Gaming on smartphones is becoming increasingly popular thanks to improvements in the mobile CPU and GPU sector. While five years ago we would have stared, mouths agape, at what phones can handle today, they still don’t come close to what you can get with desktop graphics. However, Imagine Technologies says it's going to change all that.
Imagination Technologies can count the iPhone 4, the iPad, the Galaxy S and the yet-to-be-released PSP2/NGP on the list of devices that use its technology and things just got a whole lot more interesting for the company. The British chip-maker this week announced a new set of mobile GPUs, the Series6 PowerVR series, codenamed Rogue, that it claims could rival the processing power of desktop GPUs in three years time.
Imagination Technologies told Pocket Gamer that thanks to a set of undisclosed innovations in the field, the new series of chips offers a speed increase over today's quad-core models by around “20-100 times the power,” yet consumes barely a milliwatt.
Imagination Technologies says it's already licensed the technology to others, and Pocket Gamer says longtime partner Texas Instruments is likely to be one of them.