ARM presents its new 2022 phone chips | Digital Trends Spanish


After announcing its new ARMv9 architecture a short time ago, ARM presented the chips that the not-so-distant future will power the most popular phones.

These are the Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 processors, plus the Mali-G710, G510 and G310 GPUs. But before going into detail, it is good to know that these chips are what make up a Snapdragon processor, which usually combine a higher power chip like the Cortex-X2, an efficiency-oriented one like the Cortex-A510 and a GPU like any other. Mali. All this is soldered within a single SoC (System-on-a-Chip), which makes the phone work.

Now, ARM’s new high-performance chip is the Cortex-X2, which promises a 16 percent performance increase over the previous generation version, the Cortex-X1. It is worth mentioning that a processor like the Snapdragon 888 – the most powerful to date – includes a Cortex-X1, therefore, the new Cortex-X2 will be present in high-end equipment.

The second chip is the Cortex-A710, a successor to the previous A78. According to ARM, this CPU is designed to balance performance and efficiency; the increase over its predecessor is 10 percent, while it is 30 percent more efficient, an aspect that is always important when it comes to phones: the battery should last an acceptable time.

And finally, there is the Cortex-A510. It is a low-power chip within the ARM architecture that should deliver between 35 and 50 percent performance over the previous version. The striking thing about this CPU is that it is aimed at low-end equipment and that it comes to replace the Cortex-A55, a 2017 design that had no successor until now.

Along with all these processors, ARM also introduced the new Mali GPUs – the other important component within an SoC – in three versions. The G710 is aimed at high-end, powerful phones and will offer 20 percent higher performance, as well as an extra 20 percent efficiency over previous designs. The Mali G510 and G310, by contrast, target low-end phones or wearable devices, such as smartwatches.

All these processors and GPUs are framed within the ARMv99 architecture, and according to the company, Snapdragon processors that combine these in some configuration should, on average, increase their performance and efficiency by approximately 30 percent.

However, phones or even Chromebook-like computers with these SoCs won’t be seen until 2022.

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