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    Phoronix: Google Nexus Player Gets Early Vulkan Support, Imagination Has Open-Source Demo

    There's two bits of interesting Vulkan news from the guys at Imagination Technologies...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...kan-Demo-Nexus

  • #2
    Is that an actual smiley in the news article?

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    • #3
      You should not forget that Nvidia has new Android images with Vulkan support for devs too. I hope the next huger Android update will include it by default. That will increase the number of devices with Vulkan support pretty much. Btw. would like to see Android for x86-64 with Vulkan support - best would be if Linux could run those apps in a simple way.

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      • #4
        Imagination seems to be living in the future and running PowerVR on a i5-2500K. (Probably a FPGA Softcore)

        Imagination Technologies 2016-03-03 Vulkan_1_0
        GX6450
        GX6250
        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K
        OS: Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit

        https://www.khronos.org/conformance/...rmant-products

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        • #5
          Originally posted by maligor View Post
          Imagination seems to be living in the future and running PowerVR on a i5-2500K. (Probably a FPGA Softcore)

          Imagination Technologies 2016-03-03 Vulkan_1_0
          GX6450
          GX6250
          CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K
          OS: Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit

          https://www.khronos.org/conformance/...rmant-products
          Many (all?) IP vendors create test silicon for their internal testing, that this may end up being a PCI card wouldn't be too surprising, then it would probably work in pretty much any desktop system.

          And in my experience, only the smallest mobile GPU design would even fit on the largest available FPGA, and then run a fraction of the speed of 'early' test silicon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kimixa View Post

            Many (all?) IP vendors create test silicon for their internal testing, that this may end up being a PCI card wouldn't be too surprising, then it would probably work in pretty much any desktop system.

            And in my experience, only the smallest mobile GPU design would even fit on the largest available FPGA, and then run a fraction of the speed of 'early' test silicon.
            I guess it makes sense now that I think about it. It might be difficult to sell the IP's if you don't actually prove it'll work in an ASIC. And probably helps the driver development too to have some real silicon to test against.

            I'm personally just a beginner at the whole HDL, never mind serious silicon business. Such a different way of thinking to software programming.

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            • #7
              It's a test chip integrated on a PCIe board like the one we've shown at CES.
              http://blog.imgtec.com/powervr-devel...r6500-ces-2016

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