ARM floats power-sipping Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things things

50% reduced energy claim

ARM has launched the Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things (IoT) with - the firm claims - half the power consumption of the Mali-400.

The Mali-470 targets wearables but could be used in lower-end smartphones as it supports OpenGL ES 2.0 - necessary for Android Wear.

Mali is best paired with the Cortex-A7s and A53s for optimal performance with 'leccy-dieting System on Chip (SoC) devices, according to ARM.

ARM suggested its GPU will expand "the smartphone experience into a wider range of devices including wearables, home gateways and appliances, industrial control panels and healthcare monitors".

Talking to The Register, ARM's senior product manager Steve Steele said the Mali-400 and Mali-450 GPUs had already shipped in over a billion devices by 2015. ®

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