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Huawei's GPU Turbo upgrade will give its devices a boost in gaming performance

By James Lu - on 16 Jul 2018, 10:20am

Huawei's GPU Turbo upgrade will give its devices a boost in gaming performance

Huawei has announced that its GPU Turbo upgrade, a graphics processing software built from the ground up, which promises to revamp how its devices process graphics-intensive games, will soon be rolling out to most of its smartphones.

Arriving as part of an EMUI update to a range of Huawei devices, GPU Turbo will allow users to enjoy improved gaming performance without having to upgrade their devices.

According to Huawei, GPU Turbo is able to re-architect how graphics are processed at the system level and will accelerate performance by optimizing system utilization of software and hardware resources. Huawei claims that with GPU Turbo installed, graphics processing efficiency will improve by up to 60 percent while overall SoC power consumption is saved by 30 percent. 

GPU Turbo will initially support PUBG MOBILE and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, with support for additional games to be announced at a later date.

”Graphics performance is becoming a keystone of mobile devices, powering a wide array of applications, in particular gaming,” said Ryan Lui, AVP, Software Marketing, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Gaming on mobile devices is the platform seeing the most innovation, with users enjoying more sophisticated, beautiful and graphically-demanding games. GPU Turbo makes high-end gaming experiences possible while also unlocking the potential for other demanding applications possible such as energy efficient AR/VR for shopping, learning and fun.”

Aside from mobile gaming, GPU Turbo will also deliver an optimized EMUI experience for Huawei devices. The performance boost will also benefit technologies such as AR and VR.

The update schedule for GPU Turbo will be as follows:

Model

Regions

Release Date

Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate RS

Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa

August 2018

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa

August 2018

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

All Markets

September 2018

Huawei Nova 2i

All Markets

September 2018

Huawei P Smart

All Markets

September 2018

Huawei P20 Lite

Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa

September 2018

Huawei Y9 2018

All Markets

September 2018

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro

All Markets

November 2018

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

All Markets

November 2018

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