ARM announces the Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU

9:42:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Virtual reality is becoming more important as more and more devices start supporting it. HP has recently shown interest in making a portable backpack gaming computer capable or VR gaming and Google in the other hand announced the Daydream VR platform. ARM in particular has just announced their next generation architecture for mobile processors. 

The new Cortex-A73 architecture will be at the epicenter of new mobile processors that will ship in smartphones during 2017. And to no surprise, ARM says that their new architecture is focused on delivering performance where it matters. 

This new architecture is built to support computational tasks like VR, AR, 4K 120fps videos, Hi-Fi audio quality and multiple cameras. The Cortex-A73 paired with the new Mali-G71 architecture will form the building blocks for high end SoC designs in 2017. 

ARM says that their new architecture has been tuned to be both more powerful that the Cortex-A72 architecture from last year while consuming less power. Both architectures are optimized for the latest 10nm FinFET process and we can expect to see chip makes like Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, etc to adopt this new architecture for their new mobile chips. 

Read more about the Cortex-A73 in AnandTech's in-depth analysis here