June 15, 2012 -- Imagination Technologies, Ltd. has announced new IP cores in its PowerVR Series6 GPU core family. The PowerVR G6230 and G6430 GPU IP cores are the latest in a family of PowerVR Series6 GPU cores and deliver high compute efficiency while minimizing power and bandwidth requirements.
Following on from the G6200 and G6400 cores, the PowerVR G6230 and G6430 offer two further design points in the Series6 family, which now includes two "two-cluster" and two "four-cluster" IP cores.
PowerVR G6200 and G6400 are designed to deliver the best performance at the smallest area possible for two- and four-cluster architectures, respectively, while the PowerVR G6230 and G6430 add incremental extra area for maximum performance while minimizing power consumption.
"With the four cores announced so far, PowerVR Series6 can target a wide range of markets and requirements," observed Tony King-Smith, Vice President of Marketing for Imagination. "With G6200, G6230, G6400 and G6430 we deliver power, performance and area that fits the wide range of differentiated designs our licensing partners want to create."
PowerVR Series6 is based on the scalable Rogue architecture and further cores will be announced to deliver the widest range of performance for licensing partners seeking to deploy a graphics IP solution with the optimal intersection of product differentiation and the shortest time-to-market.
Based on a scalable number of compute clusters, the PowerVR Rogue 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 G62xx and G64xx deliver high compute-power efficiency while minimizing power and bandwidth requirements. The PowerVR G62xx and G64xx, have two and four compute clusters, respectively.
PowerVR Series6 GPU cores are designed to offer computing performance exceeding 100GFLOPS and reaching the TFLOPS range enabling high-level graphics performance from mobile through to high-end compute and graphics solutions. Rogue cores are specified to ensure the fill rates required for the latest smartphones, tablets and TVs, as well as the multiple-screen support demanded by the automotive industry.
Rogue meets requirements for compute APIs including OpenCL 1.x and Renderscript Compute, delivering an optimal balance of performance versus power consumption for mobile and embedded devices. All members of the Series6 family are designed to support all features of the latest graphics APIs including the next generation of the OpenGL ES API, OpenGL 3.x/4.x, and DirectX10 with certain family members extending their capabilities to full WHQL-compliant DirectX11.1 functionality.
The PowerVR Series6 family delivers a significant portfolio of new technologies and features, including: advanced scalable compute cluster architecture; high-efficiency compression technology including loss-less image and parameter compression and PVRTC2 texture compression; an enhanced scheduling architecture; dedicated housekeeping processor based on Imagination's Meta technology; and a new generation tile-based deferred-rendering architecture. These features combine to produce a latency-tolerant architecture that consumes the lowest memory bandwidth in the industry while delivering the best performance per mm² and per mW.
Go to the Imagination Technologies, Ltd. website to find additional information.