ARM Announces Mali Egil Video Processor with VP9 Decode, VP9 & HEVC Encode, and 4K @ 120 Hz Support

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ARM has recently introduced Mali “Egil” video processor with support for VP9 Profile 0 (8-bit) and 10-bit Profile 2decoding, as well as VP9 8-/10-bit, and HEVC Main 10 encoding, on top of the currently supported codecs in Mali V550 VPU unveiled in 2014.

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The new VPU can also support displays ranging from 1080p60 up to 4K @ 120 Hz depending on the number of cores chosen in the VPU, clocked at 800 Mhz, and manufacturing using 16 nm FinFET technology.

Mali_Egil_Resolution_4K_120HzMali Egil also brings some other improvements such as a redesign of the motion estimation engine, and finer granularity. From a user’s perspective, that means that 4K YouTube videos should be available in premium mobile devices soon, as well as higher quality video conference thanks to H.265 encode and decode.

You can find some more information in the “Introduction to the Mali Egil Video Processor” presentation slides.

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Gaetano
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Can you imagine this inside a new “Raspberry PI4”??!? It would be really amazing …..

natsu
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natsu

unfortunatelly on android, hardward video encoding is not used outside of video recording

Oren Maurice
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Oren Maurice

Actually, that’s not so. Since MediaCodec has been introduced in android 4.1, it’s perfectly possible to encode video with hardware support. Been doing that for years.

TLS
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It’s just a shame that we’re unlikely to see this in a chip for at least a year and then it’ll most likely be the single or dual core version, as to not to waste precious silicon on something that’s actually useful…

theguyuk
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theguyuk

Arm sure don’t choose a naming standard that helps the users recognise which graphics are faster, better.

Emanuel
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Emanuel

Gaetano :
Can you imagine this inside a new “Raspberry PI4”??!? It would be really amazing …..

Because Raspberrys are well known for their strong GPU lol

alfon
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alfon

The text says “The new VPU can also support displays ranging from 1080p60 up to 4K @ 120 Hz”, but the table shows 1080p80.

kpops
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The real question IMO is whether an SOC with the 3/6 core versions will be cheap enough to push 4K HFR to a bunch of devices