PowerVR Series9XE and Series9XM GPUs
Helping you keep costs down and expectations high
Our flexible design matches your exact market requirements
The best user experience for cost-sensitive devices
Consumers today demand cutting-edge graphical performance from their devices, but they also often want those devices at the lowest possible cost. With the new PowerVR Series9XE and Series9XM GPUs, SoC vendors and OEMs can minimise 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. The new PowerVR Series9XE and Series9XM GPUs deliver compelling graphical capabilities for even the most constrained price points.
The Series9XE builds on the success of the previous generation Series8XE by matching it for fill-rate density, while offering improved application performance of up to 20%. This helps Series9XE GPUs to deliver the best possible real-world user experiences, not only for fill-rate limited cases such as GUIs and HMI (human machine interfaces) and automotive infotainment and cluster electronics, but also for casual gaming in cost-sensitive product areas such as DTVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks/dongles, and entry-level to mid-range mobiles and tablets.
The Series9XM brings a new level of performance density leadership to the market, offering up to 50% improvement over the previous Series8XEP family. With increased compute density (GFLOPS/mm2), Series9XM GPUs represent the industry’s best graphics cores for compute and gaming on devices such as premium set-top boxes, mid-range smartphones, tablets, and automotive ADAS applications.
Available in a wide range of flexible configurations
Fine-grained scalability enables us to meet your requirements.
The PowerVR 9XE and 9XM GPUs 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.
We are initially rolling out several IP cores in each family, offering multiple ALU and texture performance balance points, coupled to single and multi-cluster designs.
Software and tools support
Imagination provides developers with free access to the cross-platform PowerVR SDK, designed to support all aspects of 3D graphics application development; as well as tools and utilities that ease development of 3D graphics and GPU compute applications. Developers can join the PowerVR Insider community, download the SDK for free and interact through developer forums.
In addition to powerful features such as Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR), advanced texture compression, and hardware virtualization support, both new designs benefit from improvements to the memory subsystems, reducing bandwidth by as much as 25% over previous generations. Other new features common to the 9XE and 9XM families include a wider 36-bit MMU, providing greater flexibility to address more memory, and support for 10-bit YUV colour as standard, delivering a wide colour gamut for a richer onscreen experience.
Ideal for use with the new PowerVR 2NX NNA
Imagination’s new PowerVR Series2NX neural network accelerator (NNA) lets companies build AI-ready SoCs at very low power consumption in minimal silicon area. It can be used standalone, but also makes an ideal partner for the Series9XE/9XM GPUs. The GPU can manage the classic vision algorithms, while offloading the neural net processing to the PowerVR 2NX NNA – and all within the same silicon footprint as a competing standalone GPU.