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Imagination Technologies has announced its PowerVR IMG B-Series, a new series of graphics processing unit (GPU) chip designs with multi-core customization for a variety of markets.
The graphics chip designs can deliver up to six teraflops of performance when used with the high-end configuration. And the four families of the GPUs can be used with internet of things devices, low-end to high-end smartphones, cloud computing systems, digital TVs, desktops, and autonomous cars.
The new designs are Imagination‘s latest intellectual property, which it licenses to chip makers. The company designs the GPUs and chip makers customize it to their needs and then manufacture the chips. The earliest customer chips are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2021, said Kristof Beets, senior director of product management at Imagination, in an interview with VentureBeat.
The B-Series at the high end of the market with four cores promises a 30% reduction in power and 25% size reduction over previous generations and a 2.5-times higher fill rate than competing cores. Imagination said that the high-end tech could be used in chips for future game consoles or desktops.
The United Kingdom-based Imagination announced its A-Series GPUs a year ago, offering high-performance cores operating at …
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