Imagination Technologies, the company that makes the PowerVR graphic processors that power the displays in Apple’s iOS lineup of mobile devices, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, a 192-core GPU that it says will drive the most powerful mobile device graphics yet.
The new intellectual property chip design, dubbed the PowerVR GX6650, was revealed at the Mobile World Congress industry event in Barcelona, Spain. Imagination’s mobile GPU design will be embedded in upcoming mobile processors with integrated graphics.
Apple’s A-Series chips, the custom silicon that powers the company’s iOS devices use the PowerVR GPUs. The top of the line A7 CPU in the iPad Air and iPhone 5s uses PowerVR Series 6 graphics.
Imagination says the new PowerVR GX6650 is its “shining star,” boasting that it is the most powerful GPU IP core available today.
The new GPU boasts six unified shading clusters and 192 cores, pushing 12 pixels per clock, said to be triple that of its competitors. IT is aiming the new mobile graphic chip at makers of high-end tablets and 4K Smart TVs.
Apple and Imagination Technologies announced earlier this month that they had extended their deal to include ITs PowerVR GPUs in Apple’s mobile devices. PowerVR S-series chips have powered the graphics in every iOS device since the iPhone 3GS.