Imagination First to Show New 3DMark OpenGL ES 3.0 Benchmark From Futuremark

Imagination First to Show New 3DMark OpenGL ES 3.0 Benchmark From Futuremark

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS,
Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) wowed visitors to Mobile World Congress today
with the first public demonstration of 3DMark's Cloud Gate benchmark test
running on mobile hardware. 3DMark Cloud Gate is a new OpenGL ES 3.0 benchmark
for mobile platforms from Futuremark, a leading provider of high-performance
benchmarking software.

Imagination is exclusively demonstrating 3DMark Cloud Gate running on its
PowerVR Series6 Rogue GPU at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona (Hall 6,
6E30) from February 25-27.

3DMark is a popular cross-platform benchmark for PCs, notebooks and mobile
devices. 3DMark Cloud Gate, previously only available on PCs and notebooks,
has been adapted to run on Android and iOS devices using a state-of-the-art
OpenGL ES 3.0 renderer.

Says Oliver Baltuch, president, Futuremark: "I am delighted that Imagination
has chosen 3DMark to show off the compelling capabilities of their technology.
3DMark Cloud Gate is a very demanding benchmark, but it looks incredible
running on Imagination's impressive PowerVR GPUs."

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "We are very pleased to be
the first to demonstrate 3DMark Cloud Gate and its advanced OpenGL ES 3.0
features as the latest step in our long-standing partnership with Futuremark."

Inside the 3DMark Cloud Gate demo on PowerVR Series6 GPUs

Taking advantage of OpenGL ES 3.0 API features that improve hardware and
developer efficiency 3DMark Cloud Gate showcases the advantages of the PowerVR
Series6 Rogue architecture.

The fully multi-threaded engine used in Cloud Gate implements a deferred
renderer that first accumulates transformed geometry data, before computing
per pixel lighting.

The lighting passes use the following advanced techniques:

  *Shadow map using light volumes
  *Attenuated volumetric illumination and ray casting
  *Multiple render targets
  *Particle system using transform feedback
  *Depth of field
  *Procedural FFT-based bloom filter using HDR render targets

3DMark Cloud Gate is the first benchmark for mobile platforms to make heavy
use of HDR rendering along with deferred lighting, resulting in a unique
workload for modern embedded graphics platforms. 3DMark Cloud Gate is
available for Windows PCs today, and is coming soon to Android and iOS:
http://www.futuremark.com/3dmark.

About Futuremark

Futuremark® creates the world's most popular benchmark tests. Futuremark's
3DMark®, PCMark®, Powermark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of
people measure and improve the performance of their PCs and mobile devices.
Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California, Taipei, Taiwan and Helsinki,
Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of
billions of people throughout the world. The company's broad range of silicon
IP (intellectual property) includes the key multimedia, communications and
general purpose processors needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that
power all mobile, consumer, automotive, enterprise, infrastructure, IoT and
embedded electronics. These are complemented by its unique software and cloud
IP and system solution focus, enabling its licensees and partners get to
market quickly by creating and leveraging highly differentiated SoC platforms.
Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor
manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the
world's most iconic and disruptive products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contacts:
        
         UK: David Harold
         david.harold@imgtec.com
         +44 (0)1923 260 511
        
         USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini
         jen.bernier@imgtec.com
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