The ARM® Mali™ series of GPUs offers high performing, energy efficient graphics processing across a large and growing number of mobile and consumer devices, including entry-level mass market smartphones, visually stunning high-performance smartphones, Android™ OS-based tablets, SmartTVs and wearables.
- Mali-400 continues to be the highest shipping mobile GPU model
- Mali GPUs are #1 in SmartTVs & Android tablets
- In over 20% of Android smartphones
- Over 400 million Mali GPUs shipped in 2013, over double that in 2012
- Found in over 230 end devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3/10.1/PRO 12.2
ARM offers two families of products to ensure that there is a GPU suitable for any use case imaginable. The Mid-Range family aims for market leading performance density and can be found in a wide range of wearables, DTVs, STBs and smartphones; the High-End family focuses on high performance graphics and delivery of the latest features and is found regularly driving the fantastic visual experience in market-leading tablets and superphones.
Mid-Range Graphics Roadmap
ARM Mali Mid-Range solutions are primarily based on the Utgard architecture which enables high-performance graphics in the smallest silicon area. However, the ARM Mali-T720, a GPU of the Midgard architecture, enabled this roadmap to offer GPU Compute functionality and OpenGL® ES 3.0 support, still within a lower area budget. The following GPUs belong to the Mid-Range roadmap:
This range of products has enabled market-leading devices including the Samsung Galaxy SIII and LG SmartTV, as well as a wide range of mass market smartphones and Android tablets.
High-End Graphics Roadmap
For devices that not only need high performance graphics but can also benefit from the additional functionality offered by GPU Compute and the latest API support, the Mali-T600 and -T700 series of GPUs, based on the Midgard architecture, is the GPU IP of choice. The first in the series, the Mali-T604, entered the market in the shape of the Samsung Chromebook and the Google Nexus 10. It was the first GPU to bring graphics and GPU Compute functionality together for mobile devices. Mali-T628 based devices are also now available, most notably the Samsung Galaxy Note 3; and Mali-T760 based devices due in 2014.
ARM has expanded the High-End GPU roadmap with increasingly advanced GPUs, each one improving upon the last. The following GPUs are within the High-End roadmap:
Mali within an SoC
All ARM Mali GPUs benefit from an integrated software stack that provides long-term support of industry-standard APIs and ensures code compatibility across the range of architectural compliant GPUs.
ARM is in the unique position to provide an optimized compute platform that uses ARM Cortex® processors, Mali processors and ARM CoreLink™ CCI-400 technologies which enables a range of applications to be processed more efficiently when shared between the CPU and the GPU. This heterogeneous approach makes full use of the inherent capabilities of each system component to achieve the best possible balance of energy efficiency and performance.
Mali Video Engine
Mali Display Processor
Mali GPUs are complemented by the Mali Ecosystem, a comprehensive community of graphics industry players, which is helping developers achieve shorter time-to-market and supporting application development for Mali GPUs.