“If you were impressed by the gaming capabilities of the iPhone 5s’ A7 chip, the next iPhone might very well blow your mind,” Michael Andronico reports for LAPTOP Magazine. “Imagination Technologies, the company behind the graphics portion of Apple’s processor, has revealed a new build of its graphics architecture that will allow for more realistic lighting and shadows than ever.”

“Announced at Game Developers Conference 2014, Imagination Technologies’ new PowerVR ‘Wizard’ cores will allow for realistic reflections and transparencies that were ‘previously unachievable in a mobile form factor,'” Andronico reports. “Wizard GPUs will take advantage of ray tracing, which is a graphics generation technique that simulates encounters between virtual objects. The PowerVR GR6500 will be the first core in the Wizard family, allowing for ray tracing at 300 million rays per second.”

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