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DMP creates smallest GPU ever

Posted on Friday, August 08 2014 @ 11:28:09 CEST by


Digital Media Professionals (DMP) is working on world's smallest GPU. The Japanese GPU design firm is known for creating the PICA200 GPU for the Nintendo 3DS and now it's working on Ant, a graphics core that will measure just 0.5mm x 0.5mm.

That makes it about 95 percent smaller than GPUs currently used in smartphones, allowing it to be used in much smaller form factors like wearable electronics.
The newly designed GPU, named as the UI Drawing Engine IP core Ant, is based from a TSMC 28nm processor, having only a size of about 0.5 x 0.5 mm. This comparatively means that Ant is about 95 percent smaller in terms of area, or just about a twentieth of the size of standard GPUs currently installed on smartphones. This makes it perfect for any wearable tech, as suggested by the official press release, because it could easily fit in form factors that allow further miniaturization of mobile devices. In addition, the particular design choice also meant that its tiny size still packs a punch when it comes to energy efficiency and performance, and can be used as a high-end GPU for the same devices.
Source: VR Zone


 



 

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