Graphics processors that power iconic products
PowerVR graphics processors enable a cutting-edge, power-efficient and flexible solution for all forms of multimedia processing, including 3D and 2D graphics as well as high performance GPU compute all in the same unified engine.
Powering the most demanding gaming environments
PowerVR graphics technologies are licensed by world leading companies to power products delivering the best in smartphone, tablet, TV and console apps, including the most advanced user interfaces and highest performance gaming.
An extensive ecosystem of tools and support
Design Optimisation Kits
PowerVR SDK and Tools
Shining a Light on Ray Tracing
Enhancing infotainment and driver-assist experiences
Breathtaking immersive experiences
IMG B-Series takes all of the advances of IMG A-Series, the fastest GPU IP ever created, and offers new configurations with even higher levels of performance. IMG B-Series also delivers new levels of performance for mid-range and entry-level cores.
A-Series is designed for the best gaming experience on mobile, smart TV and set-top box. Optimisations for power efficiency means it delivers consistent, sustainable frame rates without clock throttling, so gamers can play harder, for longer. A-Series introduces HyperLane Technology and AI Synergy across the entire range.
The PowerVR Series9XEP GPUs represent the continuing evolution of the Rogue architecture to provide the smallest silicon footprint and power profile. As mobile devices and cars become more sophisticated and capable, end users now demand outstanding graphics capabilities even in cost-sensitive devices.
Aimed at the mid-range, PowerVR Series9XMP enables SoC manufacturers to meet rising expectations for low-cost, high-performance designs. Architectural enhancements enable PowerVR Series9XMP to deliver the fillrate and FLOPS performance required for intense gaming and compute tasks.
PowerVR Series9XTP is designed to deliver high-performance, complex graphics within strict power budgets. Based on an optimised version of the Furian architecture, it enables SoC designers to deliver solutions that offer the highest graphics performance per watt, bringing next-generation, cutting-edge visual experiences into the hands of consumers.
PowerVR Series9XE family include a new MMU, allowing a greater address range and standard support for 10-bit YUV across the range, without impacting area. Series9XE GPUs deliver the best possible real world user experience for DTVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks/dongles, automotive infotainment and cluster electronics, and entry-level mobile and tablet devices.
The PowerVR Series9XM family of GPUs benefits from improvements in the memory subsystem, reducing bandwidth by as much as 25% over previous generations to ensure the increased processing power can be fully exploited. Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) continues to be the most advanced and efficient approach to rendering.
The Series8XT family of GPU cores is the first based on the Furian architecture. Targeting high-performance SoCs, they are designed to deliver high-resolution, immersive graphics content and data computation within strict power budgets for premium mobile devices and automotive.
The PowerVR Series8XE family of GPUs drives cost reduction in entry-level and mass market devices thanks to a design that has been optimised to deliver the very best user experience within a limited silicon area budget and is based on the proven PowerVR Rogue architecture.
PowerVR Series8XE Plus
The PowerVR Series8XE Plus family of GPUs enables a step up from entry level parts, whilst maintaining a tight focus on cost reduction. These cores are optimized to deliver the best user experience by combining the fill rate requirements for a great 1080P experience.
The new IMG A-Series architecture delivers the latest evolution of the PowerVR TBDR architecture. Fetauring a number of improvements including
The PowerVR Furian architecture is designed to maintain and widen the performance/mW gap over competing solutions. It is a scalable architecturedesigned to meet a variety of market segments and applications. It ensures ease of implementation and includes support for new sub-14nm process geometries.
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Google Android continues to have the lion share of the mobile market, powering around 75% of all smartphones and tablets, making it the most used operating system in the world. Imagination’s PowerVR architecture-based IP and the Android OS are bedfellows, with a host of devices based on Android coming to market all the time. Here we list a few that have appeared in Q4 2020.
My first encounter with the PowerVR GPU was helping the then VideoLogic launch boards for Matrox in Europe. Not long after I joined the company, working on the rebrand to Imagination Technologies and promoting both our own VideoLogic-branded boards and those of our partners using ST’s Kyro processors. There were tens of board partners but only for one brief moment did we have two partners in the desktop space: NEC and ST.