Xiaomi recently launched its Mi 10 Ultra smartphone in home-country China. The latest Mi series device features a bunch of impressive specifications like 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and Quick Charge 5.0. However, the phone is a first for another impressive feature that is on the GPU side of things. Also Read - Redmi K30 Ultra, Mi 10 Ultra exclusive to China, not launching globally with rebranding
Qualcomm recently confirmed that the Mi 10 Ultra will be the first phone to support the Adreno GPU control panel. The entire GPU controls will be a part of the MIUI Game Turbo 4.0 app that comes with the phone’s UI. The new Game Turbo GPU controls have been developed with Qualcomm itself. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra launched with 120x zoom, Snapdragon 865 and 120W fast charging
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Game Turbo 4.0 on the Mi 10 Ultra allows users to tweak various parameters like anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, texture filtering, frame-rate, and other elements, similar to how desktop GPUs work. There is also a new custom preset where users will be able to select a custom template. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra to get antimicrobial case, screen protector as part of in-box goodies
Mi 10 Ultra Game Turbo 4.0
In the pictures, we can see various presets that will help Mi 10 Ultra users set templates on GPU performance. Visible on the right, we can see a few templates. These are the Default, Save Power, Balanced, and High-Quality templates, the latter likely being the one to provide maximum GPU performance while taking a larger toll on the battery.
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When this is selected, users will have manual control over GPU elements. These include setting the Anti-aliasing to 1X, 2X or 4X, or Anisotropic filtering to 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, and 16X. There is also the Texture filtering option that lets you adjust the slider between High Speed, Balanced and High-Quality modes.
Updateable GPU drivers
The Adreno 650 GPU present inside the Mi 10 Ultra also supports GPU drivers that can be updated. This allows gaming-system like GPU control, previously unseen on phones. The technology could soon come to other phones as well. More importantly, it could soon be a staple on flagship or gaming smartphones that will definitely benefit from the GPU controls, and which will be available globally.