Semiconductor company ARM, which was recently acquired by Nvidia, is playing its first bet against computer chip makers. ARM recently launched the Cortex-A78 CPU for mobile devices. Now he’s looking out of phones with the Cortex-A78C. It is based on the Cortex-A78 but offers several optimizations for laptops on the go, which ARM says will aim for improved compute performance, scalability and security.
The new Cortex-A78C CPU carries up to eight cores which enable smoother multi big core processing. The company says these eight-core configurations lead to more scalable multi-threaded performance improvements than the Cortex-A78 CPU meant for mobile phones. This CPU has also increased the L3 cache memory to 8MB, which the company says will improve performance when the processor is busy handling the workload of large data sets.
Together with the Mali GPUs, these octa-core configurations inside the Cortex-A78C CPUs will offer extended gaming performance. ARM claims that L3 cache enhancements will lead to better games specifically for AAA games on next generation devices. In theory, claims for the new CPU look promising compared to rival processors. Furthermore, the new CPUs have been designed using Nvidia’s experience that it has for graphics processors on computers.
ARM also ensures better security against malicious elements with the new Cortex-A78C CPUs. The company is equipping the new CPUs with what it calls Pointer Authentication (PAC), which “minimizes the attack surface to ensure the data on the device is protected.” ARM is claiming that cyber attacks like Return-Oriented-Programming (ROP) and Jump-Oriented-Programming (JOP) will be at bay, thanks to this CPU’s protection ability. While ROP exploits are said to be reduced by 60%, JOP attacks can be minimized by over 40%.
“Cortex-A78C is a CPU core optimized for specific market applications and devices. While Cortex-A78 is a mobile-centric core for next-generation smartphones, the new features of Cortex-A78C provide the performance, scalability and security needed for the next generation of devices on the go. This allows you to play games on the go and enjoy all-day productivity experiences on these devices, ”ARM said in a press release.
Nvidia-owned ARM is launching new Cortex-A78C CPU solutions for computers on the go.
- ARM has launched its new Cortex-A78C CPUs for laptops.
- Nvidia-owned ARM claims higher performance with new CPUs than the Cortex-A78 CPU.
- The Cortex-A78C will be paired with Mali GPU with 8MB of L3 cache memory.