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The ARM® Mali™-T658 GPU, based on the Midgard architecture and built on proven technology leadership, is a GPU for use in devices optimized to bring breathtaking graphical displays to consumer applications such as 3D graphics, visual computing, augmented reality, procedural texture generation and voice recognition.

The Mali-T658 delivers desktop-class performance, achieved by doubling the number of GPU cores, doubling the number of arithmetic pipelines within each core and improving the compiler and pipeline efficiency.

The ARM Mali-T658 GPU supports multiple Compute APIs, including Khronos® OpenCL 1.1 (Full Profile), Google Renderscript compute and Microsoft DirectCompute. It provides native hardware support for 64-bit scalar and vector, integer and floating-point data types - fundamental to accelerate complex and computationally intensive algorithms. Complete support for Khronos APIs is maintained across the Mali-T600 Series of GPUs.

The Job Manager within Mali-T600 Series GPUs offloads task management from the CPU to the GPU and enables seamless load balancing across active shader cores. Concurrent delivery of a common set of compatible drivers for all Midgard architecture-based Mali GPUs enables faster time-to-market and minimizes software upgrade costs for future implementations.

The Mali-T658 GPU takes advantage of ARM CoreLink Cache Coherent Interconnect (CCI-400) technology, enabling faster and more efficient sharing of data with other processors in the system.

*Mali GPUs noted as based on a published Khronos Specification are conformant, or expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at http://www.khronos.org/conformance.

The Mali-T658 delivers up to ten times the graphics performance of the Mali-400-MP GPU, as well as a four times increase in GPU Compute performance when compared with the Mali-T604 GPU.


Features Value Description
Anti-Aliasing 4xFSAA
4x Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) with minimal performance drop
API Support OpenGL® ES 1.1, 2.0
OpenVG™ 1.1
OpenCL™ 1.1
DirectX® 11
Full support for next-generation and legacy
2D/3D graphics applications
Bus Interface AMBA®4 ACE-LITE
Compatible with a wide range of bus
interconnect and peripheral IP
L2 Cache Configurable 32KB-256KB 32KB recommended per core
Memory System

Virtual Memory

Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory
Multi-Core Scaling 1 to 8 cores
A single IP covering a range of mid to high-end product requirements and price/performance points


Mali Developer Resources

The Mali Developer Center provides a wide range of third party development tools, middleware and existing demonstration applications to assist in the deployment of graphics applications and content on Mali-T658 based systems.

 Content Creation  • Mali Texture Compression Tool
• Mali Asset Conditioning Tool
 Software Development • OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 Emulator
• OpenGL ES 2.0 Software Development Kit
• Mali User Interface Engine
• Mali Binary Asset Exporter
 Shader Authoring • Mali Shader Development Studio
• Mali Offline Shader Compiler
• Mali Shader Library
 Performance Analysis • DS-5 Streamline

Processor IP

Cortex-A7 The ARM Cortex™-A7 MPCore™ processor is the most efficient application processor ARM has ever developed and dramatically extends ARM’s low-power leadership in future entry level smart phones, tablets and other advanced mobile devices. 


The ARM Cortex-A8 processor has the ability to scale in speed from 600MHz to greater than 1GHz, meeting the requirements for power-optimized mobile devices needing operation in less than 300mW and performance-optimized consumer applications requiring 2000 Dhrystone MIPS.


Available as either a single core or configurable multicore processor, the Cortex-A9 processor can scale across a wide variety of applications. This makes it an ideal solution for designs requiring high performance in low power or thermally constrained cost-sensitive devices.



The Cortex-A15 MPCore processor delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.

System IP

System IP provides the interconnect and peripheral components that enable Mali-T604 to deliver its full performance potential within energy efficient SoC designs

AMBA AXI Interconnect and Peripherals

System IP generators, level-2 cache control, memory controllers and peripherals compatible with the AMBA AXI standard.

Physical IP

Physical IP Platforms deliver process optimized IP, for best-in-class implementations of the Mali-T604 graphics processor

Standard Cell Logic Libraries

Available in a variety of different architectures ARM Standard Cell Libraries support a wide performance range for all types of SoC designs. Designers can choose between different libraries and optimize their designs for speed, power and/or area

Memory Compilers and Registers

A broad array of silicon proven SRAM, Register File and ROM memory compilers for all types of SoC designs ranging from performance critical to cost sensitive and low power applications

Interface Libraries

A broad portfolio of silicon-proven Interface IP designed to meet varying system architectures and standards. General Purpose I/O, Specialty I/O, High Speed DDR and Serial Interfaces are optimized to deliver high data throughput performance with low pin counts

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Visit the ARM Mali Developer Center- an online portal for a growing community of developers, technology partners, software vendors and content companies to create a thriving community around Mali embedded graphics IP. Members can benefit from a wealth of information though the forum and can access a range of materials including tools, sample code, development boards, drivers and documentation.
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