New ARM Mali-450 GPU to bring enhanced graphics performance to smartphones on a budget
Mali-450 graphics processor, which at the same clock speeds will be twice faster than the Mali-400, that is in the Samsung Galaxy S II, since it will have eight instead of four cores.
This will put its performance on par with the overclocked Mali-400 in the Galaxy S III, and, of course, manufacturers can overclock Mali-450 in its turn to achieve a significant performance boost.
The new GPU is aimed towards volume markets, since the high-end for future smartphones and tablets with ARM chips is reserved for Mali-T604 and the scorching Mali-T658, both of which will support the upcoming OpenGL ES 3.0 environment, while Mali-450 won't.
Skrymir, circa 2014, and we don't even dare to imagine the possibilities of that one. Mali-450, however, will bring powerful graphics to mid-range phones that won't break the bank, and we are all for that.