POWERVR Graphics

PowerVR™ Series5 IP Core


The PowerVR™ SGX Series5 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) IP core family is a series of highly efficient graphics acceleration IP cores that meet the multimedia requirements of the next generation of consumer, communications and computing applications.

PowerVR SGX Series5 architecture is fully scalable for a wide range of area and performance requirements, enabling it to target markets from low cost feature-rich mobile multimedia products to very high performance consoles and computing devices.

The family incorporates the revolutionary Universal Scalable Shader Engine (USSE™), with a feature set that exceeds the requirements of OpenGL 2.0 and Microsoft Shader Model 3, enabling 2D, 3D and general purpose (GP-GPU) processing in a single core.

  • Most comprehensive IP core family and roadmap in the industry
  • Series5 shader-driven tile-based deferred rendering (TBDR) architecture
  • Fully programmable GPU using unique USSE architecture
  • Support for all industry standard mobile and desktop graphics APIs and operating sytems
  • Fully backwards compatible with PowerVR MBX
  • Extensive product line supports all area/performance requirements
  • Low risk solution for all embedded graphics applications
  • Shader-based architecture enables near photo realistic image quality
  • Fully compliant proven implementations of all APIs
  • Lowest power consumption and silicon footprint
  • Low host CPU and memory system bandwidth load



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