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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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PowerVR GX5300: the world’s smallest GPU for next-generation wearables and IoT

       

The past six months have certainly been an exciting time for the wearable industry. We’ve seen new platform announcements from Ingenic, Ineda and Microchip, the rollout of several smartwatches and smart glasses from worldwide sellers, and the release of the new MIPS M5100 and M5150 CPUs designed for wearables and IoT. More recently, Archos has […]

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PowerVR Rogue GPUs achieve OpenGL ES 3.1 conformance, we go hands-on with a compute demo

       

We are very excited to announce that PowerVR Series6 GPUs have achieved full conformance with OpenGL® ES 3.1, the latest version of the well-known graphics API developed and maintained by the Khronos Group. Being able to offer PowerVR developers access to the latest graphics and compute feature set is something we firmly believe in and […]

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Mastering regular expression searches inside PVRTraceGUI

    

As part of our PowerVR SDK v3.3 development, we chose to refine navigation in PVRTraceGUI – our OpenGL ES analysis utility. This work consisted of many minor tweaks to simplify the interface. It also included a bigger change – a brand new search engine. One of the most important features of the new, streamlined Find […]

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PowerVR Rogue GPUs now shipping with 64-bit mobile computing platforms

      

This week Imagination has announced general availability of 64-bit drivers for silicon vendors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs. We are the first GPU IP provider to deliver fully implemented 64-bit drivers (kernel and user mode) running on all mainstream 64-bit CPU architectures that can be used in mobile, including ARMv8, Intel 64 Architecture (IA) and MIPS64. […]

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Implementing hybrid ray tracing in a rasterized game engine

         

For the past month, many of you have been asking on social media or in the comments section of our blog for a video recording of our hybrid rendering demo. Since some of our readers have missed our GDC 2014 sessions or didn’t get a chance to drop by and see our PowerVR Ray Tracing […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.3 is live, brings OpenGL ES 3.1 support

      

The first PowerVR SDK of 2014 (PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.3) is here, and brings with it a variety of improvements for our utilities. Key features include support for OpenGL® ES 3.1 in PVRVFrame emulation libraries, PVRTrace recording for Android 4.4 KitKat, the implementation of a new Monitor window in PVRTune, and a complete review and […]

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PowerVR GR6500: ray tracing is the future… and the future is now

            

If you follow Imagination and what we do, you may have heard about PowerVR Ray Tracing, hybrid rendering and the potential that these technologies have to revolutionize the user experience from mobile and console gaming to virtual and augmented reality. For the better part of the last eight years, we have been busy developing unique […]

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Soft Kitty: An overview of the latest OpenGL ES 3.0 technical demo from Imagination

       

Fur effects have traditionally presented a significant challenge in real time graphics. The latest desktop techniques employ Direct3D 11 tessellation to dynamically create hundreds of thousands of geometric hair follicles or fur strands on the fly. On mobile platforms, developers must make do with a far more restrained performance budget and significantly reduced memory bandwidth. […]

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