PowerVR Furian Architecture
Improving our already industry-leading architecture
Designed to meet a wide variety of applications
The PowerVR Furian architecture is designed to maintain and widen the performance/mW gap over competing solutions. It is a scalable architecture designed to meet a wide variety of market segments and applications, over multiple generations of products. It ensures ease of implementation, being specifically designed for ease of layout, including support for new sub-14nm process geometries.
Several shifts in technologies and markets since the introduction of Rogue have driven the new architectural requirements of Furian:
The new architecture brings about significant improvements in performance and performance efficiency compared with the previous generation.
Designed for high performance applications like AR and VR
The Furian architecture is also designed to scale efficiently to the higher performance points required for applications such as AR and VR. It does this in a manner that mitigates performance density issues which are seen in some competing solutions.
As process nodes continue to shrink, it is important that the architecture can be efficiently laid out, especially as the design scales to higher performance levels. We have made changes from Rogue to Furian to ensure shorter path lengths with less congestion:
By creating a scalable, feature rich, power and performance dense architecture, the new PowerVR Furian architecture will power generations of cores. These cores will enable PowerVR to continue leadership in its existing markets such as mobile, tablets and automotive, and also create leading positions in new markets such as AR and VR.
News from Imagination
Last year, Imagination announced Furian, our newest graphics architecture and the first major update for PowerVR since 2012. This introduction marks a significant step in satisfying the ever increasing demands for more device performance, especially for new use cases such as
Update: We have now announced our first Furian-based core: the PowerVR Series8XT GT8525: find out more details here. Things move fast in the world of graphics. We announced the first PowerVR Rogue licensable GPU IP in 2012, a year after