Saturday September 24, 2016

Galaxy S8 May Feature ARM Mali-G71 GPU And 4K Display

If this was a couple of months ago, I’d be whining about why a smartphone would even need a 4K display, but now that I’ve tried VR, I will just say that the next Galaxy should be very interesting for those kinds of applications. Of course, there is no telling how much the battery life will suffer for this display novelty.

The new GPU is said to be up to 1.8 times as powerful as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU used in the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7. Moreover, this GPU is reportedly faster than the one from the Snapdragon 830 according to GFXBench results. The Mali-G71 GPU uses ARM’s brand new Bifrost architecture, which is claimed to offer high-end 4K and VR experiences. It is also compatible with Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.2, GPU Compute, and Android RenderScript APIs. Running at 850MHz, the 16nm GPU can provide a throughput of 27.2Gpix/s, which is double than that of the Mali-T880 GPU running at the same frequency.