Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (Tokyo, JP)

Method to update information regarding a graphic pipeline. This is done in the frame first period of an application on the processor to create primitives for a scene for the video frame. Gaze tracking information is received in the second frame for an eye of a user. Based on gaze tracking information the landing point to an HMD display on the CPU is anticipated in the second frame. In the second frame period an update late in the period of the predicted landing place to a buffer that is accessible to the GPU occurs. Shader operations are executed by the GPU during the second frame period to create pixel data using the primitives and on the predicted landing location, which is saved to frames buffer. The pixel data is scanned out during the third frame from the frame buffer to the HMD.

Central processing units (CPU), and graphic processing units (GPU) are needed to render VR-generated scenes within a pipeline for rendering. A VR scene could be rendered over a wide range of viewing angles, however only a small portion of that viewing range is displayed. VR scenes are more complicated than traditional scenes and may also require higher frame rates for image processing in order to prevent motion sickness. This can result in an excessive power consumption.

Screens can have areas with higher resolutions than others to save power. For instance, a part of the screen that a person is focusing on could be displayed with a higher resolution than areas where the user is not focusing on, like those in the peripheral region. The rendering of lower resolution parts of the display within the peripheral region could result in a decrease in the processing time. However, the viewer doesn’t focus on the periphery therefore the resolution won’t be negative to the user’s visual experience. The rendering pipeline may not be able to keep up with the speed of user’s eyes when updating VR scenes. This is because the eye’s movement is faster than the rendering pipeline of a computer when a user moves to some part of the scene that might have been on the peripheral area, that part of the scene could remain in lower resolution until the updating is able to keep up with the eye’s movements. This results in a blurry image for the viewer.

It is in this context that the embodiments of the disclosure come into existence.

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