PowerVR Furian Architecture

Improving our already industry-leading architecture

The PowerVR Furian GPU architecture is an evolution to the industry-leading PowerVR Rogue graphics architecture. Furian brings about a large number of completely changed blocks for improved performance, power and density. It encompasses the significant improvements made to Rogue architecture throughout its life span.

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:

Some of the most significant changes have been made in the ALU. These have enabled both an increase in real world performance as well as improving the density. By moving from an x16 to x32 pipeline, the performance is doubled. The specialised ALU pipelines are kept independent from the primary ALU pipes, to prevent contention issues reducing performance.

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

Furian ALU efficiency

PowerVR Series8XT: pushing power efficiency to the next level

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

Furian Iguana

Introducing Furian: the architectural changes

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