The UK-based chip designer ARM has officially the Cortex-A78 architecture that will be powering the SoCs used in the flagship smartphones. Also, for the first time, they’ve introduced extra-performance cores i.e. Cortex-X1 core developed out of its new Cortex-X Custom Program.
The Cortex-A78 cores will be coupled with the high-performance Cortex-X1 which will be responsible for driving heavy tasks like gaming or other high-performance applications, a similar approach to the custom ARM-based chips developed by Apple and Qualcomm.
Based on the same Austin-family CPU architecture that was first introduced in the Cortex-A76 three years ago. These Cortex-A78 cores will be made out of 5nm fabrication nodes, enabling greater performance with lower power requirements.
The new Cortex-A78 CPU provides a 20% sustained performance improvement over Arm Cortex-A77 CPU in the same 1 Watt power envelope and more efficient management of computing workloads along with greater on-device Machine Learning (ML) performance.
The Arm Cortex-X1 is the program’s first CPU and the most powerful Cortex CPU to date. With a 30% peak performance increase over Cortex-A77, it offers an even more competitive solution for flagship smartphones and large-screen devices.
Also the Cortex-X Custom Program team actually worked with Apple and Qualcomm on their customized designs helped to create this new high-end design. The Cortex-X Custom Program allows for customization and differentiation beyond the traditional roadmap of Arm Cortex products.
Hopefully, in 2021, these Cores will make its way to Samsung’s Exynos chip line or MediaTek’s Dimensity chip series. Well, from the consumer perspective, performance on mobile devices to increase gradually with these new technological advancements.
Sources: ARM blog
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