ARM's Next-Gen Mobile Graphics Chips Will Save Your Battery

By Jamie Condliffe on at

ARM announces new silicon thats produces the pixels and plays nicely with your battery, too..

VentureBeat reports that the the British company's new Mali chips, which span low- and high-end capabilities, offer both higher performance and higher energy efficiency. The top-end Mali-T860 supports 4K graphics (and beyond) while being 45 per cent more energy-efficient across a wide range of content compared to ARM's current offerings.

Perhaps best of all, though, the new chips have been designed with something even more important in mind: time-to-market. ARM claims these slabs of silicon will make it from drawing board to device far faster than before. If you wonder why you should care, it's because ARM actually designs chips and then licenses the designs to other manufacturers.

Currently, its Mali GPU designs are used by 60 partners, with more than 400 million Mali GPUs shipping in 2013 alone. In other words, they're everywhere. [VentureBeat]