Tag: graphics


In my previous article, I wrote about how our GPU architecture works. It’s a novel architecture which works unlike any other, and we call it a tile-based deferred renderer, or TBDR. The basic premises are simple enough in concept. First, we split the screen up into tiles to make them simpler to process and small enough to fit entirely on … Continued

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Imagination designed its PowerVR Tile-Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) graphics architecture more than 20 years ago with a focus on efficiency across performance, power consumption and system level integration. This approach has equally been applied to our integration of compute functionality in our GPU architecture; PowerVR Rogue is the most recent version of our GPU architecture and it fully supports mobile … Continued

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Welcome to the penultimate post in my series of blog posts on Vulkan, thanks for following so far – one more to go after this one! In this post I’ll be doing some analysis of why and how Vulkan is an explicit API, and what exactly that means. There is a lot of mention of Vulkan being a low-level API, and in some ways that’s … Continued

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For the first time, Imagination Technologies is pleased to present two one-day mobile graphics workshops for our “Introduction to Mobile Graphics” university module. Get hands-on with PowerVR mobile graphics! These workshops are aimed at educators – specifically those working at universities teaching game development or computer science. The workshops present a course intended to introduce real-time rendering on mobile devices … Continued

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One of the main advantages of PowerVR GPUs lies in their ability to meet even the most demanding requirements across a wide range of markets, from mobile devices and smart TVs to automotive and game consoles. If mid- to high-end devices prioritize performance per mW and useful, differentiating features, the entry-level market is driven by performance per mm2 and fast … Continued

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PowerVR SDK v3.4 is the latest release that we are deploying this year. Key features include the addition of the latest compilers for PowerVR Series6 (FP16 and FP32) and Series6XT GPUs to PVRShaderEditor, providing more up-to-date shader profiling. PVRShaderEditor also adds new functionality to access the GLSL disassembly for these compilers as well as full instruction set documentation for PowerVR … Continued

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If you are like me, you probably keep track of the latest reviews for upcoming smartphones and tablets, wondering which device to buy next. Part of the review process for many new devices includes a section called benchmarks. This usually is the part that turns the comments box of many websites into a passionate debate on which processor is better. … Continued

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A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets for mobile, silicon vendors often … Continued

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This week Imagination has announced general availability of 64-bit drivers for silicon vendors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs. We are the first GPU IP provider to deliver fully implemented 64-bit drivers (kernel and user mode) running on all mainstream 64-bit CPU architectures that can be used in mobile, including ARMv8, Intel 64 Architecture (IA) and MIPS64. PowerVR GPUs are 64-bit ready … Continued

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Now that the dust has settled over GDC 2014, we have started collecting and analyzing the coverage from the launch of our ray tracing PowerVR Wizard GPU. The week we’ve spent in San Francisco has been one of the busiest we’ve had in recent history: alongside a full day of PowerVR sessions (including two presentations on ray tracing alone), there … Continued

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