Arm Launches New Cortex-A78C CPU That Could Power Laptops
The company says the new more flexible octa-core configuration of the Cortex-A78C can scale multi-threaded performance that would improve gaming and productivity. Like the Cortex-A78, its new C variant is also compatible with the recently released Mali-G78 GPU. The new CPU also increases the L3 cache to 8MB, which could translate to higher performance, especially when working with large data sets, the publication says.
Arm also says that the new Cortex-A78C CPU improves data and device security and that its Pointer Authentication Code (PAC) can significantly reduce vulnerabilities that allow attackers to take over the flow of software control. The company says it will help keep data safe even when installing third-party apps.
Arm hasn’t clearly said if its new Cortex-A78C CPU will be part of the SoCs that power laptops or mobile gaming devices any time soon. If that happens, it will be interesting to see how the Cortex-A78C in laptop processors compares to the performance of Intel processor cores.