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Apple to continue using PowerVR graphics for iPhones and iPads

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Apple to continue using PowerVR graphics for iPhones and iPads
Apple's benchmark-busting graphics processors in the iPhone and iPad will continue to be PowerVR units, as Imagination Technologies just sent us a press release it has extended the contract with Cupertino.

The company issued a brief statement that "Apple has extended its multi-year, multi-use license agreement, which gives Apple access to Imagination's wide range of current and future PowerVR graphics and video IP cores. Under the terms of the above licensing arrangement, Imagination will receive on-going license fees, and royalty revenues on shipment of SoCs (Systems on Chip) incorporating Imagination's IP."

Imagination's graphics cores and surrounding image processing infrastructure are arguably the best in the business, so we can't wait to see what the rumored A8 chipset in the next iPhone and iPad will bring to the table - an ever-higher resolution support with flawless gaming and image editing are certain to be in the cards with PowerVR's GPU lineup.

source: Imagination

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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:58

1. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


No worry.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 04:05

2. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Why would they switch, they make great GPUs.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:43 1

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


"Imagination's graphics cores and surrounding image processing infrastructure are arguably the best in the business"

Upcoming Tegra K1 anyone?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:59 1

4. papss (unregistered)


The tegra chips will have to prove how good they are first. Powervr has been the leader for many years and we will see the next wave being even better than the last

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:10

5. deewinc (Posts: 191; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Apple is getting sued for 2 billion dollars and there is no news about it despite the news circulating the internet about it for the last 6 hours.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:26 5

6. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-gets-sued-for-2-billion-by-German-patent-troll_id52250

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:22 1

8. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Get your eyes check broski.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:29 1

9. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 210; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Bro, do you even PA?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:04 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 12621; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The best will stay the best.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 13:59

12. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Damn straight.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:09 1

10. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Damn, was hoping they would switch to NVIDIA's new GPU solution since NVIDIA is licensing it. That thing is impressive

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:56

11. Deaconclgi (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I'm glad PowerVR GPUs are still being developed and produced and that IT didn't go out of business. PowerVR 2DC for the win!!!

Now were are those set top boxes that Bernie promised us????

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 12:30

13. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Can play games on my iPad mini retina for longer than my Nexus 7 (2013) could keep the screen on doing anything. All of my Android devices using the Adreno 320 heat up much more quickly. Hot devices take a toll on the battery.

Love me some PowerVR!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:44

14. ndrey (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


that's why apple is the best gadgets company

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