AMLogic 8-core ARM Mali-450 MP8 spotted in the wild

Techcon 13: 4 A9s and 8 Mali-450s make an AMLogic AML8726-M8

AMLogic LogoFor those of you waiting for an 8-core ARM Mali GPU, your prayers have been answered in the form of the AMLogic AML8726-M8 SoC. Better yet at Techcon 13 SemiAccurate actually saw one up and running in the wild.

AMLogic AML8726-M8 SoC with Mali 450MP8 GPU

Howdy M8, that’s a mighty big GPU you have there

Not much more to say other than the demo tablet pictured above we saw and played with on the show floor. As the sign says it is a 2GHz quad-core ARM A9 CPU with an 8-core ARM Mali 450 GPU, MP8 if you must use the Queen’s English. As far as we are aware this is the first iteration of the MP8 architecture, something we weren’t really expecting with the advent of the Mali T720 GPU. It just goes to show that area, energy use, and cost can still outweigh bullet points on a sales chart. Isn’t diversity great?S|A

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