The Cortex-A78C CPU provides a scalable solution with advanced security features and large big-core configurations.
The Cortex-A78C CPU is built on the foundation of the Cortex-A78 CPU as part of a scalable solution with advanced security and architecture features allowing up to eight big-core-only CPU configurations. Along with this enhanced CPU configuration, the Cortex-A78C also includes memory system improvements allowing up to 8MB of shared L3 Cache for demanding workloads, including AAA gaming, multimedia editing and other professional productivity suites.
Arm Cortex-A78C CPU
||Pipeline||Out of order|
|Neon / Floating Point Unit||Included|
|Max number of CPUs in cluster
|Physical Addressing (PA)||40-bit
|Memory system and external interfaces
||L1 I-Cache / D-Cache||32KB or 64KB|
|L2 Cache||256KB to 512KB|
|L3 Cache||Optional, 512KB to 8MB
|Bus interfaces||AMBA ACE or CHI|
|Functional Safety Support||ASIL D systematic|
|Interrupts||GIC interface, GICv4|
|Debug||Armv8-A (plus Armv8.2-A extensions)|
|Embedded Trace Macrocell||ETMv4.2 (instruction trace)|
Compare the specifications of Cortex-A Armv7-A and Armv8-A processors:
Key features compared to Cortex-A78
- DynamIQ Shared Unit allows up to eight big-core-only configurations in one cluster, with up to 8MB L3 cache.
- Pointer Authentication significantly reduces exploits and prevents attackers from taking control of the software control flow.