As every year at this dates ARM presents its new generation of Chips that we will be seeing gradually and only in the flagships during the next year 2019. This time we have a new combo with the ARM Cortex-A76 processor, the Mali-G76 GPU with significant improvements in performance and energy efficiency this product can be manufactured without problems in 7nm. ARM has also introduced its Mali-V76 VPU that is now capable of decoding and encoding video in 8K resolution.
The ARM Cortex-A76 CPU is based on the same DynamIQ technology that the ARM Cortex-A75 CPU has and exceeds by far with an improvement of up to 40% in energy efficiency, 35% in performance and that multiplies by 4 its performance in machine learning (ML) and AI. In addition to these spectacular figures will be able to reach the 3 GHz maximum speed when manufactured in 7nm.
According to ARM this new CPU in addition to being aimed at the mobile world in general we will also see it both in laptops and Chromebooks something that does not surprise us at all because we have more and more power and efficiency in the ARM CPU cores that are converging with other solutions such as the Core-M of Intel.
New twist of ARM with its graphic processor Mali-G76 that has improvements of 30% in energy efficiency and performance against the Mali-G72 of the previous generation. To this substantial improvement is necessary to add according to ARM the automatic learning speed (ML) that is now 2.7 times faster than the Mali-G72.
The APIs supported by this new GPU are OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.1, 3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 Full Profile, in addition this GPU can be scaled between 4 and 20 simultaneous cores.
As a last novelty we have the video processor Mali-V76 a product that doubles the Mali-V61 in performance at the time of decoding and that natively supports the extended codecs VP9 Profile 2 (10-bit) and Profile 0 (8-bit), HEVC 10, H.264 Hi10P / HP / MP / BP, VP8 and JPEG. The technological leap in this new chip is great since it is now even capable of encoding 8K video at 30fps and decoding it up to 8K at 60fps.