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Mali-T678

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The ARM® Mali™-T678 GPU is the latest addition based on the Midgard architecture and builds on proven technology leadership. Mali-T678 is the GPU of choice for use in the next generation of market-leading devices, optimized to bring breathtaking graphical displays to consumer applications such as 3D graphics, visual computing, augmented reality, procedural texture generation and voice recognition.
 


Why Mali-T678?

The Mali-T678 delivers the highest Mali-T600 series performance to date, achieved by doubling the number of GPU cores, doubling the number of arithmetic pipelines within each core and improving the compiler and pipeline efficiency.

The ARM Mali-T678 GPU supports multiple Compute APIs, including Khronos® OpenCL™ Full Profile,Google Renderscript compute and Microsoft DirectCompute. It provides native hardware support for 64-bit scalar and vector, integer and floating-point data types - fundamental to accelerate complex and computationally intensive algorithms.

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. Concurrent delivery of a common set of compatible drivers for all Midgard architecture-based Mali GPUs enables faster time-to-market and minimizes software upgrade costs for future implementations.

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

 


Specifications

The Mali-T678 delivers a 50% performance improvement compared to the Mali-T658.

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
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 8 cores A single IP covering a range of mid to high-end product requirements and price/performance points
Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression Low dynamic range (LDR) and high dynamic range (HDR). Supports both 2D and 3D images ASTC offers a number of advantages over existing texture compression schemes by improving image quality, reducing memory bandwidth and thus energy use.

Related Products


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-T678 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-A12 The Cortex®-A12 processor is the highest performance mid-range mobile processing solution designed for mobile applications like the use in smartphones and tablets devices. The Cortex-A12 processor is the successor to the highly successful Cortex-A9 processor and is optimized for highest performance at lowest power consumption leading to best-in-class efficiency.
Cortex-A15 The Cortex-A15 MPCore processor delivers a 5x performance improvement over today's advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.
Cortex-A50 Series 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-T678 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-T678 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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Visit the ARM Mali Developer Center - an online portal for a growing community of developers, technology partners, software vendors and content companies to create a thriving community around Mali embedded graphics IP. Members can benefit from a wealth of information though the forum and can access a range of materials including tools, sample code, development boards, drivers and documentation.

 
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