Ray Tracing for VR With Imagination and 3Glasses

Imagination Technologies is working with 3Glasses of China to promote ray tracing technology in mainstream consumer VR devices. 3Glasses produces such devices and Imagination developed the PowerVR graphics IP, which can be used for ray tracing.

Imagination says that its PowerVR Wizard Ray Tracing IP represents ‘the next major disruption in mobile and consumer graphics.’ It has already shown that its dedicated GR6500 ray tracing GPU can achieve up to a 50x improvement in efficiency over a desktop GPU.

Analyst Comment

Ray tracing is a rendering technique that mimics the physics of real-world lighting; it is extremely processor-intensive. We wrote an article on the subject in 2010, which you can find at (TA)

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