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.

PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) Series
PowerVR G6430 (compare)
PowerVR G6400 @ 400 - 533 (Boost) MHz
PowerVR G6200 (compare) 64 @ 450 - 700 MHz
ArchitecturePowerVR Rogue
Core Speed400 - 533 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.1
Date of Announcement10.09.2013
Link to Manufacturer Page


GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
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Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) *
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 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Mali-G76 MP16 *
Radeon HD 5570
Mali-G76 MP4 *
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)