OUWA.org – ARM Launches Cortex A78C, a New Generation of CPUs for Always-on Laptops. In May 2020, ARM officially introduced the new generation CPU core Cortex A78 for phone and tablet devices. And recently on its homepage, ARM has officially introduced a new CPU core, Cortex A78C, built on top of Cortex A78 but intended for next-generation always-on laptop devices.
Cortex A78C has the following highlights:
- Cortex A78C allows for more uniform large multi-core computing, supporting up to 8 big CPU cores. Octacore configurations (up to 8 large cores) will improve multi-threaded performance even more than Cortex A78
- The Cortex A78C’s 8-core setup enhances the multi-threaded performance needed for heavy workloads
- Cortex A78C also increases L3 cache to 8MB, which improves performance even further, especially for tasks with large data sets.
- When combined with a Mali GPU, an 8-core setup expands and enhances all-day gaming
- Mali G78 will improve graphics performance and battery life to support hard drives for more immersive, mobile gaming experiences for longer
- Cortex A78C also provides updates to device security and data. The main feature is Pointer Authentication (PAC) which helps to minimize attack surface to ensure the data on the device is kept safe.
Platform Snapdragon 8cx next-generation desktop of Qualcomm could be based on the Cortex A78C and events upcoming Qualcomm Tech Summit promises a lot of interesting things.