Imagination PowerVR G6400

Imagination PowerVR G6400

The PowerVR G6400 from Imagination Technologies is a fast mobile graphics solution that is used in tablet and smartphone SoCs like the Intel Merrifield series (e.g., Atom Z3460). Chips including this GPU are available from G2 2014 on and the performance is situated in the low high-end.

Architecture and Performance

The GPU is based on the series 6 (Rogue) and integrates four clusters with two TMUs each and a scalar Unified Shader architecture. The chip does offer more than twice of the performance compared to the SGX543MP3 from the Apple A6, while maintaining the same clocks. Even very demanding mobile games can be played without problems (as of 2013). Among others, the GPU supports OpenGL 3.x/4.x, OpenGL ES 3.0 as well as DirectX 10.

Energy Consumption

The manufacturer designed the PowerVR G6400 as a comparatively "wide" chip to achieve a high performance and a high energy efficiency at the same time. As a result, SoCs with the G6400 can also be used in smartphones. However, it does occupy a comparatively large area on the chip in return.

ManufacturerImagination
PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) Series

PowerVR G6430

PowerVR G6400 @ 400 - 533MHz
CodenameRogue
ArchitecturePowerVR Rogue
Pipelinesunified
Core Speed *400 - 533 MHz
Shader Speed *400 - 533 MHz
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.1
Date of Announcement10.09.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.imgtec.com/powervr/sgx_series...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
0% 100%
min: 9700      avg: 9700 (34%)     median: 9700 (34%)     max: 9700 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
0% 100%
min: 16066      avg: 16066 (44%)     median: 16066 (44%)     max: 16066 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 33.3      avg: 33.3 (56%)     median: 33.3 (56%)     max: 33.3 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 23.6      avg: 23.6 (4%)     median: 23.6 (4%)     max: 23.6 fps
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 15933      avg: 15933 (6%)     median: 15933 (6%)     max: 15933 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10221      avg: 10221 (4%)     median: 10221 (4%)     max: 10221 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 1090      avg: 1090 (50%)     median: 1090 (50%)     max: 1090 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 3769      avg: 3769 (76%)     median: 3769 (76%)     max: 3769 Points
NenaMark2 -
0% 100%
min: 60.1      avg: 60.1 (89%)     median: 60.1 (89%)     max: 60.1 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
0% 100%
min: 55.37      avg: 55.4 (91%)     median: 55.4 (91%)     max: 55.37 fps
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
0% 100%
min: 4532      avg: 4532 (100%)     median: 4532 (100%)     max: 4532 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with Imagination PowerVR G6400 graphics card

Dell Venue 7: Intel Atom Z3460, 7.0", 0.3 kg
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Dell Venue 8-3840: Intel Atom Z3480, 8.0", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Venue 8-3840

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
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Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
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Radeon HD 6790
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Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
PowerVR GX6650
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-08- 7)