Sure, today’s tablets and smartphones are pretty darned powerful beasts. In just a few short years, we’ve gone from devices that could barely play Snake well to, well, Infinity Blade 2. But the next generation of ARM GPUs? They might make Infinity Blade 2 look like Pong.
Announced today, the Mali-T658 is said to offer four times the graphics performance of the current generation of ARM GPUs, such as those that run the display on the very popular Samsung Galaxy S II. The Mali-T658 can be deployed as a single core (look for those in tomorrow’s budget lines) or in four or eight-core configurations; that’ll be the higher end taken care of — and that’s what I’m drooling after right now. [BBC]