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Improving Performance on Mobile with Adaptive Variable Rate Shading (Presented by Arm)

Sergio Alapont  (Staff Software Engineer, Arm)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: Intermediate

arm GlobalTrading

Variable Rate Shading (VRS) is a relatively new technology that enables finer control over fragment and pixel shading rates. VRS is a is a set of techniques that allow developers to exchange quality for performance where this is critically needed.

This talk will introduce the Variable Rate Shading support present in Arm's Valhall 4th gen family of GPUs, which includes Immortalis-G715. Through this session, attendees will gain insight into findings and best practices that will help developers attain the best possible performance on mobile devices.


Attendees will learn how to use variable rate shading in their games and learn best practices for implementing it in their projects.

Intended Audience

This talk is for game developers and programmers working on mobile interested in optimizing their games for performance.