PowerVR G6430 vs PowerVR G6400

PowerVR G6430

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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.

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 G6430PowerVR G6400
ManufacturerImaginationImagination
PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) Series
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6400 @ 0.4 - 0.53 GHz
PowerVR G6200 compare 64 @ 0.45 GHz
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6400 @ 0.4 - 0.53 GHz
PowerVR G6200 compare 64 @ 0.45 GHz
CodenameRogueRogue
ArchitecturePowerVR RoguePowerVR Rogue
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10DirectX 10
Technology28 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.0OpenGL 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...
Core400 - 533 (Boost) MHz
CPU in PowerVR G6430GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Atom Z35804 x 2330 MHz457 MHz533 MHz
Intel Atom Z35704 x 2000 MHz457 MHz640 MHz
Intel Atom Z35604 x 1830 MHz457 MHz533 MHz
Intel Atom Z35304 x 1330 MHz457 MHz? MHz
min. - max.457 MHz? - 640 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 14270     avg: 17842     median: 18258 (3%)     max: 20441 Points
15933 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 7875     avg: 10119     median: 11226 (2%)     max: 11255 Points
10221 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
0 Points (0%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD Offscreen
min: 57     avg: 61     median: 63 (11%)     max: 63 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD
min: 49     avg: 50.3     median: 49 (82%)     max: 53 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6430
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6400
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6430
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR G6400
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 10.9     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (1%)     max: 13.2 fps
8.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 7     avg: 12.5     median: 11.1 (3%)     max: 20.2 fps
15.8 fps (4%)
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
min: 50.59     avg: 54.3     median: 53.2 (88%)     max: 59.1 fps
55.4 fps (91%)
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
min: 15.616     avg: 17.5     median: 15.6 (74%)     max: 21.256999969482422 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 5324     avg: 10962     median: 11885 (27%)     max: 14752 Points
9700 Points (22%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 16563     avg: 19736     median: 18918 (42%)     max: 26540 Points
16066 Points (36%)
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
min: 59.1     avg: 59.8     median: 59.8 (89%)     max: 60.6 fps
60.1 fps (89%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 250     avg: 2481     median: 3107 (7%)     max: 4274 Points
3769 Points (8%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 857     avg: 1361     median: 1184 (4%)     max: 2074 Points
1090 Points (4%)
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
min: 3708     avg: 4250     median: 4339 (94%)     max: 4473
4532 (99%)

Average Benchmarks PowerVR G6430 → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks PowerVR G6400 → 99% n=13

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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)