11th January 2001

Imagination extends PowerVR Series6 family with G6630 6-cluster GPU


Yokohama, Japan: Imagination
Technologies, a leading multimedia technologies company, announces the latest six-cluster
PowerVR GPU IP core in its ground-breaking PowerVR Series6 family.

The
PowerVR G6630 features six shader execution clusters, offering a new high end
design point in the Series6 family, which already includes a number of two-cluster
and four-cluster IP cores.

PowerVR
G6630 is designed to deliver the best possible performance for the widest range
of application use cases, within realistic sustainable mobile power and thermal
budgets. G6630 delivers advanced power scaling technologies including enabling USC
cluster pairs to be shut down depending on the App load, allowing X2, X4 and X6
modes of operation to provide multiple power/performance operating points with
the same on-chip GPU.

Says
Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination: “PowerVR Series6 has already set a
new benchmark for exceptional performance, ultra-low power GPU cores. With
G6630 we continue to demonstrate the inherent scalability of our Series6
architecture, enabling us to satisfy every partner’s power, area, thermal
requirements while delivering the best possible user experience across the
broadest range of applications, whether graphics or GPU compute intensive.”

Inside the PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’ architecture
Based on a scalable number of compute clusters, the PowerVR Series6 architecture
is designed to target the requirements of a growing range of demanding markets
from mobile to the highest performance embedded graphics including smartphones,
tablets, PC, console, automotive and TV. Using these arrays of programmable
computing elements PowerVR G6xxx cores deliver class-leading GPU Compute power
efficiency while minimising power and bandwidth demands.

PowerVR
Series6 GPU cores are designed to offer raw processing performance from 100GFLOPS
to more than 1 TFLOP, enabling high-level graphics and GPU Compute performance
from mobile through to high-end compute and graphics solutions. Series6 cores
are specified to comfortably deliver the raw fill rates required for the latest
high resolution smartphones, tablets and TVs, as well as the multiple screen
support demanded by the automotive industry.

PowerVR
Series6 GPUs deliver full support for all popular and emerging GPU compute APIs
including OpenCL 1.x and Renderscript Compute, delivering an optimal balance of
performance versus power consumption for mobile and embedded devices. Members
of the Series6 family are designed to support the features of the latest
graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 3*/2/1.1, OpenGL 3.x/4.x, and full
WHQL-compliant DirectX10, with certain family members extending their
capabilities to DirectX11.1 functionality.

The
PowerVR Series6 family of GPUs delivers a significant portfolio of new
technologies and features, including: advanced scalable compute cluster
architecture; high efficiency compression technology including lossless image
and parameter compression and the widely respected PVRTC2™ texture compression;
an enhanced scheduling architecture; dedicated housekeeping processor based on
Imagination’s Meta technology; and a new generation Tile Based Deferred
Rendering architecture. These features combine to produce a highly latency
tolerant architecture that consumes the lowest memory bandwidth in the industry
while delivering the optimal performance per mm2 or per mW depending on
configuration.

About PowerVR
Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies are licensed by world leading
companies to power iconic products delivering the best in smartphone, tablet,
TV and console apps, including the most advanced user interfaces and highest
performance gaming.

PowerVR
GPU technology is driven by one of the world’s largest engineering teams
dedicated to graphics processor development. It is complemented by Imagination’s
PowerVR Insider ecosystem, which provides extensive support and tools to a
vibrant community of more than 35,000 developers, who have already created
hundreds of thousands of apps optimised for PowerVR powered devices.

Imagination’s
PowerVR graphics technologies are the de facto standard for mobile and embedded
graphics. PowerVR Series6 is already in silicon with multiple partners. Among
the PowerVR Series6 partners announced so far are HiSilicon, ST-Ericsson, Texas
Instruments, Renesas Electronics and MediaTek.

Editor’s Note
* Conformance criteria for these Specifications have not
been established. See: www.khronos.org

About Imagination Technologies 

Imagination Technologies – a global
leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses
market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display, embedded
processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform
V.VoIP & VoLTE. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions
for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of
software drivers, developer tools and extensive 
market and technology-focused ecosystems. Target markets include mobile
phone and multimedia, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing,
in-car electronics, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors and
controllers. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading
semiconductor, network operator and electronics OEM/ODM companies. Corporate
headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices
worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com


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