ARM has been fairly out of the tech news recently. But that, by no means, indicates that it wasn’t working on anything. Rather, it was working on its next family of Mali GPUs and has now finally come out with claims that its new GPU is able to command a desktop-class power.
ARM has been busy working with Khronos. Work was being done to ensure that the new processors are compliant with OpenCL standards. This essentially means that these new graphics processors are able to use their power for general computer tasks such as video rendering and photo manipulation.
Moreover, ARM has no aims of conforming to the Embedded Profile Version of OpenCL. This rather relaxed OpenCL standard has been devised for mobile devices. ARM, however, intends to go for the Full Profile OpenCL 1.1 which is found in a number of such laptops and GPUs which are compliant with it.
For a low-power processor, this may be a tough feat. But ARM seems determined to achieve the Khronos certification for it. Also, it is being expected that ARM has more revelations to make in the coming days, especially about the commercial T6xx-powered devices. These devices are expected to be revealed before the end of this year.
According the press release from ARM, “The Mali-T600 Series of GPUs have been designed from the outset for GPU computing, including full support for work-groups and synchronization barriers. Building on a scalable multicore, multi-pipeline architecture design, the Mali-T600 Series GPU includes a number of advanced features.”