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How to select the best PowerVR GPU for your processor

      

In an article published recently I provided an overview of the most common metrics used to measure the relative performance of GPUs. I also covered how these metrics are reflected in some of the most popular graphics benchmarks available to silicon vendors, OEMs and consumers. Today I am going to offer you a quick how-to […]

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The latest PowerVR SDK v3.4 and tools are live!

       

PowerVR SDK v3.4 is the latest release that we are deploying this year. Key features include the addition of the latest compilers for PowerVR Series6 (FP16 and FP32) and Series6XT GPUs to PVRShaderEditor, providing more up-to-date shader profiling. PVRShaderEditor also adds new functionality to access the GLSL disassembly for these compilers as well as full […]

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A consumer’s guide to graphics benchmarks

     

If you are like me, you probably keep track of the latest reviews for upcoming smartphones and tablets, wondering which device to buy next. Part of the review process for many new devices includes a section called benchmarks. This usually is the part that turns the comments box of many websites into a passionate debate […]

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New PowerVR Graphics SDK and tools tutorials are now available online

    

For those of you who are not familiar with Imagination, we are the leading provider of GPUs in mobile, having shipped in over a billion devices, from smartphones, tablets and wearables to smart TVs, set-top boxes and other embedded platforms. Our PowerVR SGX and Rogue families have been used by semiconductor vendors like Allwinner, Intel, […]

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New MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android debuts

       

Features a 1.2GHz MIPS-based, dual-core Ingenic apps processor that runs Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat A few weeks ago, when I first published an article titled MIPS CPUs, the perfect Linux machines, the first question I got from a lot of developers from the Linux community was: When can I get access to a […]

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Unite 2014, Seattle: PowerVR Ray Tracing behind the lightmaps in the Unity editor

    

This August, Seattle saw a flood of game developers coming into town for Unite 2014, the eighth annual Unity conference held at the Seattle Center. Among the exciting sessions and keynote speeches, Jens Fursund from our PowerVR Ray Tracing team was there to introduce the upcoming Unity 5 lightmap editor which uses our ray tracing […]

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Here are eight PowerVR Graphics SDK tutorials for game developers

      

In anticipation of our PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.3 Release 2 launch, we’ve assembled a collection of videos to help new and existing PowerVR developers familiarize themselves with our tools and utilities. PVRGeoPOD The PVRGeoPOD overview video offers a concise explanation of the main functions of PVRGeoPOD — a 3D scene exporter tool that saves data […]

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My week with Dell Venue 8, the first Android tablet to use a PowerVR Rogue GPU

      

Intel® Atom™ processor Z3460/Z3480 supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 out of the box Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. When Intel first announced the new Atom Z3460/Z3480 (Merrifield) processors back in February, I was curious to find out the list of […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.3 Release 2 is live!

      

The second release of the PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.3 is now available. We’ve built on our previous release to provide further support for OpenGL ES 3.1. For example, we’ve added an OpenGL ES 3.1 PC Emulation SDK for Windows and Linux, demonstrating new API features such as compute shaders. We have also added GLSL ES […]

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The complete guide to PowerVR Rogue GPUs: specifications, features, API support

While writing the conclusion for the article announcing OpenGL® ES 3.1 conformance for PowerVR Rogue GPUs, I suddenly realized that we now have more than ten apps processors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs; this includes various configurations of dual or quad-cluster PowerVR Series6 graphics processors. Therefore, I came up with this idea of offering a bite-sized […]

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