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The future of mobile embedded GPUs - PowerVR Series7 infographic

The future of mobile and embedded GPUs [infographic]

   

With the new PowerVR Rogue GPUs making appearances in several mobile chips, we’ve designed an infographic which outlines the future of graphics processing on smartphones, tablets, wearables and more. The graphic helps consumers understand how the newer GPUs stack up against their predecessors and what are the unique advantages of PowerVR over competing solutions. We’ve […]

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A look at the PowerVR graphics architecture: Tile-based rendering

      

I’m fond of telling the story about why I joined Imagination. It goes along the lines of: despite offers to go work on graphics in much sunnier climes, I took the job working on PowerVR Graphics here in distinctly un-sunny Britain because I was really interested in how Tile-Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) could work in […]

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Toshiba TZ5000 chip

Toshiba TZ5000 processors combine PowerVR, Ensigma for IoT, wearables and streaming devices

     

In a recent blog article, I covered a few announcements from MWC related to chips using MIPS CPUs for IoT and M2M applications, a market that is set to continue growing exponentially in the next decade. Executives at Cisco are predicting that the IoT phenomenon will be worth $19 trillion over a ten year period […]

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Firefox OS home screen - MIPS PowerVR

Firefox OS now running on a MIPS-based reference tablet

       

Over 7 billion people call Earth home but only about a third own a mobile device. This means there is vast potential for companies to innovate and bring the exciting mobile web experience to new consumers, especially in fast-growing markets such as South America, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe and many others. Imagination plays a vital […]

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Imagination joins with industry leaders to drive open security

     

Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some […]

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PowerVR Rogue GPUs running early Vulkan demo (2)

Trying out the new Vulkan graphics API on PowerVR GPUs

    

Vulkan™ is a next-generation, high-performance graphics and compute API developed by the Khronos Group. Previously known as glNext, Vulkan has been designed to address some of the shortcomings of the original OpenGL® API which was introduced 22 years ago. Here is a summary of Vulkan extracted from the official press release: Ground-up redesign of the […]

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PowerVR G6020 GPU - applications

New PowerVR G6020 GPU targets ultra-affordable mobile and IoT devices

Even though most headlines at MWC 2015 will tend to focus on flagship devices, a lot of the growth in mobile at the moment is coming from emerging markets where sub-$100 smartphones are selling in large volume. Today we are introducing PowerVR G6020, a new and highly efficient Rogue GPU that provides an ideal solution […]

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PowerVR Series5 video: H.265 vs H.264 quality comparison

PowerVR Series5 video encoders scale from wearable to professional markets

    

Jeff Bier wrote in his monthly column that CES 2015 marked the year when the Internet of Things (or what I’d like to call connected devices) began to see. Whether it’s a sports camera, smartphone or a professional DSLR, most video content of the future will be encoded using formats such as H.265 or VP9, […]

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PowerVR GT7900: redefining performance efficiency in graphics

     

This year MWC and GDC 2015 are happening during the same week which is unfortunate for me because I really enjoy going to both events. Although attended by different demographics, a common theme you will be hearing next week is how the exponential increase in performance is paving the way for console-quality graphics on next-generation […]

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New and affordable mobile devices for PowerVR developers

       

A lot of you have been asking us recently about chipsets using PowerVR GPUs and mobile devices using these SoCs that you can buy worldwide. This blog post lists the most popular smartphones and tablets using PowerVR Rogue GPUs. I also plan to update this article periodically, by adding new SoCs and devices as they […]

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