Honor announced a new graphics processing acceleration technology, GPU Turbo, today that comes with hardware-software integration to increase graphics processing efficiency of mobile phones. Huawei has also announced that the technology will be first introduced to Honor Play, launched today in Beijing, and will gradually be applied in other Honor smartphones, such as the Honor 10, Honor View10, Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X. The technology will also be opened to worldwide Honor users.
GPU Turbo is a hardware-software integrated graphics processing acceleration technology that reconstructs the traditional graphics processing framework at the lower layer system, thus aiming to improve the user experience. Huawei and Honor claim to have improved the graphics processing efficiency by 60 percent while reducing the SoC (System on Chip) energy consumption by 30 percent with the new GPU Turbo Boosts.
Huawei says that GPUs for mobile platforms have always faced a series of technical constraints like storage, heat dissipation and energy consumption. These factors make it challenging for smartphone developers to cope with the upsurge of demand for mobile graphics processing. As such, the new GPU Turbo by Huawei and Honor aims to cater to these problems.
GPU Turbo will allegedly benefit mobile games that demand high graphics processing efficiency, enhancing the speed and optimizing users’ gaming experience. GPU Turbo will aim to improve the integration between Huawei and Honor smartphones' hardware and EMUI software. In addition, GPU Turbo can support AR and VR in the future and can be applied in the sectors including virtual teaching, online shopping and telemedicine.
Watch: Apple Brings 'Do Not Disturb' Mode on iOS 12: DND, Group FaceTime And More