On June 6, Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, released its newest flagship, Honor Play. In the release conference, Huawei’s CEO, Yu Chengdong, announced its “very scary technology” which is a revolutionary graphics processing acceleration technology called GPU Turbo. The company said that this tech increase graphics processing efficiency by up to 60% and SOC power consumption by 30%. After the Huawei Mate 10 series which started GPU Turbo beta testing on June 7, the company has announced that Huawei Honor 10 has also commenced GPU Turbo beta testing today. Those interested in this update can go to Huawei Pollen Club official forum to sign up.
Yu Chengdong announced that Huawei Mate Series, P Series, Honor V10, Honor 10, and Honor 9i are all available for update While Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor Play 7X, Honor 9 Youth Edition will start beta testing much later. A detailed release schedule for this update has been made public.
In addition to improving GPU performance and reducing power consumption, GPU Turbo can also bring HDR enhanced effects to the gaming, allowing for clearer picture quality and richer color details. The emergence of GPU Turbo will not only help the flagship devices but also the GPU performance of low-end and mid-range smartphones so that they can use technical means to avoid simply stacking hardware and still improve the user experience.
You can understand that GPU Turbo is a technology designed for the future. Its biggest significance lies in the fact that Android phones gradually get rid of hardware stacking.