Tag: ALU


As discussed in my previous blog posts and articles, Imagination’s engineering force is dedicated to efficiency. The PowerVR ‘Rogue’ architecture is our first architecture designed for compute. Of course, efficiency and common sense were liberally applied to the design process of this functionality. This approach helps us to deliver solutions that match true market requirements, while keeping in mind that … Continued

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GPU compute is one of the hottest topics today – but what exactly is it, and why should we all care about it for mobile devices? Answering the first question is relatively easy, as the name already gives it away: GPU compute is about using the GPU for something which is not graphics, but instead for generalized compute (usually in … Continued

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A unified architecture means that the ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units – the bits of the hardware that do all the number crunching as part of shader or compute program processing) are generic and not dedicated to specific processing tasks. This type of ‘universal (or unified) shading’ approach is unanimously recognised as the most efficient. Unified shaders execute tasks efficiently, irrespective … Continued

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