New processor design could supercharge your smartphone

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ARM’s next generation processor will deliver 3.5 times the power of the chips powering today’s smartphones.

The chip design giant introduced its Cortex-A72 processor Tuesday, which the company says is its highest-performance processor to date.

The Coretex-A72 has 3.5 times the power and is 75% more energy efficient than the previous generation of processor, the A15, ARM says. The processor will begin to ship with smartphones and tablets in 2016.

ARM also introduced a new graphics processor, the Mali-T880, which the company promises will bring “console quality gaming” to mobile devices Read more…

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