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Limitations

The Generic Graphics Accelerator, Version 1.0 has some limitations.

API support

The Generic Graphics Accelerator supports OpenGL ES 2.0, and does not support the following APIs:

  • OpenGL ES 1.0, OpenGL ES 2.1, or later versions.
  • OpenVG and OpenCL.

Supported usage scenarios

The Generic Graphics Accelerator can improve Android performance and offload graphics operations from CPU models. However, it cannot be used for the following:

  • Developing the Mali GPU driver.
  • Verifying the SoC integration of an OS, applications, and GPU drivers.

GPU modeling

The Generic Graphics Accelerator is part of Fast Models, and cannot provide the following information for GPU modeling:

  • Cycle-accurate information for a GPU.
  • Performance and power estimation for a GPU.
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