PowerVR G6400 vs PowerVR G6200

PowerVR G6400

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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 G6200

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The PowerVR G6200 from Imagination Technologies is a mobile graphics solution that is used in ARM SoCs like the MediaTek MT8135. The chip is available since 2014 and designed for mid-range devices.

Architecture and Performance

The GPU is based on the series 6 (Rogue) and integrates two clusters with two TMUs each and a scalar Unified Shader architecture. Depending on the available memory bandwidth and clock rate, the performance is similar to the Qualcomm Adreno 320 and ARM Mali-T624 MP4. High-resolution displays (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels) and demanding mobile games of 2014 will be handled without problems. Among others, the GPU supports OpenGL 3.x/4.x, OpenGL ES 3.0 as well as DirectX 10.

Clock rates and performance of the G6200 may vary between different SoCs. For example, the Mediatek MT6795 has a somewhat higher GPU frequency than the MT8135 (700 vs. 600 MHz).

Energy Consumption

Especially the lower clocked versions of the G6200 are very energy efficient and therefore suited for medium-sized smartphones and tablets. Usually, the GPU can be found in SoCs manufactured in 28nm.

PowerVR G6400PowerVR G6200
ManufacturerImaginationImagination
PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) Series
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PowerVR G6400 @ 0.4 - 0.53 GHz
PowerVR G6200 64 @ 0.45 GHz
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PowerVR G6400 @ 0.4 - 0.53 GHz
PowerVR G6200 64 @ 0.45 GHz
CodenameRogueRogue
ArchitecturePowerVR RoguePowerVR Rogue
Core400 - 533 (Boost) MHz450 - 700 MHz
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10DirectX 10
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.1OpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.1
Introduced10.09.2013 10.09.2013
Manufacturerhttp://www.imgtec.com/powervr/sgx_series...http://www.imgtec.com/powervr/sgx_series...
Cores64 - unified
CPU in PowerVR G6200GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Mediatek MT6595 Turbo8 x 2500 MHz? MHz600 MHz
Mediatek MT65958 x 2200 MHz? MHz600 MHz
Mediatek MT6595M8 x 2000 MHz? MHz450 MHz
min. - max.? MHz450 - 700 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
15933 Points (3%)
min: 10551     avg: 10808     median: 10862 (2%)     max: 10955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
10221 Points (1%)
min: 5877     avg: 6207     median: 6304 (1%)     max: 6440 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 9647     avg: 10504     median: 10686 (1%)     max: 11180 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6400
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6200
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6400
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6200
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
8.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
15.8 fps (4%)
min: 8.7     avg: 10.9     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
55.4 fps (91%)
60.5 fps (100%)
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
6.4 fps (30%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
9700 Points (22%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
16066 Points (36%)
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
60.1 fps (89%)
60.4 fps (90%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
3769 Points (12%)
min: 3960     avg: 4040     median: 4039.5 (13%)     max: 4119 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
1090 Points (4%)
min: 998     avg: 1002     median: 1002 (4%)     max: 1006 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
4532 (99%)
min: 2793     avg: 2805     median: 2805 (61%)     max: 2817

Average Benchmarks PowerVR G6400 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks PowerVR G6200 → 81% n=11

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)