Marvell Armada 628 – The new gen tri-core ARM processor

Abdullah Saad
Posted Sep 23, 2010
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Marvell has today released the world’s first tri-core mobile processor, meant for smartphone and tablets; the Armada 628.

Two of the three cores run at 1.5GHz while the third core runs at 624MHz. This lower power core is supposed to run basic cellular operations of the smartphone. The processor used multiprocessing and features a 1MB L2 cache.

The processor supports 1080p dual stream 3D video applications at 30fps and has 3D performance with quad unified shaders for 200 million triangles per second. The processor also has an integrated image signal processor. The thing supports dual LCDs, HDMI out and an advanced EPD controller along with USB 3.0. The Armada 624 samples are being shipped to customers right now.

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