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Imagination PowerVR G6430

Imagination PowerVR G6430

The PowerVR G6430 from Imagination Technologies is a fast mobile graphics solution that is used in ARM SoCs like the Apple A7 (iPhone 5S). The chip is available since Q3/2013 and is one of the fastest solutions of its class at the time of the introduction.  

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. The exact clock is not yet confirmed unequivocally, but it should be north of 400 MHz (results in more than 100 GFLOPS). A comparison with other mobile graphics solutions shows that the G6430 is just slightly behind the tablet version of the Adreno 330 and it is therefore the fastest GPU of its class at the time of the introduction. 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 G6430 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 G6430 can also be used in smaller smartphones like the iPhone 5S. However, it does occupy a comparatively large area on the chip in return.

ManufacturerImagination
PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) Series
PowerVR G6430

PowerVR G6400

@ 400 - 533 (Boost) MHz
CodenameRogue
ArchitecturePowerVR Rogue
Pipelinesunified
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10
technology28 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.0
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.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Atom Z35804 x 2330 MHz457 MHz533 MHz
Intel Atom Z35604 x 1830 MHz457 MHz533 MHz
Intel Atom Z35304 x 1330 MHz457 MHz? MHz
min. - max.457 - 457 MHz? - 533 MHz

Benchmarks

Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 5355.5 (19%)     median: 5355.5 (19%)     max: 10711 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
0% 100%
min: 16563      avg: 17050.5 (47%)     median: 17050.5 (47%)     max: 17538 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Off-Screen
0% 100%
min: 15.616      avg: 17.5 (82%)     median: 15.6 (74%)     max: 21.257 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 21      avg: 30.1 (50%)     median: 29 (48%)     max: 41.5 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25      avg: 27.1 (4%)     median: 27 (4%)     max: 29.4 fps
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 16450      avg: 17940.2 (6%)     median: 18059.5 (6%)     max: 18868 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 7493.7 (3%)     median: 11226 (4%)     max: 11255 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 857      avg: 1257 (57%)     median: 1114 (51%)     max: 1928 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 614      avg: 2419.5 (49%)     median: 2787 (56%)     max: 4047 Points
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 57      avg: 61 (11%)     median: 63 (11%)     max: 63 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
0% 100%
min: 49      avg: 50.3 (84%)     median: 49 (82%)     max: 53 fps
NenaMark2 -
0% 100%
min: 60.6      avg: 60.6 (90%)     median: 60.6 (90%)     max: 60.6 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
0% 100%
min: 50.59      avg: 50.6 (83%)     median: 50.6 (83%)     max: 50.59 fps
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
0% 100%
min: 4473      avg: 4473 (98%)     median: 4473 (98%)     max: 4473 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

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Notebook reviews with Imagination PowerVR G6430 graphics card

Apple iPad Air: Apple A7, 9.7", 0.5 kg
  Review » Review Apple iPad Air Tablet

Apple iPad mini Retina: Apple A7, 7.9", 0.3 kg
  Review » Review Apple iPad Mini Retina Tablet

Apple iPhone 5S: Apple A7, 4.0", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Apple iPhone 5S Smartphone

Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG: Intel Atom Z3560, 7", 0.3 kg
  Review » Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet Review

Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG: Intel Atom Z3560, 8.0", 0.3 kg
  Review » Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet Review

Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572CL): Intel Atom Z3560, 7", 0.3 kg
  Review » Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review

Apple iPad Air: Apple A7, 9.7", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad mini Retina: Apple A7, 7.9", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad mini Retina

Apple iPhone 5S: Apple A7, 4.0", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 5S

Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG: Intel Atom Z3560, 7", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG

Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL: Intel Atom Z3560, 7.0", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 980
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GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
PowerVR GX6450
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02- 4)