Tag: TBDR


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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In the previous three sections, I discussed the need to match market requirements, our rapid adoption of multiple graphics APIs, and our uncompromising support for GPU compute across all our PowerVR GPU cores. In this section, I will dive more deeply into the underlying hardware architecture, highlighting a selection of the patented unique features, as well as the flexibility of … Continued

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Most modern GPUs don’t like to share data they own – daring to poke the bear will invariably incur a cost. This includes the PowerVR Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) architecture, which keeps a number of frames in-flight so that vertex, fragment and GPU compute tasks can be dynamically scheduled for execution. For an application to be optimal, a renderer … Continued

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As the accelerated rate of adoption for mass-market smartphones and tablets is creating an increased pull from OEMs and ODMs to promote hype and buzz terms above everything else, consumers can easily lose track of which solution is better and why. Recent product announcements like Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo K900, Alcatel One Touch HD range or Google Glass are living … Continued

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We are now back from various shows around the world where we had lots of discussion with developers about the use and longevity of Imagination’s Tile Based Deferred Rendering-based (TBDR) PowerVR architecture. Some had never heard of it (mainly those who were moving down from the console and PC space) and others who wanted to know if TBDR would ever … Continued

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