Just ahead of CEO Rene Haas’ keynote address at Computex in Taipei today, Arm launched two new products designed to increase the performance of smartphones. The first is Arm Cortex-X4, its fourth-generation Cortex-X core. Arm said the Cortex-X4 is the fastest processor made to date and will deliver 15% more performance than its predecessor, the Cortex X-3, with a focus on enabling artificial intelligence and machine learning-based applications.
The second new product is the Arm Immortalis-G720, which is based on its fifth generation GPU architecture. Its predecessor, the Immortalis-G715 GPU, is currently integrated into flagship devices from OPPO and vivo through a partnership with MediaTek. Arm’s fifth-generation GPU architecture was created with high-geometry gaming and real-time 3D applications in mind, to replicate the feel of console gaming on mobile devices.
Arm said the Cortex-X4 microarchitecture consumes 40% less power than Cortex-X3 on the same process, increasing responsiveness and application launch time.
Arm also announced a new called platform for mobile computing called Arm Total Compute Solutions 2023 (TCS23), which will include IPs like Immortalis GPU, Armv9 processors, and software enhancements. Along with their IP packages, the company’s Total Complete Solutions series was created for system-on-chip (SoC) designers who build their own compute subsystems. The TCS23 is aimed at high-end smartphone models and is based on Arm’s new Armv9.2 architecture. Its GPUs are based on fifth-generation architecture, including the new Immortalis-G720, Mali-G720, and Mali-G620. The Armv9.2 compute cluster includes the new Cortex-4, Cortex-A720 and Cortex-A520 processors, as well as the DSU-120, Arm’s latest DynamiQ shared unit.
In his keynote today, Haas said that Arm has traditionally been an IP provider, but then he started to see how long it takes for IP to integrate into d other IPs. So, to help SoC designers, he started building processors, memory systems, and compute blocks before integrating, configuring, and validating them to deliver a complete system.
Arm continues its partnership with TSMC by “registering the Cortex-X4 on the TSMC N3E process”, which it calls an industry first.
Owned by SoftBank Group Corp, Arm announced last month that it had filed in the United States what will be the largest initial public offering this year. It plans to raise between $8 billion and $10 billion in its Nasdaq IPO.
Arm’s decision to debut comes as U.S. IPOs, excluding SPACs, are down about 22% to just $2.35 billion since the start of the year, reports CNN.