Arm released a new architecture for mobile: Including Cortex-X2/A710/A510
As Arm released the Armv9 architecture, related products have also been launched one after another. Last month, Arm released two new platforms, Neoverse V1 and Neoverse N2, which are solutions for HPC and data centers. Today Arm has launched a new generation of Mali series GPUs, also released new architectures for the mobile terminal, including Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510, corresponding to the super large core, large core, and small core, these architectures are based on the Armv9 architecture design.
Cortex-X2 is a replacement for Cortex-X1. Arm claims that the performance will be improved by 16%. At the same time, it only supports 64-bit AArch64 instructions and is no longer compatible with 32-bit instructions. Although it seems that the peak performance has not improved much, Arm has made further optimizations in all aspects. Arm pointed out that compared to Intel’s 15W Core i5-1135G7 processor, its single-core performance is 40% higher.
Compared with Cortex-A78, Cortex-A710 will have a 10% improvement in performance. Arm said that in order to meet the needs of the Chinese market, Cortex-A710 still supports AArch32 instructions, allowing Chinese manufacturers more time to promote 64-bit app updates.
In fact, Cortex-A710 is not the target of most people’s attention. More people are concerned about Cortex-A510 because Cortex-A510 will replace Cortex-A55 which has not been updated for quite a long time. Compared with Cortex-A55, Cortex-A510 has increased 35% in performance. The overall performance is close to Cortex-A73, and the improvement is not small. At the same time, Cortex-A510, like Cortex-X2, only supports 64-bit instructions.
With the release of a new generation of CPU and GPU, users will soon experience the characteristics of the new generation of products. With the release of related new products based on the Armv9 architecture, Arm is gradually bidding farewell to 32-bit designs and plans to switch to 64-bit designs by 2023.