Alongside with today’s extremely large and comprehensive CPU line-up announcement including the new Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, Cortex-A510, new DSU-110 and new interconnects, we’re seeing the announcement of Arm’s newest Mali GPU line-up. Similar to the CPU family, we’re also seeing an extensive line-up announcement with the new Mali-G710 flagship series, the G510 middle-range, and the new ultra-area efficient Mali-G310.

The new GPU series follows up in the same Valhall GPU family that was started back in 2019 with the Mali-G77 and seen minor improvements with the Mali-G78 in last year’s announcements and seen silicon adoption in this year’s SoC’s such as the Kirin 9000, Exynos 2100 or the new MediaTek Dimensity SoCs.

At the high-end, the Mali-G710 is a direct successor to the Mali-G78 and is a relatively straightforward generational improvement in terms of what it’s aiming for: the highest possible performance that Arm’s architects can achieve in a Mali GPU. The Mali-G610 is a branding exercise that differentiates the same microarchitecture as the G710 at lower core counts, aiming to aid partners to better differentiate flagship products from the “premium” segment.

The Mali-G510 is a successor to the 2019 Mali-G57 and is a major upgrade to Arm’s mid-range portfolio, bringing extremely large generational performance boosts as well as power efficiency gains over the predecessor.

Finally, the new Mali-G310 is a new Valhall based low-end entry that represents a multi-generation architectural bump over the old-in-the-tooth Bifrost based Mali-G31 and targets the low-end area-efficiency focused market where we see hundred of billions of low-cost devices and other embedded markets such as smart TVs.

As gross overview, the highlight today for most readers will be focused around the new Mali-G710 flagship GPU. The improvements that the company is promising is roughly a +20% boost in performance in a ISO-process node GPU configuration compared to a comparable Mali-G78 GPU. Similarly, at similar performance, the new GPU design promises a -20% reduction in power consumption and thus also energy efficiency gain.

Recently, Arm has also made a focus on Machine Learning on the GPU and here the new design is promising a larger +35% boost in performance.

The Mali-G710: Doubling up per-core performance
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  • mode_13h - Thursday, May 27, 2021 - link

    > it will be a few years on top of that before we see any nvidia IP offered / licensed like ARM

    That already happened. It was never dependent on the ARM acquisition.

    > Just because they are acquiring ARM does not mean magically Nvidia's GPU IP will replace

    Agreed. It's a possibility, though. The G710-tier seems most at risk.
  • edzieba - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - link

    How much of the time writing the article was spent on un-autocorrecting "Valhalla" to "Valhall"?
  • tkSteveFOX - Thursday, May 27, 2021 - link

    Whitechapel will have Mali along with the high-end MTK chip on 5nm coming in Q4.
    Overall,ARM CPU and GPU designs have hit a grind, as adopters can't use the most advanced node (TSMC 5nm) and had to settle for Sammy's inferior 5nm leading to a generation of flagship chips that are hardly an improvement over TSMCs 7nm SD865/+/870 in real world tasks.
  • regsEx - Thursday, May 27, 2021 - link

    What will happen to Mali after merge with Nvidia?
  • Spunjji - Friday, May 28, 2021 - link

    It wouldn't surprise me if they kept it around for at least a while as the low-end GPU in their line-up - "just enough" for the customers who care more about area than performance, with GeForce being pushed out to the high-end.
  • mode_13h - Saturday, May 29, 2021 - link

  • 5j3rul3 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 - link

    When Mali can support HW Ray Tracing, MLSS, HDR Gaming?
  • Fedposter - Monday, June 28, 2021 - link

    Can't arm just make discrete gpus out of these like Intel did with the DG1?
  • vladx - Monday, September 6, 2021 - link

    ARM is an IP designer, not a hardware manufacturer
  • yeeeeman - Friday, June 24, 2022 - link

    when do we get the next gen unveil?

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