Tag: Vulkan


The PowerVR Developer Technology team is delighted to announce the latest version of our PowerVR Tools and SDK – 2018 Release 1. Following on from our major SDK Framework overhaul in our release late last year, this is yet another significant iteration. For starters, we have made further improvements to our SDK Framework, including new examples and documentation. We have … Continued

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As you may have seen, our latest PowerVR Tools and SDK release (2017 R2) is now available, and it includes some quite significant changes. One of the areas we’ve been working on is our documentation, with several improvements to which we would love to draw your attention. PowerVR Hidden Surface Removal (HSR) from “PowerVR Hardware Architecture Overview for Developers” Major … Continued

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Last week we were thrilled to bring you the announcement of the release of the latest version of the PowerVR SDK Framework 5.0 and Tools Release 2 for 2017. This offers a number of exciting changes and promises to make life easier for any and all developers working with PowerVR GPUs. One of the major developments with this new release … Continued

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We are delighted to announce the 2017 Release 2 of our PowerVR SDK and Tools. This is one of our more externally significant releases for our Framework, as there have been some major changes that we are sure many of you are going to appreciate. While our last release focused more on internal improvements, this time around there are a … Continued

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The automotive market is one of the most exciting sectors in the technology ecosystem, and as a result the industry is constantly fluctuating and evolving in order to keep at the forefront of new technology. This means the underlying hardware which powers the system must not only deliver great performance but must also be versatile. The automotive industry is a … Continued

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The title of this post uses the word ‘revelation’ instead of ‘revolution’ because mobile game engines are only inching their way toward using full-on ray tracing. The mobile game community wants ray tracing but the roadblock has been the lack of hardware fast enough to keep up with the challenging frame rates. This is where Imagination’s optimised for mobile, PowerVR … Continued

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The PowerVR architecture is quick to support the latest technologies, and the Vulkan API is a case in point. Vulkan is a modern API that enables developers to gain ‘low-level’ access to underlying graphics hardware, ensuring that the performance of that hardware can be maximised. Any apps displaying large volumes of data such as navigation apps are a great use … Continued

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The VR market is hotting up and is hitting the news in one form or another on a regular basis. Two recent cases in point are Sony’s PSVR, which is about to hit the market and Google’s announcement of its new line of Pixel branded hardware, which are Daydream enabled. Daydream is Google’s big push into the VR space and takes … Continued

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In this blog series we’re going to explain how to create cross-platform, cross-API graphics applications using the PowerVR Framework – all from one set of source code files! The series will be split into the following parts: PowerVR Framework: Getting started with the PVRApi Vulkan and OpenGL ES abstraction PowerVR Framework: Writing portable Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 apps with … Continued

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