ARM Cortex A78 And Cortex X1 Will Support Android Starting In 2021

Today, ARM introduces a new high-end processor core that will be used by chipset providers in the upcoming flagship smartphone. We received updates on the evolution of Cortex A78 and Cortex X1, which promised a big leap forward

ARM Cortex A78 And Cortex X1 Will Support Android Starting In 2021
ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 will support Android starting in 2021

Today, ARM introduces a new high-end processor core that will be used by chipset providers in the upcoming flagship smartphone. We received updates on the evolution of Cortex-A78 and Cortex X1, which promised a big leap forward.

Starting with Cortex A78, the current fastest core successor of the ARM series, Cortex A77. Compared to the same TDP, the Cortex A78 offers 20% more processing with the same power consumption or 50% less power consumption with the same CPU performance.

ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 will support Android starting in 2021

The Cortex A78 is smaller than its predecessor - it takes 15% less space in an octa-core chipset in the 4x Cortex A78 + 4x Cortex A55 configuration, which will most likely be a configuration to transition to large. SMALL in 2021 ARM has not yet announced a new high-performance core to replace Cortex A55. 

ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 will support Android starting in 2021

Switch to Cortex X1, the new processor core that is related to performance. The basic design is the result of the ARC CXC program, where ARM works with partners to develop specialized kernels.

Cortex X1 has a peak efficiency of 30% higher than Cortex A77 and 23% faster than the new Cortex A78 in integer calculations. He also has two machine learning skills.

This type of performance improvement is activated because X1 is bigger and more power intensive than the A78. Therefore, some Cortex X1 cores might not appear in a smartphone processor. The most likely combination is a single Cortex X1 combined with three Cortex A78 cores and several A5x cores for less difficult tasks.

ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 will support Android starting in 2021

On the GPU side, ARM introduces GPU Mali-G78 and G68. Mali-G78 is still based on Valhall Mali-G77 architecture, but is up to 25% faster in certain scenarios and supports up to 24 basic designs. The game will have a real-time performance increase of 17%.

The Mali-G68 inherits all Mali-G78 functionality, but supports less basic designs and both are smaller and more efficient.