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    Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Well, they just opened an office in Bristol and are on a recruitment drive here... so yeah, they're probably on the up and up.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    This article made me notice that we don't get share price updates any more
    What made that happen?

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    This article made me notice that we don't get share price updates any more
    What made that happen?
    They're coming back next week.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    The new ARM Mali chips look great, equally though, the Power VR 6xxx series looks to seriously shake things up towards the end of the year as well with even bigger performance claims.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Well, they just opened an office in Bristol and are on a recruitment drive here... so yeah, they're probably on the up and up.
    Interesting didn't know they had a Bristol base.

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    They're in the same building as me right now, although they'll be moving up to Aztec West before long I think.
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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Can they make some desktop graphics card and show the big boys how they do battle?

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    Where's the money in that? Billions of embedded chips ship every year...
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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwt2010 View Post
    Can they make some desktop graphics card and show the big boys how they do battle?
    What makes their tech work so well in the portable segment is their tile and caching systems, allowing the GPUs to function well at low power, they'd likely have trouble scaling this up, though progress is being made, NVIDIA and AMD are starting to pick-up pace again, with each new generation from now on looking to be much faster than the last. It's not a market worth them breaking into, though as GPGPU computing becomes more important, financially there could be incentive if the GPU becomes as key as the CPU even for office use.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwt2010 View Post
    Can they make some desktop graphics card and show the big boys how they do battle?
    Not a desktop GPU, but aren't the newest Intel GPUs Power VR? (This may be incorrect, but mildly amusing if true. Intel gave up after all?)
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    They're in the same building as me right now, although they'll be moving up to Aztec West before long I think.
    Sure would be nicer to work in MVB...

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by chis View Post
    Not a desktop GPU, but aren't the newest Intel GPUs Power VR? (This may be incorrect, but mildly amusing if true. Intel gave up after all?)
    The atom chips have powervr, not the desktop.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by chis View Post
    Not a desktop GPU, but aren't the newest Intel GPUs Power VR? (This may be incorrect, but mildly amusing if true. Intel gave up after all?)
    Larrebee was supposed to be their big desktop GPU entry but it never happened.

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    Re: Opinions - Imagination Technologies the Power (VR) behind Apple's throne

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwt2010 View Post
    Can they make some desktop graphics card and show the big boys how they do battle?
    They did 15 or so years ago now, there chips punched way above there weight by only rendering what could be seen they produced higher fps that theoretically much faster 3dfx cards. They went toe to toe with the big names for a little while before nvidia and amd copied the z culling feature and that was it power vr was consigned to low power and efficient applications only

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