In a surprising move, Imagination Technologies seems to be on a plan to take the tablet and low-power GPU market by storm. Not only do PowerVR GPUs rule 78% of the mobile GPU market like we unveiled here, but now the company is announcing much more powerful GPUs, on its official website.
This market dominance only shows how much potential AMD/ATi lost when they decided to sell their Imageon line to Qualcomm and their Xilleon MIPS line to BroadCOM.
’s mobile GPU IP share with BroadCOM’s we clearly see that AMD
would have been the world’s second mobile GPU designer.
While AMD failed to see this potential, Imagination technologies did, and they are now announcing two new members to the company’s PowerVR Series 6 GPU family.
The two new GPUs are likely not directly targeted at mobile phones, but rather at more powerful devices, such as tablets and notebooks.
The company has some impressive performance claims.
Imagination says that the new GPUs are more than 20 times faster than PowerVR Series 5 GPU family, with floating point computing power ranging in the mid 100 GFLOPs, and even reaching the TFLOPs range.
The new models are called PowerVR G6230 and G6430 graphics processor cores and they come with two and four clusters, respectively.