Huawei revealed the release schedule for GPU Turbo, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up, that will revamp the ability of smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games and allow users to enjoy much-improved gaming perform ances without having to upgrade their devices.
The growing mobile gaming market which today stands at US$46.1 billion worldwide, encompassing 42 percent of the total US$108.9 billion market for gaming revenues in 2017, as reported by Newzoo. But despite the growth the industry is faced by a challenge the demand of more graphically-intensive applications, such as gaming and VR. Huawei with an eye on this multi-billion dollar market took design cues from a car’s turbocharger, which uses a cylinder to feed extra air into the combustion engine to give a vehicle an extra boost of power at no additional fuel cost. Huawei applied the similar approach of car turbocharge to re-architect how graphics are processed at the system level and developed its GPU Turbo, which takes its namesake from the turbochargers of automobiles.GPU Turbo is able to accelerate performance by optimizing system utilization of software and hardware resources. GPU Turbo will raise the bar for GPU performance across Huawei smartphones, beginning with the HUAWEI Mate 10 and P20 Series in August. With GPU Turbo installed, graphics processing efficiency is improved by up to 60 percent while overall SoC power consumption is saved by 30 percent. This is beneficial since graphically demanding operations typically consume battery quickly.
The company claims the improvement will be felt widely when playing graphically intense games. GPU Turbo will initially support PUBG MOBILE and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, two leading MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) titles, each with millions of active users. Support for additional games will be announced at a later date.
”Graphics performance is becoming a keystone of mobile devices, powering a wide array of applications, in particular gaming,” said Ryan Lui, AVP, Software Marketing, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Gaming on mobile devices is the platform seeing the most innovation, with users enjoying more sophisticated, beautiful and graphically-demanding games. GPU Turbo makes high-end gaming experiences possible while also unlocking the potential for other demanding applications possible such as energy efficient AR/VR for shopping, learning and fun.”