ARM company this week announced two new cores collectively as Cortex-A50, are compatible with the architecture ARMv8. They will be used in mobile chips for high-performance devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, and perhaps cloud storage servers with low power consumption. The presented computational core ARM are called Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53. The first of them will offer the performance, “three times the capabilities of today’s high-end smartphones”, the second – a comparable level in almost five times lower power consumption. They can function individually as well as enter into the configuration ARM big.Little, combining high performance and low power consumption at various load conditions.
According to the ARM, productivity growth in Comparison with nuclei Cortex-A15 is associated with increased efficiency of communication between cores and memory and parallel computing. Among other bonuses, particularly regarding the A57, you can call the compatibility with existing 64-bit ARM-applications, the new generation of integrated graphics cores and the production of 20-nm process technology.
As for A53, processors based on it will replace the chips on the architecture Cortex-A9, while being 4 times smaller. It certainly will have impact on the cost of devices based on it in the direction to decrease it. The chips will be fully compatible with the models of the architecture ARMv7.
Among the companies that have licensed the architecture ARMv8, there are AMD, Broadcom, Calxeda, HiSilicon, Samsung and STMicroelectronics. The appearance of new nuclei in processors is scheduled for 2014.