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Mali-T604

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This fourth-generation of Mali embedded graphics IP, designed to meet the needs of General Purpose computing on GPU (GPGPU), extends API support to include full profile as well as embedded Khronos™ OpenCL™ and Microsoft® DirectX®.
 


Designed for Visual Computing and using innovative tri-pipe architecture, the ARM® Mali™-T604 GPU Compute solution builds upon a track record for high-quality scalable multicore solutions for 2D and 3D graphics. Key APIs supported include: OpenGL® ES 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1*, DirectX® 11 and OpenCL™ 1.1.

The Mali-T604 is the first GPU based on the Midgard architecture and offers scalability from one to four cores. It is a complete embedded graphics and GPU Compute acceleration platform and enables the development of advanced user interfaces, gaming capabilities and GPU Compute applications for a wide range of tomorrow’s consumer devices, from mobile phones to smartbooks, from HDTV to portable gaming and beyond.

Mali-T604 pipelines provide true IEEE double-precision floating-point math in hardware for Full Profile, as well as Embedded Profile, OpenCL support. Production-quality software support , via a single driver stack for all multicore configurations, provides simplified application porting, system integration and maintenance. Multicore scheduling and performance scaling is fully handled within the graphics system, with no special considerations required from the application developer.

The Job Manager within Mali-T600 Series GPUs offloads task management from the CPU to the GPU and enables seamless load balancing across active shader cores. Through ARM coherency and interconnect technology, compute tasks can conveniently span the CPU and GPU as well as other available compute resources, accessing data more efficiently during shared processing in a heterogeneous system.

*Mali GPUs noted as based on a published Khronos Specification are conformant, or expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at khronos.org.


The Mali-T604 GPU delivers up to 5x performance improvement over previous Mali graphics processors and is scalable up to four cores.
Features Value Description
Anti-Aliasing 4xFSAA
16xFSAA
4x Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) with minimal performance drop
API Support OpenGL® ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1
OpenCL™ 1.1,
DirectX® 11,
RenderScript™
Full support for next-generation and legacy 2D/3D graphics applications
Bus Interface AMBA®4 ACE-LITE Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP
L2 Cache Configurable 32KB-256KB 32KB recommended per core
Memory System Virtual Memory Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory
Multi-Core Scaling 1 to 4 cores A single IP covering a range of mid to high-end product requirements and price/performance points

Mali Developer Resources
The Mali Developer Center provides a wide range of third party development tools, middleware and existing demonstration applications to assist in the deployment of graphics applications and content on Mali-T604 based systems.
Content Creation
  • Mali Texture Compression Tool
  • Mali Asset Conditioning Tool
Software Development
  • OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0 Emulator
  • OpenGL ES 2.0/3.0 Software Development Kit
  • Mali User Interface Engine
  • Mali Binary Asset Exporter
Shader Authoring
  • Mali Shader Development Studio
  • Mali Offline Shader Compiler
  • Mali Shader Library
Performance Analysis
Processor IP
Cortex-A7 The ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor is the most efficient application processor ARM has ever developed and dramatically extends ARM's low-power leadership in future entry level smart phones, tablets and other advanced mobile devices.
Cortex-A8 The ARM Cortex-A8 processor has the ability to scale in speed from 600MHz to greater than 1GHz, meeting the requirements for power-optimized mobile devices needing operation in less than 300mW and performance-optimized consumer applications requiring 2000 Dhrystone MIPS.
Cortex-A9 Available as either a single core or configurable multicore processor, the Cortex-A9 processor can scale across a wide variety of applications, making it an ideal solution for designs requiring high performance in low power or thermally constrained cost-sensitive devices.
Cortex-A15 The Cortex-A15 MPCore processor delivers a 5x performance improvement over today's advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.
Cortex-A57 / Cortex-A53 The Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors are the first processors to be based on the ARMv8 architecture extending the performance of 32-bit processing and introducing the world's most energy-efficient 64-bit technology.
System IP
System IP provides the interconnect and peripheral components that enable Mali-T604 to deliver its full performance potential within energy efficient SoC designs.
AMBA AXI Interconnect and Peripherals System IP generators, level-2 cache control, memory controllers and peripherals compatible with the AMBA AXI standard.
Physical IP
Physical IP Platforms deliver process optimized IP, for best-in-class implementations of the Mali-T604 graphics processor.
Standard Cell Logic Libraries Available in a variety of different architectures ARM Standard Cell Libraries support a wide performance range for all types of SoC designs. Designers can choose between different libraries and optimize their designs for speed, power and/or area.
Memory Compilers and Registers A broad array of silicon proven SRAM, Register File and ROM memory compilers for all types of SoC designs ranging from performance critical to cost sensitive and low power applications.
Interface Libraries A broad portfolio of silicon-proven Interface IP designed to meet varying system architectures and standards. General Purpose I/O, Specialty I/O, High Speed DDR and Serial Interfaces are optimized to deliver high data throughput performance with low pin counts.

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