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Glasses GPUs and Supported APIs


The R-7 currently runs Android 4.4.4 and uses the Snapdragon 805, which has the Adreno 420 GPU, which supports these APIs:

  • Open GL ES 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, TS & GS
  • Open CL 1.2full
  • RenderScript
  • Direct X 11.2

See these reference: SnapDragon 805


R-9, R-8:

Our upcoming devices will be using the new SnapDragon 835:

Delivering up to 25% faster graphics rendering and 60x more display colors compared to previous designs, the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU supports real-life-quality visuals for exciting immersive experiences.

[This is on top of the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU improvements, which offers 40% improvement to graphics performance, compute capabilities, and power usage when compared to Adreno 430]. 

The 540 within the 835 will support up to OpenGL ES 3.2.  The other technology being added is Vulkan support.

API Support:

  • OpenGL ES 3.2
  • OpenCL 2.0 full
  • Vulkan 1.0
  • DX12

Interesting details: Notebookcheck.net Qualcomm Adreno 540



For the record, R-6

The CPU inside is from Texas Instruments (OMPA4 4470) and the latest version of Android they provided us source code for was Jellybean (4.2.2).  However, it does support all the major APIs, including:

  • OpenGL® ES v2.0,
  • OpenGL ES v1.1,
  • OpenVG v1.1
  • and EGL v1.3.  (See attached reference)
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