Apple’s mate, Imagination Technologies, has chosen CES 2012 to lift the lid on its first PowerVR Series6 GPU cores, and it sounds like we’re in for a treat.
Intelligent Technologies boasts that its PowerVR Series 6 GPUs can deliver 20x the performance of current gen GPU cores, enabled by architecture that’s 5x more efficient. Good times.
Specifically, these new GPU guys are the PowerVR G6200 and G6400, with two and four compute clusters respectively.
We’re told to expect everything from “advanced content creation and image processing to sophisticated augmented reality and environment-aware solutions.” Oh, and “ultra-realistic gaming”. Awesome-o.
Imagination Technologies’ CEO, Hossein Yassaie, screamed: “Based on our experience in shipping hundreds of millions of GPU cores, plus extensive market and customer feedback, we have been able to set a new standard in GPU architecture, particularly in the areas of power, bandwidth and efficiency – the key metrics by which GPUs are now judged.
“We are confident that with the Rogue architecture we have a very clear technology advantage and an exceptional roadmap for the PowerVR Series6 family which our partners can depend on.”
Apple already uses Imagination Technologies GPUs in its iPads, iPhones and iPod touches, so there’s a good chance we’ll see the new PowerVR Series 6 GPUs pop up in future iDevices.