What is Photon architecture?

After many years of promise, ray tracing has arrived. Often considered the “holy grail” of graphics, it offers the ability to create 3D scenes of unprecedented realism. Now a usable technology for gaming consoles and desktop PC, Imagination is leading the way in delivering this groundbreaking technology to mobile markets. Delivering ray tracing into power, cost and area-constrained platforms requires a very different approach; one that focuses on efficiency.

Imagination has an extensive track record of delivering innovative low-power, low-area semiconductor IP solutions and its Photon architecture, continues to demonstrate its class-leading graphics technology. Read our updated 2023 white paper to go in-depth into why the Photon architecture and IMG DXT are the ideal solution for bringing ray tracing to mobile.