Imagination Technologies Reveals Future iPhone GPU Candidate

Imagination Technologies, the graphics chip maker of which Apple is a part owner, announced Friday its new PowerVR SGX545 mobile GPU, which could appear in future handheld devices from Apple.

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Imagination Technologies, the graphics chip maker of which Apple is a part owner, announced Friday its new PowerVR SGX545 mobile GPU, which could appear in future handheld devices from Apple (and maybe the next generation of iPhones –  iPhone 4G, see the picture of iPhone 4G Concept above)

The new mobile GPU adds full support for OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0. The real-world performance is said to deliver 40 million polygons per second at 200MHz. It is capable of producing content on a screen with a high-definition resolution, and giving a high framerate for rendered 3D content.

The full list of features in the new PowerVR SGX545, according to Imagination, include:

  • DirectX10.1 API support
  • Enhanced support for DirectX10 Geometry Shaders
  • DirectX10 Data assembler support (Vertex, primitive and instance ID generation)
  • Render target resource array support
  • Full arbitrary non power of two texture support
  • Full filtering support for F16 texture types
  • Support for all DirectX10 mandated texture formats
  • Sampling from unresolved MSAA surfaces
  • Support for Gamma on output pixels
  • Order dependent coverage based AA (anti-aliased lines)
  • Enhanced line rasterisation

The new GPU’s support for full profile OpenCL 1.0 also adds a number of advanced features, including:

  • Support of round-to-nearest for floating-point math
  • Full 32-bit integer support (includes add, multiply and divide)
  • 64-bit integer emulation3D texture support
  • Support for the maximum 2D and 3D image sizes specified in the full profile.

How do you think,  the “iPhone 4G” is a really cool name for the device that doesn’t exist yet? [via AppleInsider]

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