Imagination Technologies New Series 6 PowerVR GPUs as Powerful as Desktop GPUs?
It's just a matter of time until smartphones become just as powerful as desktop PCs.
Imagination Technologies unveils their latest GPUs, the Series 6 PowerVR. Dubbed as the “Rogue,” the chip is touted to be “20 to 100 more powerful” than their predecessor. If they’ll stick to their word, this means that the “Rogue” will be as powerful as desktop computer GPUs. As to when they’re gonna release it? Well it won’t be out after a few years as manufacturers will yet have to make devices that will be compatible to the processor. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it’ll be sooner than expected.
Imagination what? Well that’s most of us are probably asking right now, but alot of the guys out there remember Imagination Technologies as the power behind Sega Dreamcast’s graphics. These days, the company is practically an unsung hero being a part of the ARM SoCs in mobile devices like the iPhone 4, Galaxy S, and the Droid 2.
Though the pace might change when the Sony NGP comes out. Yes, Imagination Technologies will back up the graphics power of the Sony NGP with the Series 5 PowerVR. It is also rumored that the Series 5 PowerVR will be making its way into smartphones “within three months.”View Article Source »