PowerVR SGX535

The PowerVR SGX535 GPU from PowerVR has been used in a number of mobile phones from Samsung. You will note that the GPU takes the form of 2 pixel and 2 vertex shaders which run at about ~200 MHz. This is just above the ability of the PowerVR SGX530 which offers 2 pixel and 1 vertex shaders at the same clock speed.

The PowerVR SGX535 GPU supports OpenGL ES 2.0, DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.1 and was brought to market in 2007. The GPU is not as powerful as those of the market today or even the later versions brought to market by PowerVR. You will note its GFlops ability listed below. The chip has been used in the following mobile phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″
  • Apple iPad 1 3G 64GB

Note that this GPU is out of the same stable as the PowerVR SGX 500 series of GPU’s. The bascis of this processor is as follows:

Architecture PowerVR SGX5
Pipelines 2 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed  ~200 MHz
Shared Memory no
DirectX DirectX 9.0c
Technology 45/65 nm
Date of Announcement 01.11.2007

You can compare the different versions of the chip below. You will note that it is low speed compared to the GPU’s today many years later. 2.4 GFlops is not that good today considering the graphics ability needed. You can still find this chip in the iPad 1 as well as in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.

GPU Name Chip Clock GFlops
SGX535 S5PC100 Apple A4 200 MHz 1.6
Apple A4 (iPad) 250 MHz 2.0
300 MHz 2.4

You can compare the different GPU’s in this class below. There is also listed how many vertex and how many shaders each GPU has. You can search the website for more information on each of them.

Manufacturer PowerVR Core
PowerVR SGX500 Series SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 – 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
See the rest of the website for more details on chipsets, GPU’s and CPU’s. You can also see the range of Snapdragon as well as Mediatek chipsets and GPU’s.  
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