ARM, the chip foundation of virtually all of the smartphones made today, has announced the next generation of its Cortex CPUs and Mali GPU, with significant performance improvements made to both. In fact, ARM claims that its new Cortex-A77 CPU should offer performance “comparable to today’s mainstream notebooks.”
Both the new Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU should eventually end up in smartphones, though when ARM chips do appear in devices they’re typically renamed by Qualcomm and other licensees. (Those licensees may also have the ability to tweak Arm’s design and clock speed, based upon their contract.) ARM also announced a new Machine Learning processor, with 5 TOPS (trillion operations per second) per watt.