Tag: Series6


If you think of smartphones and tablets as the go-to devices for personal computing, you’ve probably wondered quite a few times how technology has evolved to the point where consumers can now run demanding applications that bring unique, feature-rich user experiences yet rely on mobile chipsets requiring a few watts of power. The answer lies in efficient processing. All our … Continued

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When designing our PowerVR ‘Rogue’ architecture, all components were reworked and optimised for efficiency (more on this in a future article). Part of that effort came from a deeper consideration of the GPU compute angle. Therefore, in this article, I will focus on just two highlighted key features of the PowerVR Series6 GPU design that is linked to this effort. … Continued

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Over the years, our close partnership with MediaTek has resulted in the release of some very innovative platforms that have set important benchmarks for high-end gaming, smooth UIs and advanced browser-based graphics-rich applications in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Two recent examples include: MT8125/MT8389, an extension of MediaTek’s highly successful quad-core portfolio which integrates power-efficient PowerVR Series5XT graphics that … Continued

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High-end graphics on mobile: PowerVR Series5XT and Series6 GPUs take on OpenGL ES 2.0 and 3.0 (part 2) If the first segment of my two-part article on the history of PowerVR GPUs and OpenGL ES focused on the two families that set the game rules for mobile graphics (PowerVR Series4 and Series5), this second installment gives some insight into PowerVR … Continued

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Design optimization is perhaps one of the most talked about topics inside the semiconductor world right now. Recognizing the growing need among our silicon partners for a validated solution that provides the flexibility to optimize for power, performance or area (PPA) in SoC implementations, we have created the Design Optimization Kit (DOK) – a complete and versatile design optimization package … Continued

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SIGGRAPH 2013 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from five continents to Anaheim, California, for one of the most respected technical and creative programs focusing on industry and academic topics encompassing research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web. SIGGRAPH 2013 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics … Continued

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Ultimately, no matter how good your hardware design is in terms of spot-on feature set, flexibility and scalability, it can all be let down by poor and inefficient driver software or a lack of compatible content. But again this is an area where Imagination can fall back on many years of solid experience and an impeccable track record of delivering … Continued

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Simple 2D operations continue to be very common in embedded systems. But as modern embedded GPUs increasingly become GFLOPS monsters to handle advanced functionality such as complex 3D graphics and compute, they become increasingly less efficient at handling simple 2D data movement operations. Data handling with PowerVR’s dedicated 2D core Staying true to the concept of ‘the right core for … Continued

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One of the biggest contributors to bandwidth in mobile graphics is the bandwidth linked to texture mapping. This is especially true with increasing screen resolutions, as ever-higher resolution textures are required to maintain image quality, and thus ever more data is being read by the GPU. Reducing texture bandwidth and power with PVRTC and PVRTC2 Imagination recognised this fact early on. PowerVR … Continued

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