Imagination Technolgies has just released PowerVR SDK v3.4 including the latest compilers for PowerVR Series6 and Series6XT GPUs to PVRShaderEditor, several performance optimization, a new WebGL SDK, 64-bit support for Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Linux support for MIPS based processors.
- PVRTrace, a tool to capture and analyze OpenGL ES and EGL API calls, now supports OpenGL ES 3.1, compressed trace files, and they’ve reduce the software memory usage
- PVRTune, a performance analysis tool, now features new counters, and “significant” performance optimizations.
- PVRShaderEditor, a light-weight shader editing too, adds the latest compilers for PowerVR Series6 (FP32 and FP16) and Series6XT GPUs, as well as GLSL disassembler output.
- PVRTexTool, a utility for compressing textures, adds plugin support for Autodesk 3DSMax and Maya (2015 versions), and improves ETC decompression by up to 20% faster per surface.
Imagination also claims to have improved documentation with a new SDK Browser, part of the SDK, with installation instructions, examples, source code, documents, etc… More details are available on the release notes page.
PowerVR SDK is available for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux (32-/64-bit).
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