Designed for visual computing and using an innovative tri-pipe architecture, the ARM® Mali™-T604 GPU delivers significant performance improvements over current Mali graphics processors. This fourth-generation of Mali embedded graphics IP is specifically designed to meet the needs of General Purpose computing on GPU (GPGPU) and extends API support to include full profile as well as embedded Khronos™ OpenCL™ and Microsoft® DirectX®.
Designed for Visual Computing and using an 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 OpenVG™ 1.1,OpenGL® ES 1.1, 2.0, 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 is provided via a single driver stack for all multicore configurations, simplifying 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.
- The Mali-T604 GPU delivers up to 5x performance improvement over previous Mali graphics processors and is scalable up to 4 cores.