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Launching the ray tracing PowerVR Wizard GPUs at GDC 2014

             

Now that the dust has settled over GDC 2014, we have started collecting and analyzing the coverage from the launch of our ray tracing PowerVR Wizard GPU. The week we’ve spent in San Francisco has been one of the busiest we’ve had in recent history: alongside a full day of PowerVR sessions (including two presentations […]

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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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OpenGL ES 3.1 goes official at GDC 2014

             

PowerVR Rogue GPUs already running demos of the latest mobile API at GDC 2014 Almost two years after revealing their last major revision to the mobile-oriented OpenGL® ES graphics API, the Khronos Group is ready to unveil a brand new upgrade to the specification aimed at bringing a selection of desktop-level yet power efficient features […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: PVRTune GUI basics

       

This blog post is about the PVRTune, the PowerVR hardware performance analysis tool included in the PowerVR Graphics SDK. Here I am going to cover the basics of the PVRTune GUI. The first blog post of this series can be found here: PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: Profiling a render with PVRTune. Connection box Placed […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: Profiling a render with PVRTune

     

This blog post is about PVRTune, the PowerVR hardware performance analysis tool included in the PowerVR Graphics SDK. PVRTune collects performance data in real-time to get a very detailed view of what is the GPU doing (again, in real time). This helps you identify the bottlenecks in your render, regardless of how obscure they might […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: Introducing PVRMonitor

         

This blog post is dedicated to PVRMonitor, our newest hardware profiling tool for Android devices. PVRMonitor displays real-time CPU and GPU performance data as bar graphs (where a low load is green and a high load is red) in a persistent overlay on top of all the other windows. This is done using Android’s Hardware […]

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Introducing the PowerVR Insider Feedback system

   

Since its release, our PowerVR Graphics SDK and Utility roadmap has always been strongly influenced by the developers that use it – both indie and AAA. We’ve collected feedback over email, on the forums and, of course, in person! The downside is we have a very good understanding of a specific developer’s requirements, but not […]

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Imagination hosts DTG Emerging Technologies group meeting

        

Following successful events at Dolby and the 5G Innovation Lab at the University of Surrey, the third meeting of the DTG Emerging Technologies group was hosted by Imagination on 14th November 2013.  For those unable to attend, here’s a brief summary on what was discussed. The Emerging Technologies group is an initiative established by the […]

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