|25-01-2012, 06:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 19 2008
[Techpowerup.com] PowerVR Making a Comeback to PC as Discrete GPGPU, Real-Time Ray-Tracing in 2012
Remember PowerVR GPUs which last saw light when GeForce 3 and Radeon 8500 were around? The company behind it, Imagination Technologies, is working on a discrete PCI-Express GPGPU card for workstations targeting the media industry, which provides real-time ray-tracing acceleration. After its exile from PC graphics, Imagination Technologies worked on and achieved prevalence in embedded GPUs, GPUs embedded into ARM System-on-chips (SoCs), found in smartphones and tablets. This kept its GPU IP and R&D more than afloat.
In 2011, the company acquired Caustic Graphics, a smaller and much newer startup, which was working on dedicated ray-tracing accelerators, and had come up with a working FCPGA chip. Together the company is in the final stages of preparing a product that will bring Imagination Technologies back to the PC, only this time as a GPGPU (such as NVIDIA Tesla and AMD FireStream), and not a display-GPU. The product will be backed by OpenRL Brazil 3.0 SDK. This product will launch some time in 2012.
|2012, comeback, discrete, gpgpu, making, powervr, raytracing, realtime, techpowerupcom|
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Similar Threads for: [Techpowerup.com] PowerVR Making a Comeback to PC as Discrete GPGPU, Real-Time Ray-Tracing in 2012|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) LG Unveils Much Anticipated 55-inch OLED TV for First Time at CES 2012||News||Reviews & News Online||0||03-01-2012 06:20 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] AMD FX Making a Comeback, to Challenge Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition||News||Reviews & News Online||0||01-01-2011 09:50 AM|
All times are GMT +11. The time now is 02:11 AM.