ARM Cortex A17 next to the mainstream is 60 percent faster than A9




ARM has the details on his new Cortex A17 design unveiled. SOCs based on the design for mainstream smartphones and tablets, the cores support big.little setups with full system coherence and the first devices are expected in 2015.

Cortex A17 cores are about 60 percent faster than CURRNT A9 ARM variants but also speaks of increased fuel efficiency of 20 percent. Four-A17 cores can be used in big.little setups, combined with four Cortex A7 cores, which Heterogeneous Multi-Processing freedom gives to commit to workloads. All combinations of cores

Unlike the name suggests, the A17 should not be seen as the successor to the A15 ARM focuses on the design of the mainstream and not the high end. Like the A12, the A17 is a 32bit design that is built on the ARMv7 architecture. The Cortex A17 is more of an evolution of the A12, as noted also Anandtech, while performance in mobile apps would be placed. well at the level of the A15 Currently chipmakers use the Cortex A15 cores for high-end SOCs, such as Samsung for its Exynos. For the future high end ARM Cortex A57 has in the pipeline, which include 64-bit processing offers and is based on the ARMv8 architecture.

In addition to use in smartphones and tablets ARM also provides that chips entering the cores in smart TVs and cars. Additionally, slide design company Mali T720 GPU forward to be. Combined with the cores Finally, the company expects the first batch will be a move to 20nm at a later stage. Produced on 28nm

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