ARM launches the second generation of the ARM Mali-T600 Series graphics processing units (GPUs), providing a dramatically improved user experience for tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs. Based on the Mali Midgard architecture, the second generation of the Mali-T600 Series comprises three GPUs – the Mali-T624, Mali-T628 and Mali-T678. The Mali-T624 and Mali-T628 products provide market leading graphics and GPU compute to smartphones and smart-TVs, while the Mali-T678 has been optimized to address the demands of the rapidly growing tablet market.
Each of the products offer 50% better performance and would include, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC), a texture compression technique and are based on the Mali Midgard architecture. ASTC significantly optimizes GPU performance and increases battery life in devices. The Mali-T624 GPU scales from one to four cores using innovative tri-pipe architecture, while the Mali-T628 from one to eight cores that provides up to twice the graphics and GPU compute performance of the Mali-T624 for smartphones and smart-TVs. These are optimized for advanced consumer applications, such as 3D graphics, visual computing and real time photo editing for smartphones and smart-TVs.