ARM launches Immortalis, the first ray-tracing GPU for flagship phone gaming

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British architecture giant ARM for mobile processing, which NVIDIA was trying to swallow not long ago, is in force with its next-generation phone chipset power, spearheaded by the Cortex-X3, Cortex-A715 and Cortex-A510 Refresh processor cores.

These new CPU cores make up the next edition of ARM’s Total Compute Solutions 2022 (TCS22), an umbrella term for its IP inventions this year. All other things being equal, ARM promises a 28% increase in graphics processing power compared to the 1xCortex-X2, 3xCortex-A710 and 4xCortex-A510 core configurations found on most current flagships.

The massive boost in gaming performance comes from ARM’s new Immortalis-G715 GPU architecture which is not only much more powerful while consuming a lot of power, but also supports modern game effects like ray tracing, making it the first mobile ARM GPU to deliver the beautiful reflections effects that until now have mainly been a privilege of stand-alone graphics cards for desktops and laptops.

ARM Cortex-X3, A715 and A510 2022 processor core specifications

  • Arm Cortex-X3: Targets a range of benchmarks and applications, with a 25% performance improvement over the latest flagship Android smartphone and a 34% performance improvement over the latest mainstream laptops.
  • Arm Cortex-A715: Focuses on efficient performance, delivering 20% ​​energy efficiency gain and 5% performance improvement compared to Cortex-A710, reaching the important milestone of matching the performance of Cortex-X1.
  • Arm Cortex-A510 Refresh: The 2022 version maintains performance and delivers 5% power savings compared to current “workhorse” processor cores in modern phones. When will we see the new ARM Cortex-X3 flagship processors in future phones, the mobile chipset architecture designers said the blueprints will be sent to customers soon and we can expect the first phones with Cortex-X3 and Cortex-A715- cores will land “early 2023”. You know, just in time for the Galaxy S23 and its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that may have a custom X3 core.

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