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GPU performance analysis on Fantasy Warrior 3D with PVRTune

      

In my previous post I provided a brief introduction about our target platform (Cocos2d-x on PowerVR GPUs), and a set of profiling rule and tools. In this post I will demonstrate how to work with PVRTune to identify performance bottlenecks. Setup environment If you are interested in exploring the Fantasy Warrior 3D game, you can […]

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Leading video codec libraries add support for MSA

       

We’re currently experiencing a once-in-a-decade revolution in the world of digital entertainment. The rising popularity of video streaming services among consumers is creating whole new business models for companies involved in this fast-growing market. The good news is that standards bodies have been working diligently to prepare the industry for the shift to high-resolution video […]

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New MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 dev board puts the smart in IoT

     

There’s a new MIPS-based board that has started shipping from the electronics bazaar at Seed Studio: it is called LinkIt Smart 7688 and comes equipped with a MIPS-based Mediatek MT7688 chip. This Linux-based system supports 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and is one of the industry’s lowest power consumption SoC of its kind, sporting a MIPS CPU […]

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An overview of the new PowerVR Framework

     

It is 2016, and a new year brings new developments in the field of APIs! In preparation for these, we have created the PowerVR Framework. But what exactly is it? Simply put, the Framework is a cross-platform and cross-API framework which is fully optimised for PowerVR. It supports PowerVR assets and shows you how to […]

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Imagination’s Krishna Yarlagadda meets Indian President Pranab Mukerjee

 

As the global economy continues to nervously watch the slowing pace of China’s growth, its neighbor India recently launched a significant campaign to boost technology growth and entrepreneurship in the country. Start-up India, an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is aimed at promoting innovation by fostering its start-up ecosystem. According to NASSCOM, one […]

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A look at the PowerVR graphics architecture: Deferred rendering

     

In my previous article, I wrote about how our GPU architecture works. It’s a novel architecture which works unlike any other, and we call it a tile-based deferred renderer, or TBDR. The basic premises are simple enough in concept. First, we split the screen up into tiles to make them simpler to process and small […]

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How much software can a virtual machine run?

  

Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about software bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms.  Software verification is center-stage today, driving virtual platforms adoption as a mainstream methodology for embedded software development, debug and test. If you haven’t used virtual platforms (software simulation) yet, you may be wondering: How much […]

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Here are eleven PowerVR Graphics SDK tutorials for game developers

      

To further promote our PowerVR Graphics SDK v4.0 launch, we’ve assembled a collection of videos to help new and existing PowerVR developers familiarize themselves with our tools and utilities. PowerVR SDK The video provides an overview of the PowerVR SDK. The SDK includes a cross-platform OS and API abstraction layer, a library of helper tools […]

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Analyzing and optimizing the Cocos2d-x game engine for PowerVR GPUs

   

This is the first in a short series of posts about our recent collaboration with Chukong Technologies on the Cocos2d-x game engine. In my first article I will offer you a short overview of our analysis and optimization process for Cocos2d-x based graphics demo called Fantasy Warrior 3D. What is Cocos2d-x? Cocos2d-x is a suite […]

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