New licensing deal for PCI-E GPUs for desktop and cloud computing
London, England; 13th October 2020 - Imagination Technologies announces a new licensing deal with Innosilicon, a worldwide one-stop provider of high-speed mixed signal IP and custom ASIC solutions. Based on its highly innovative technology including chiplet architectures and GDDR6 high-speed memory, Innosilicon will introduce the first worldwide high-performance discrete GPU card with Imagination's new best-in-class BXT multi-core architecture applied for desktop and data center applications. The companies are also exploring a long-term strategic partnership to bring even more powerful GPU SoCs to the market.
With its ability to offer up to a 70% higher compute density compared to existing desktop GPUs, and the inclusion of Imagination’s new multi-core technology, the newly launched IMG BXT multi-core IP allows for more flexible control over the configuration and layout of individual cores in SoCs and multi-die packages. The GPUs versatility means it can be built upon to create multiple platforms that can scale from mobile up to cloud-level solutions.
Roger Mao, Vice President of Engineering, Innosilicon, says; “Imagination’s BXT architecture delivers the level of performance and power efficiency we had been looking for. Innosilicon has a solid track record in delivering first class high-speed and high-bandwidth computing solutions in advanced FinFET process nodes. Building on this success and strong customer demand, we are announcing our upcoming product which is a standalone high-performance 4K/8K PCI-E Gen4 GPU card, set to hit the market very soon, that will power 5G cloud gaming and data center applications. With a solid foundation in Innosilicon’ s GDDR6 high-speed memory, cache coherent chiplet innovation and high-performance multimedia processor optimization, a move into a standalone PCI-E form-factor GPU is natural for us. Thanks to BXT’s multi-core scalable architecture, we are able to build a customized GPU solution integrating graphic and intelligence computing to meet the needs of high-end desktop and data center applications.
Graham Deacon, Vice President of Business Development, Imagination, says; “Imagination is excited to have a new partner in Innosilicon. Innosilicon has a strong and mature design team with a track record for innovative high-performance products built using advanced processes over the years. With the rise of 5G and high-speed Wi-Fi 6, cloud gaming and data center GPU server is a rapidly growing market, and we are looking forward to seeing the impact of our low-power, high-efficiency technology in this space.”