ARM Planning OCTO-CORE Mobile Graphics Processor for 2013

By Gary Cutlack on at

British chip company ARM has announced its latest processor evolution, in the form of its Mali-T658 GPU. ARM says this'll provide "desktop-class performance" with "ten times" the power of the 400 series found in the Galaxy S II.

The Mali-T658 offers PC and console gaming image enhancement features like 4x Full Scene Anti-Aliasing, plus it can be scaled up to run across eight cores. But you can still allow yourself a brief period of excitement about quad-core devices, as ARM says its newest GPU won't make it into consumer products until 2013.

ARM has also put an extremely bonkers teaser of the sort of graphics and utilities the processor can produce up on YouTube. It's proper 'Tomorrow's World' stuff. [ARM via BBC]