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Vulkan synchronisation and graphics-compute-graphics hazards: Part I

How do you mix and match rasterisation and compute in a modern GPU? In modern rendering environments, there are a lot of cases where a compute workload is used during a frame. Compute is generic (non-fixed function) parallel programming on the GPU, commonly used for techniques that are either challenging, outright impossible, or simply inefficient to implement with the standard graphics pipeline (vertex/geometry/tessellation/raster/fragment).

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Three key techniques for improving mobile game graphics using PVRTexTool

The power of silicon hardware has risen dramatically over the years, particularly in GPUs, allowing us to store and display more information on-screen at once. Player expectations have grown even faster, and so texture mapping remains a key technique for increasing the quality and detail of a video game world with minimal power and processing overhead. It is a core factor that enables mobile gaming to match the visual quality of modern desktop hardware. Exploring PVRTexTool and texture mapping has always been a critical technique in improving the visuals of a video game at a low processing cost.

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Why benchmarks are the missing piece of the ray tracing puzzle

Today, as the industry works on fleshing out the accelerated ray tracing ecosystem on Windows-based PCs, consoles, and eventually, onto other markets in the future, (with bigger GPUs leading the way), there’s a missing piece of the puzzle that’s yet to show up: ray tracing performance analysis software.

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PowerVR SDK and Tools 2019 Release 2 now available

The PowerVR SDK and Tools have been updated with brand new features and improvements. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most important and exciting new updates of this release.

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PowerVR PerfDoc – Performance Validation for PowerVR

Today we’re announcing the release of the brand new PVRPerfDoc – a custom version of PerfDoc that is tailored for PowerVR hardware. This Vulkan layer will ensure your applications will run smoothly on PowerVR.

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Improving Particle Systems on PowerVR

This article is part of our ongoing series about the PowerVR Performance Recommendations. Today we’ll be focusing on what particle systems are and how they can affect performance, so if you’re interested, why not take a look?

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