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Imagination Technologies launches new series of GPUs that could equip future iGadgets

Apple currently uses a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit; in Portuguese, Graphic Processing Unit) from Imagination Technologies, called PowerVR SGX543MP2. In mid-2011, the manufacturer announced that six companies have licensed their next generation of graphics, entitled PowerVR Series6, Ma is expected to be one of them.

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Today, more details of these new graphics units have been revealed, and the information is good. According to a press release of the company, the two (and for the time being only) new members of the family, the PowerVR G6200 and the G6400, improve their performance in 20 (!) times, breaking the barrier of 100GFLOPS (gigaFLOPS) and reaching the TFLOPS (teraFLOPS), being five times more efficient than those of the previous generation. Also according to the note, they will support several graphical APIs such as OpenGL ES ?Haiti?, 3.x / 4.x, OpenCL 1.x and DirectX10 and some will also support DirectX11.1. The main difference between them that the G6400 has four new compute clusters, while the G6200 comes with two.

If the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are what they are, imagine a future version with A6 chips and PowerVR Serie6 GPUs? wait and see!

(via The Verge, MacRumors)