PowerVR Series9XE

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR

Delivering compelling graphics

PowerVR Series9XE GPUs are a new generation of PowerVR GPUs based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture, that raise the bar on graphics and compute in cost-sensitive devices, letting SoC vendors achieve a significant boost in performance with no impact on silicon area versus previous generation GPUs. Consumers today want exciting graphical applications and technologies in their devices, but they also often want those devices at the lowest possible cost.

High-performance architecture

PowerVR Series9XE GPUs deliver compelling graphical capabilities for even constrained price points, giving SoC developers a flexible family of GPUs that provides the right level of performance for products to stand out at any price point. The PowerVR Series9XE family of GPUs also benefit from improvements in the memory subsystem, reducing bandwidth by as much as 25% over previous generations to ensure the increased processing power can be fully exploited. Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) continues to be the most advanced and efficient approach to rendering. TBDR ensures the lowest possible bandwidth usage and the lowest amount of processing cycles per frame, and all of this leads to high-performance efficiency and the lowest power consumption per frame, outperforming other solutions.

The best user experience for cost-sensitive devices

With PowerVR Series9XE GPUs, SoC vendors and OEMs can minimize costs and power consumption while ensuring the best possible user experience for gaming and GUI in devices such as smartphones, automotive infotainment, set-top boxes and TVs.

Designed for low-power and cost efficiency

Other new features in the PowerVR Series9XE family include a new MMU, allowing a greater address range and standard support for 10-bit YUV across the range, without impacting area. Series9XE GPUs deliver the best possible real world user experience for GUI, HMI (human machine interface) and casual gaming on cost-efficient products including DTVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks/dongles, automotive infotainment and cluster electronics, and entry-level mobile and tablet devices.

High-performance

The best performance/mm2, 9XE GPUs provide improved gaming performance while maintaining the same fillrate density compared to the previous generation.

Architectural efficiency

Bandwidth savings of up to 25% over the previous generation GPUs through architectural enhancements including parameter compression with PowerVR lossless image compression and tile grouping.

Memory efficient

36-bit addressing for improved system integration, improved burst sizes for efficient memory accesses, and enhanced compression capabilities.

Low-power

Extremely low power consumption with Imagination’s proven Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) technology.

Virtualization and Security

Support for hardware virtualization and multi-domain security, enabling customers to build systems in which applications and operating systems can run independently and reliably on the same platform.

Industry standard API support

Support for Khronos graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 3.2, and Vulkan 1.0; and advanced compute and vision APIs such as RenderScript, OpenVX™1 and OpenCL® 1.2 EP*.

PowerVR Series9XE GPUs available in a range of configurations

The PowerVR Series9XE represent the continuing evolution of the Rogue architecture to provide the smallest silicon footprint and power profile. The highly scalable architecture enables easy, efficient generation of new IP cores to meet specific customer and market demands, with increases in area met by corresponding increases in fillrate and/or compute performance.

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PowerVR GE9425

Core architecture: PowerVR Rogue

Performance tier: High

Markets: Automotive, Consumer electronics, Gaming, Infotainment, Mobile, Set-Top bx, Smart TV, Smartphone, Surveillance, Tablets, UHDTV

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PowerVR GE9215

Core architecture: PowerVR Rogue

Performance tier: Mid-High

Markets: Automotive, Consumer electronics, Gaming, Infotainment, Mobile, Set-Top bx, Smart TV, Smartphone, Surveillance, Tablets, UHDTV

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PowerVR GE9115

Core architecture: PowerVR Rogue

Performance tier: Mid

Markets: Automotive, Consumer electronics, Gaming, Infotainment, Mobile, Set-Top bx, Smart TV, Smartphone, Surveillance, Tablets, UHDTV

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PowerVR GE9100

Core architecture: PowerVR Rogue

Performance tier: Low

Markets: Automotive, Consumer electronics, Gaming, Infotainment, Mobile, Set-Top bx, Smart TV, Smartphone, Surveillance, Tablets, UHDTV

Smarter GPUs for intelligent products

The PowerVR Series2NX neural network accelerator (NNA) is a standalone AI solution, but it also makes an ideal partner for the Series9 GPUs. Combined, they enable the deployment of low-power AI-ready SoCs within a minimal silicon area. The GPU manages classic vision algorithms, while the neural net processing is performed on the PowerVR NNA – and all within the same silicon footprint as competing standalone GPUs.

An extensive ecosystem of tools and support

PowerVR GPU technology is driven by one of the world’s largest engineering teams dedicated to graphics processor development. It is complemented by Imagination’s PowerVR Insider ecosystem, which provides extensive support and tools to an extensive and vibrant community of developers, who have already created hundreds of thousands of apps optimised for PowerVR powered devices.

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Design Optimisation Kits

To help our customers achieve the best possible implementation in the shortest possible time, we offer Design Optimisation Kits. They are a complete solution comprised of IP, libraries from partners, optimised reference floorplans and flows developed by us.

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PowerVR SDK and Tools

Including a cross-platform OS and API abstraction layer, as well as a library of helper tools for maths and resource loading. It also features optimised example applications to demonstrate the most efficient ways of implementing common 3D graphics effects on PowerVR GPUs.

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PowerVR Tools

Our suite of utilities is designed to enable rapid graphics application development. It targets a range of areas, including asset exporting and optimisation, PC emulation, prototyping environments, online and off-line performance, analysis tools and more.

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