June 16, 2011
POWERVR Series6 GPU is Here to Keep Apple Ahead of NVIDIA for The Foreseeable Future
When the Tegra 2 based devices started shipping everybody started questioning if Apple will be able to match the performance offered by the combination of dual core ARM processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GPU on the chip. Just few weeks later, Apple released the iPad 2 featuring the A5 processor, which mopped the floor with Tegra 2. Apple’s A5 processor not only bested Tegra 2 at computational task, but was also 2-5x faster when it came to graphics. Where everyone thought NVIDIA would have the lead. The star behind Apple’s prowess in graphics was Imagination Technologies’ POWERVR SGX543MP2 (Series5XT) graphics core.