PowerVR G6100 Series6 'Rogue' Core Enables Mass-Market OpenGL ES3.0
PowerVR GPU Family Now Offers Range From Single-Cluster to Six Cluster Cores
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
--Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor,
communications and cloud technologies company, today announces the smallest
area member of the ground-breaking PowerVR Series6 'Rogue' family, which will
enable mass-market adoption of OpenGL ES 3.0.
PowerVR G6100 is a new area optimized GPU IP core that features one
'Rogue'-architecture shader execution cluster, making it the smallest and most
efficient graphics core designed for OpenGL ES 3.0 available on the market.
PowerVR Series6 is one of the first GPU architectures to achieve conformance
for OpenGL ES 3.0*.
The PowerVR G6100 joins the existing range of Series6 graphics IP cores to
build a comprehensive and flexible GPU roadmap of one, two, four and
six-cluster parts that address all aspects of the mobile and embedded market,
from mass-market smartphones and tablets to high-end designs.
Products shipping now from Imagination's partners are already showing the
benefits of OpenGL ES 3.0 in driving more and more processing onto the GPU for
the fastest graphics and compute performance, freeing CPU resources and
reducing power consumption in mobile devices. With G6100 Imagination can drive
the adoption of OpenGL ES 3.0, and this important movement of work onto the
GPU, from the most mass market phones to the most capable tablets and
G6100 is designed to enable high-quality graphics and efficient GPU compute
performance for mobile solutions where area is limited but advanced OpenGL ES
3.0 graphics performance is still desired. No other IP solution provides the
breadth of features or performance of G6100 in as efficient a silicon
G6100 offers the optimal balance between silicon area and performance for
designing an OpenGL ES 3.0 capable range of high resolution or multi-screen
low cost devices. The G6100's single USC (Unified Shader Cluster), combined
with a high performance texture mapping unit, is able to comfortably deliver
the same raw fill rates as multi-processor GPUs from the previous generation.
Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "With PowerVR Series6 we are
delivering our partners a truly scalable roadmap that addresses all
requirements from mass market mobile and embedded to high-end gaming and GPU
compute. The PowerVR G6100 is able to offer the best performance and lowest
power consumption at a very small area. Furthermore, its full software
compatibility with all other 'Rogue' cores means software development costs
across the family are kept to a minimum.
"We believe G6100 will drive mass market adoption of OpenGL ES 3.0 capable
ultra-portable mobile devices, from mass market smartphones to exciting new
categories like wearable computers."
Inside the PowerVR Series6 'Rogue' architecture
Based on a scalable number of compute clusters, the PowerVR Series6
architecture is designed to target the requirements of a growing range of
demanding markets from mobile to the highest performance embedded graphics
including smartphones, tablets, PC, console, automotive and TV. Using these
arrays of programmable computing elements PowerVR G6xxx cores deliver
class-leading GPU Compute power efficiency while minimising power and
PowerVR Series6 GPUs deliver full support for all popular and emerging GPU
compute APIs including OpenCL 1.x and Renderscript Compute/Filterscript,
delivering an optimal balance of performance versus power consumption for
mobile and embedded devices. Members of the Series6 family are designed to
support the features of the latest graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 3*/2/1.1,
OpenGL 3.x/4.x, and full WHQL-compliant DirectX9.3/10, with certain family
members extending their capabilities to DirectX11.1 functionality.
The PowerVR Series6 family of GPUs delivers a significant portfolio of new
technologies and features, including: advanced scalable compute cluster
architecture; high efficiency compression technology including lossless image
and parameter compression and the widely respected PVRTC2™ texture
compression; an enhanced scheduling architecture; dedicated housekeeping based
on Imagination's processor technology; and a new generation Tile Based
Deferred Rendering architecture. These features combine to produce a highly
latency tolerant architecture that consumes the lowest memory bandwidth in the
industry while delivering the optimal performance per mm2 or per mW depending
Imagination's PowerVR graphics technologies are licensed by world leading
companies to power iconic products delivering the best in smartphone, tablet,
TV and console apps, including the most advanced user interfaces and highest
PowerVR GPU technology is driven by one of the world's largest engineering
teams dedicated to graphics processor development. It is complemented by
Imagination's PowerVR Insider ecosystem, which provides extensive support and
tools to a vibrant community of more than 35,000 developers, who have already
created hundreds of thousands of apps optimised for PowerVR powered devices.
Imagination's PowerVR graphics technologies are the de facto standard for
mobile and embedded graphics. PowerVR Series6 is already in silicon with
multiple partners, with some already shipping.
* For full conformance information see: www.khronos.org
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About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor and
communication technologies - creates and licenses market-leading processor
solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU & embedded processing,
multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE and cloud
connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions
for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of
software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected
home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking,
telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination's licensees
include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network
operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United
Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.
CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contacts:
UK: David Harold
+44 (0)1923 260 511
USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini
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