PowerVR Developer Documentation

PowerVR Developer Tools​

Our developer documentation site is packed full of documents on topics from across the PowerVR ecosystem.

  • Browse our most popular documents online, in a modern modular format.
  • Find answers quickly, using the powerful built-in search.
  • Navigate quickly to the parts that matter to you.

Take a look and see how easy it is.

New to graphics development?

If you’re new to PowerVR or graphics development in general then our Getting Started section is definitely for you.

This includes:

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Looking to learn something new?

Our growing Graphics Techniques section will show you how we’ve implemented powerful techniques in our SDK examples.

Take a look:

Want to get the best performance from your applications?

We have a great section called PowerVR Optimisations and Recommendations which is all about refining your applications to get the best performance on PowerVR GPUs.


Brush up on your PowerVR knowledge

If you’ve just picked up a new PowerVR device or are ready to get going with our PowerVR SDK and Tools. Take a look at PowerVR Tools Manuals and Quick Start Guides and PowerVR SDK.

These sections give you a detailed look at the features and functionality of each of our powerful tools and also provide a guide to the PowerVR Framework.

Finally, we also have our PowerVR Reference Documentation. This section is full of guides, specifications, and whitepapers about Imagination’s various file formats, architectures, and techniques.

Some of our more popular documents are:

Support & resources

Get your answers online with our comprehensive documentation, developer forum and our dedicated PowerVR developer support desk.