The Arm Cortex-A17 processor is the highest performance Armv7-A processor
The Arm Cortex-A17 processor offers 60% more single thread performance over the Cortex-A9 in a power and area-efficient package, which makes it ideal for mid-range solutions. The processor includes the latest Armv7-A features such as virtualization support, Large Physical Addressing Extension (LPAE), Neon and 128-bit ACE interface.
|Multicore||1-4x Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP) within a single processor cluster, and multiple coherent SMP processor clusters through AMBA 4 ACE technology. Compatible with CCI-400 for up to two clusters.
|Memory Management Unit (MMU)
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|Debug and Trace
Compare the specifications of Cortex-A Armv7-A and Armv8-A processors:
The Cortex-A17 processor is optimized for maximum performance for mobile mid-range power budgets. With 60% more single thread performance over the Cortex-A9 processor, the Cortex-A17 processor is the fastest mid-range solution available.
Additionally, the Cortex-A17 processor offers 50% performance uplift over Cortex-A9 on Neon and FPU workloads, boosting performance of any code leveraging this capability such as audio and video codecs.
With expected frequencies beyond 2.5GHz in 28nm, the Cortex-A17 processor can be scaled in size to meet a range of different application demands. Topologies are expected to vary depending on the use case due to the malleability of the Cortex-A17 processor.