New Dell Venue 8 tablet features a PowerVR Rogue GPU, runs OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL out of the box

The refreshed Venue range of Android tablets from Dell is based on Intel Atom processors that run Android 4.4 KitKat. The Atom Z3460/Z3480 SoCs are 64-bit apps processors that include a dual-core CPU based on the Silvermont architecture and a quad-cluster PowerVR G6400 GPU capable of OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2 and RenderScript. In the past OpenCL had only been available on developer boards but the Venue 8 tablet is the first consumer device to come with both OpenCL and RenderScript working out of the box. We’ve loaded our OpenCL Camera Adjustment image processing demo to offer readers a quick comparison in performance. When running on our PowerVR G6400 GPU, the image processing demo averages around 74 fps while the Intel CPU peaks at 12 FPS. To put this into perspective, an Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S4 using a PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU was able to run the same demo at roughly 27 FPS.   Read More

Khronos Group proud sponsor of The Graphical Web 2014 in Winchester England

The Graphical Web 2014 is being organised by the Data Visualisation Centre, UK Office for National Statistics and will be held at the University of Winchester, England over 4 days from Wednesday August 27th through to Saturday August 30th. The theme of the conference will be Visual Storytelling using new technology to produce compelling visual narratives on the web. Neil Trevett will be giving a State of the Union address on WebGL and WebCL, as well the Khronos Group will be sponsoring this event.   Read More

Imagination Introduces Industry’s Smallest Android GPU Solution with OpenGL ES 2.0

Imagination Introduces Industry’s Smallest Android GPU Solution with OpenGL ES 2.0

Imagination Technologies announced a new PowerVR graphics processor IP core that provides the industry's smallest Android compatible GPU solution. The new PowerVR Series5XE GX5300 core offers a small 0.55mm2 (250MHz in 28nm) silicon footprint, features full OpenGL ES 2.0 capability, ultra-low power consumption, and Imagination's advanced PVRTC texture compression technology.   Read More

Boost.Compute v0.3 proposed header-only C++ library based on OpenCL

Boost.Compute is a header-only C++ library for GPGPU and parallel-computing based on OpenCL. This proposed library for Boost is available on GitHub and instructions for getting started can be found in the documentation. Are you interested in Parallel Computing? The Boost.Compute project is currently looking for additional developers. Boost.Compute is not yet an official Boost library.    Read More

PowerVR GX5300: the world’s smallest GPU for next-generation wearables and IoT

There is a certain category of wearables and IoT devices that require advanced graphics and video processing alongside the sensors, connectivity and general-purpose processors; these devices feature displays and need to run multimedia-rich apps that require smooth OpenGL ES graphics. PowerVR GX5300 is designed to address the ultra-low power requirements of wearables. Whereas previous generation smartwatches could render graphics using a software-only approach or a simple 2D engine, newer wearable devices require fully featured GPUs to drive higher resolution user interfaces. PowerVR GX5300 can comfortably drive 480p and 720p resolutions representative of modern smartwatches, while offloading the main CPU and reducing software complexity.   Read More

Khronos Group will present at the upcoming AR Community meeting in Munich, Germany

The AR Community for Open and Interoperable Augmented Reality Experiences will be holding a face-to-face community meeting on September 12 in Munich, Germany. The F2F meetings are designed to promote discussion among ecosystem stakeholders for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences. We will receive updates about standards under development from Standards Development Organization spokepeople and Work Group chairs from The Khronos Group and many other organizations. In order to plan the agenda of the September 2014 AR Community meeting to target the needs of the community, participants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to prepare and submit speaking abstracts and/or position papers. Community meeting position paper guidelines are available online.   Read More

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New Dell Venue 8 tablet features a PowerVR Rogue GPU, runs OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL out of the box ow.ly/zuJ8K
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