ARM Mali GPU Makes Advanced Graphics a Reality for All Consumers

Mali-300 GPU meets demand for compelling gaming and UIs on entry-level and mid-range portable and home devices

CAMBRIDGE, UK – NOV 22, 2010 – ARM today announced the ARM® Mali™-300 graphics processing unit (GPU), supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 and bringing High Definition (HD) graphics performance to entry-level and mid-range consumer devices. The new GPU offers a seamless upgrade path from the Mali-200 GPU to make immersive gaming and HD1080p user interfaces (UI) a reality for all consumers.

The area-optimized Mali-300 GPU delivers a performance level between the ARM Mali-200 and the scalable multi-core Mali-400 MP embedded graphics solutions. Built around the same basic architecture as Mali-400 MP, the single core Mali-300 GPU has an 8KB L2 cache enabling HD performance at industry-leading memory bandwidth efficiency. It provides a complete graphics acceleration platform based on the Khronos™ OpenGL® ES 2.0 open standard for advanced embedded graphics, allowing for the straightforward implementation of an affordable variety of advanced 3D content across all major mobile and embedded platforms.

“Consumers now expect engaging user experiences on all embedded devices, from entry level mobile phones through to set-top boxes and tablets,” said Lance Howarth, EVP and general manager, Media Processing Division, ARM. “Compelling graphics are a must in all screen-based devices and the Mali-300 GPU meets the demand for high-performance embedded graphics where silicon area, system bandwidth and battery power are limited. The Mali-300 GPU will make today’s high-end the new mainstream.”

The Mali-300 GPU offers support for the Khronos industry standards OpenVG™ 1.1, and OpenGL® ES 1.1/2.0, in common with other ARM Mali GPUs.. Straightforward application portability and development, as well as the flexibility to seamlessly upgrade to the Mali-400 MP GPU for scalable performance, are enabled through a single driver and application stack for the Mali-200, Mali-300 and Mali-400 MP GPUs. This minimizes the cost of hardware and software development and validation for SOC vendors.

About Mali Graphics Technology

The Mali GPU family scales from the smallest GPU in the world through to scalable multicore solutions for high frame-rate HD devices. Mali technology is widely adopted, currently having 31 licensees and ships in a growing range of consumer electronics devices. Together with its comprehensive ecosystem of Partners, ARM is uniquely positioned to offer IP and tools which address the complete range of graphics development activities - from System-on-Chip integration and software development through to content creation and optimization.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

OpenGL ES 2.0: The Mali-300 GPU is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at


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