices. Already playing a massive role when it comes to powering countless phones, tablets and MIDs, the company yesterday announced its new embedded GPU architecture, the Mali-T604.

Supporting OpenCL 1.1, Direct X and DirectX 11, the Mali-T604 is also designed to meet the increasing demand for GPGPU power and is the first GPU in the Midgard architecture family. It uses a tri-pipe design to optimize performance and flexibility, and ARM claims the Mali-T604 is capable of delivering up to five times the performance of the previous generation Mali-400 GPU.

Samsung, already a licensee of the Mali graphic processor technology, will be the first ARM Partner to gain access to the Mali-T604, but the technology is now available for partners to license.

For more on the Mali-T604, check out ARM's Jem Davies Mali-T604 introduction below.

  • selks
    Can't wait to see where ARM is in 5 years.
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  • burnley14
    Hopefully this 5x performance increase doesn't mean 1/5 battery life
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  • Tomtompiper
    ARM has been working away quietly while Intel, AMD and IBM have been hogging all the limelight. Now that the era of powerful small and efficient processors has dawned ARM has the right business model and the right processors, it can move faster than its competitors and has a ten year lead on them in the fastest growing market on the planet. I would expect Nvidia, AMD and Intel to nibble at the edges of the market, but they will be fighting over the scraps falling from ARM's table.
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  • elel
    ARM beating intel to a DX11 gpu? Wow!
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  • dkant1n
    Its amazing the progress this company made. I agree that in a few years they will be another beast in the ring with Intel and AMD for marketshare.
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  • lukeeu
    cool now all we need is Microsoft to release DirectX for Android and iOS
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  • deltatux
    Why does the name T604 reminds me of Terminator just a lil' bit lol?
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  • crymsonpheonix
    elelARM beating intel to a DX11 gpu? Wow!
    Have you ever used Intel graphics solutions? especially say, the 8xx or 9xx series (pre core i3/5/7).

    lukeeucool now all we need is Microsoft to release DirectX for Android and iOS
    Don't hold your breath.


    More interesting to me is no mention of OpenGL support, since Windows is the only thing that runs on DX11, and Android is the big boy on the block for tablets.
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  • LuckyDucky7
    Embedded GPU?

    But... can it play Crysis?
    And more importantly, better than other integrated graphics?

    Let's see some benchmarks.
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  • elel
    crymsonpheonixHave you ever used Intel graphics solutions? especially say, the 8xx or 9xx series (pre core i3/5/7).Don't hold your breath.More interesting to me is no mention of OpenGL support, since Windows is the only thing that runs on DX11, and Android is the big boy on the block for tablets.Yes, I have a netbook with a GMA950 - not so much fun.
    And I agree with you that openGL will be much more important than directX on this part. Actually, openCL is interesting also - glad to see the standard gaining traction.
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