December 15, 2018

Honor’s GPU Turbo: An Essential

 

The Honor 10 is a compelling cost-effective challenger to the flagship market, boasting AI-powered dual rear cameras, a stunning glass design, and the powerful Kirin 970 processor also found inside the ultra high-end HuaweiP20 Pro. With a high-end chip and GPU Turbo optimizations onboard, the Honor 10 could become one of the highest performing smartphones around.

Honor’s GPU Turbo technology promises some major performance and battery life benefits for a number of the companies’ handsets. The update is heading to the high-end Honor 10 first, followed by the Honor Play, View 10, Honor 9 Lite  and Honor 7x

In a nutshell, Honor’s GPU Turbo technology optimizes the graphics pipeline, removing possible performance barriers and bottlenecks between the phone’s graphics processing hardware and the software running on it. Honor says its technology reconstructs the traditional graphics processing framework at the lower layer system, but what does that actually mean?

We can split graphics software into two levels — high level and low. The highest level software is the apps and game engines, and just underneath those are the graphics APIs like OpenGL and Vulkan, which provide common graphics functions to these applications. Under the APIs is the low level software and drivers  — the bits of code mapping the APIs to the actual graphics hardware inside your phone.

Apparently, GPU Turbo can provide up to 60 percent more performance than the old graphics framework. This means extra performance for higher and more stable frame rates and potentially improved image quality. 3D games will appear smoother and prettier, even without HDR (High Dynamic Range) support.

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