ARM Cortex A72 will Make Phones 3.5 Times More Powerful!
Do you know that in the next year, the smartphones will be 50 times more powerful in terms of processing power as compared to the phones we used to have only five years ago?
Yes, that is going to be turned into a reality when ARM launches its new processor Cortex A72. This little thing is actually going to turn your devices three and a half times more powerful than the ones you have with you these days! Imagine that!
To be precise, they are comparing the power of Cortex A15 processors with the Cortex A72; and it doesn’t end there, ARM is also claiming that the new designs are going to cut down the use of performance by as much as 75 percent at the same time!
ARM is actually the company that designs chip architecture that is used by virtually every company out there like Apple, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, AppliedMicro, Atmel, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, NXP ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments.
So when they launch their new processor, it is probably going to make it everywhere.
Ian Ferguson who is the vice president of segment marketing for ARM, was heading an event in San Francisco for the company this Tuesday where he discussed how the mobile phones market has evolved in the recent years. Not just that, he was firm on the matter that this evolution is never going to stop:
We’ve seen phones change a lot over the years and people ask us if they see the change stopping. The computing revolution doesn’t stop with the current generation or the next. It’s continuous because of consumer demand.
After all this, you might want to inquire about the development process. Well, the chip makers already have the specifications of Cortex A72 with them and it has already been licensed by 10 companies. The licensees they mentioned, however, were only Asian companies.
Here’s what the official website of the company has to say about the new breed:
The Cortex-A72 processor is ARM’s highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A Architecture and launched in early 2015, the Cortex-A72 CPU builds on the wide success of the Cortex-A57 processor across mobile and enterprise markets, and delivers three and a half times the performance of Cortex-A15 based devices in the smartphone power budget, as well as significant reductions in overall power consumption.
Ultimately, this means that the launch date of the new processors will not be later than 2016. In fact, you could even speculate the first launch in late 2015!