Chip designer Arm announced several new products on Tuesday, including two new graphics processing units (GPUs), a display processor, and a video processor. Among the products unveiled by the company are the Mali-G52 and the Mali-G31 GPUs, with the former supposedly offering up to 3.6 times better machine learning performance compared to the previous-generation product. This improvement, the tech firm claims, should permit mainstream devices to perform more machine learning functions, which may include personalized user interfaces, translation services, and object recognition. Moreover, the chip designer claims that the new GPU offers up to 30-percent better performance density and can deliver a 15-percent boost in energy efficiency. The improvement in the performance of the GPU is delivered through the use of wider execution engines which now consists of eight pipelines instead of four utilized by the older GPU. Despite the substantial performance boost, Arm noted that the Mali-G52 GPU is only 22-percent larger than its previous flagship GPUs, which should keep manufacturing costs from spiking.
Arm also launched the Mali-G31 GPU, a product targeted at cost-constrained products like digital television devices. The tech firm states the Mali-G31 GPU is its smallest processor to support graphics standards like OpenGL ES 3.2 and the Vulkan API. The support for latest graphics technologies, the chip designer claims, should result in better power efficiency and optimizations. The Mali-G31 GPU offers up to 20-percent better performance compared to the Mali-G51 GPU despite the fact that the newer graphics processor is also 20-percent smaller.
The Mali-D51 display processor and the Mali-V52 graphics processor have also been launched by Arm. The Mali-D51 offers up to a 30-percent reduction in power consumption and up to 50-percent improved memory latency compared to its predecessor. The Mali-V52, on the other hand, is capable of decoding 4K video with a frame rate of 60fps while having a 38-percent smaller physical footprint. These two products are designed to work together with the new Mali GPUs, as well as the Arm Cortex A55 and Cortex A75 CPUs. Users should expect to find the Mali-G52 GPU, the Assertive Display 5 technology, and a combination of Cortex A55 and the Cortex A75 CPUs in mainstream devices, the chip designer said, adding that the Mali-G31 GPU, Cortex A55 CPU, and the Assertive Display 3 technology were made with entry-level smartphones and tablets in mind.