Imagination PowerVR SDK Blog

SGX 544 with hardware geometry instancing


#1

SGX 544 supports directx 9.0.

Thus, it might support hardware geometry instancing.

Can we use this feature under linux platform?


#2

Although the hardware can support DX9, Linux support is limited by the features exposed in OpenGL/OpenGL ES drivers. It’s up to the platform provider to decide if they will just implement the core OpenGL/OpenGL ES features, or if they will spend the resources implementing and testing extensions that expose additional functionality.



Regards,

Joe


#3

Imagination pushes the boundary for existing PowerVR Series5XT (SGX) GPUs with new extended API features.

imgtec.com/News/Release/index.asp?NewsID=717

How to find the detail extended api list?
Perhaps there is the hardware geometry instancing.

#4

Unfortunately, instancing is not exposed in our new Series5XT OpenGL ES 2.0 drivers.



The press release covers the main features that have been added to the new drivers.