A Look Inside Apple’s Custom GPU for the iPhone

Article: A Look Inside Apple’s Custom GPU for the iPhone
By: Ed (Nothing.delete@this.spam.com), October 27, 2016 3:52 am
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David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com) on October 25, 2016 6:35 am wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen,
>
> I have a new article for you.
>
> Previously, Apple’s iPhones and iPads used PowerVR GPUs from Imagination Technologies for graphics. Based
> on our analysis, Apple has created a custom GPU that powers the A8, A9, and 10 processors, shipping in the iPhone
> 6 and later models, and some iPads. Using public documents, we demonstrate that the programmable shader cores
> inside Apple’s GPU are different from Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR and offer superior 16-bit floating-point
> performance and data conversion functions. We further believe that Apple has also developed a custom shader
> compiler and graphics driver. The proprietary design enables Apple to deliver best-in-class performance for
> graphics, and other tasks that use the GPU, such as image processing and machine learning.
>
> http://www.realworldtech.com/apple-custom-gpu/
>
> I look forward to the discussion.
>
> David

Actually this doesn't surprise me. While I could understand Apple sticking with x86 for compatibility reason on Mac, I dont understand why Apple hasn't scale up the GPU in iPhone to be used across whole range of Mac.
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