ARM announces Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU for 2017 flagships
ARM has announced their latest mobile processor and graphics processor technologies designed flagship devices in 2017 – the Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU.
The Cortex-A73, at 0.65mm2 per core (on a 10nm FinFET process technology) is the smallest and most efficient ‘big’ ARMv8-A core. It claims 30% uplift in sustained performance and power efficiency over Cortex-A73 with frequencies reaching up to 2.8GHz.
The Mali-G71 GPU, on the other hand, uses the new Bifrost architecture with up to 32 shader cores which promises 50% increase in graphics performance, 20% increase in power-efficiency and 40% more performance per mm2.
The CPU and GPU technology will enable next-generation flagship devices capable of delivering new VR and AR experiences as well run 4K content for longer periods while staying within strict mobile power budgets.