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Phoronix Article: Libre RISC-V GPU Aiming For 2.5 Watt Power Draw Continues Being Plotted

By February 19, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

Besides having a dedicated Intel GPU to look forward to in 2020, the effort around creating an open-source RISC-V architecture based graphics processor continues being spearheaded by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton and other libre hardware developers.
This is the ambitious effort for effectively creating a RISC-V-based Vulkan accelerator that hopes to be able to achieve 25 FPS at 720p, 5~6 GFLOPs. Part of how they plan to make a RISC-V based GPU viable is via their Simple-V extension for RISC-V. While the performance target is incredibly lax by today’s standards, they do plan for an aggressive power consumption target of just about 2.5 Watts.
 
To read more, please visit: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Libre-RISC-V-February-Designing.

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