More PoverVR Racer shots (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 16th of February 2005 01:34:24 PM

PowerVR Generations have found 2 new screenshots of the PowerVR Racer demo. Click here for the new ones.

PowerVR Racer demo (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 15th of February 2005 12:41:45 AM

Seeing the screenshot I've got to say: It reminds me of Ultim@te Race which was one of my favourite titles and the way it used to work on PowerVR hardware was splendid... but yeah, this is a shot from the PowerVR Racer demo shown at 3GSM. It (the screenshot) came from here, ITPronto.

We took it so you can see it right here:


"PowerVR Racer In Detail

The course is 6 km long modeled with more than 20,000 triangles. The cars feature multiple levels of detail peaking at 1,500 triangles per car, and rendered with multi-texturing and accurate reflection-mapping. PowerVR MBX’s PVR-TC™ advanced texture compression is used throughout, with MIP-mapping and full-scene anti-aliasing which delivers VGA-quality imagery on a QVGA-resolution. Performance is greater than 30 frames per second.

The SH-Mobile3 features a SH4AL-DSP core achieving 389 MIPS at 216MHz with Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR MBX-Lite 2D/3D core at 54MHz. With the integration of various multimedia accelerators and support functions such as full MPEG-4 hardware accelerator, 3-megapixel class camera interface, a video output unit for connection of the mobile phone to a TV set and LCD controller, it is ideally suited for mobile phone applications where minimal power consumption is critical.

The system combines high-performance fixed-point DSP and 32Mbytes of high-performance stacked SDRAM, allowing large, rich gaming experiences without compromising texture resolution."


MBX SDK (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 15th of February 2005 12:34:31 AM

The PowerVR MBX SDK from ImgTec/ PowerVR is now available as download from pvr-dev.com. Here's the link you need. ^^

ImgTec press releases (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 15th of February 2005 12:30:03 AM

Kudos to Sue for informing us about the following press releases from ImgTec, which surfaced @ 3GSM:

Imagination Technologies Presents PowerVR Racer at Renesas 3GSM Event

Imagination Technologies Launches PowerVR Insider™ Development Programme

Imagination Technologies' PowerVR MBX™ Drives Console-class Mobile 3D Gaming on the Texas Instruments OMAP 2™ Architecture at 3GSM

Imagination Technologies Presents EPG on DAB at 3GSM 2005 and First Handheld DAB Radio with Pause, Rewind and Record

Imagination Technologies Debuts PowerVR MVED1 Multi-Standard Video Encode/Decode Accelerator

Imagination Technologies Debuts PowerVR MVDA2 Multi-Standard Video Decode Accelerator

Leader in Receiver Broadcast Technology Demonstrates IP for DVB-H at 3GSM
14 February 2005


Imagination Technologies' Range of IP for Mobile Devices at 3GSM

Dee's Kyro profiles update (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 13th of February 2005 08:49:59 PM

Dee has let us know about recent changes to his Kyro registry profiles file. Newest additions include support for:

"- Warhammer 40k - Dawn of War
- Moto GP2"


Here's the link to our forums where you can find the files.

Sega PVR5 unveiled soon? (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 09th of February 2005 10:06:25 AM

From a thread at Beyond3D: "Sega to reveal next arcade board on 18th feb".

It's also mentioned on deferred Power.

Cell Processor — Part I (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 09th of February 2005 09:55:14 AM

Arstechnica have released the first part of their Cell processor article. If you're interested in "... the 256 billion calculations per second..." Chip with "... 234 million transistors fabbed on a 90nm process" follow this link please.

Falanx demos (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 08th of February 2005 12:30:16 PM

Falanx have released two new demo videos showing off SPMark04 and a game demo. You can get the videos here.

Public PowerVR MBX SDK (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 08th of February 2005 12:02:44 PM

"Imagination Technologies Releases PowerVR MBX Public Software Development Kit at 3GSM 2005
8 February 2005
London, UK: PowerVR, a division of Imagination Technologies, has announced the public availability of SDKs for PowerVR MBX development under OpenGL ES.

The first two public SDKs, to be launched at 3GSM 2005, are for PC emulation and Pocket PC (including the Dell Axim X50v)."


The press release is available here.

Philips PNX4008 with PowerVR power (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 08th of February 2005 11:58:10 AM

"The device delivers extreme gaming using an advanced PowerVR MBX 3D graphics engine from Imagination Technologies." and "Philips has also announced that Sony Ericsson has selected the PNX4008 for future Symbian OS phone products." Good news, kudos to Julia for the notification. ^^ Guess I'll be waiting for a new Sony cell phone now. ;)

You can find the press release here or here (@ ImgTec). Philips press release is available here.

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