Imagination technologies, the company behind the PowerVR range of mobile GPUs and at GDC 2013 we got to check out its next-gen PowerVR Series6 mobile GPU and its prowess with OpenGL ES 3.0. The PowerVR Series6 has set a new benchmark for high performance with ultra-low power GPU cores that are scalable from mobile and tablet markets to high-end gaming and computing.
The new IP cores are based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture that uses a scalable number of compute clusters. These compute clusters are arrays of programmable computing elements designed for high performance and power efficiency and minimal bandwidth requirements. The first two PowerVR Series6 cores are the G6200 with two compute clusters and the G6400 with four clusters and are based on ARMs Big Little architecture.
The PowerVR Series 6 GPU cores promise 20 times better performance than current generation GPU cores and 5 times the efficiency. Performance is said to exceed 100gigaFLOPS and even reaches the teraFLOPS range.
We can expect to see this technology in smartphones and tablets later this year, we got to catch a demo of PowerVR Series6 at GDC in San Fransico and we’ve got a video for you below.