We may just be one short year away from another revolutionary move in the mobile gaming world. ARM currently manufacturer both 32-bit and 64-bit RISC multi-core processors, some of which can be found in a number of popular smartphone, tablets and other such mobile devices. Success in the development of these chips has meant our invaluable everyday devices can be crammed with more processing power than ever but according to ARM’s latest processor designs we may be seeing an even bigger boost in what we are used to which will promise 4K quality video and console quality gaming.
ARM currently deals with the majority of chips for most of the world’s best selling smartphones and brands. And now they’re going all out in helping to bring new efficiency to their chip designs and are looking to help boost general CPU performance by 50 times more compared to what it was just 5 years ago. The Cortex-A72 will pretty much eclipse the current Cortex-A57 chip in performance and will be 3.5 times more powerful than the A15 32-bit processor and will also provide 1.8 times more in graphical performance.
This techno jargon is all well and good but at the crux of it what will this mean for gamers, and more importantly when could we expect to see it? The chip is expected to be implemented in to compatible devices in 2016 meaning that we can expect big things from our once simplistic mobile phones in the near future. The graphics and gaming performances according to ARM will be “console class” and will include more refined images and video capture. The most exciting part is that it’ll include 4K 120fps video.
The A72 is reportedly 75% more efficient that any of their current designs which will basically mean that you will be able to enjoy even more gaming on your smartphone or tablet than you have before. Coupled with the fact that the graphics themselves will also require 40% less power then the positive impact this will have for hardcore gamers will be significant to say the least. Gaming is one of the more battery draining aspects of smartphone use. There is a lot of processing power needed to drive the graphics, sounds and gameplay and typically within a couple of hours of full-on gaming you more often than not plugging in your device for a recharge. The A72 could see this boosted up to 12 hours of solid gaming action. So there’ll be plenty more time to participate in multiplayer games or to place a few bets on the go as even online casinos are going mobile.
The vision for the new processing chip is particularly broad. We shouldn’t just expect to see them placed in smartphones and tablet technology but they’ll also have a place within smart TVs, network equipment and even cars to help improve efficiency and power.