While we are still waiting for NVIDIA's impressive looking Tegra 4 processor to officially hit the streets and in smartphones, the company is wasting no time teasing what we can expect to see in the future. Not only are we getting a glimpse of the next-gen graphics we'll likely receive with Tegra 5, but this shows us NVIDIA's mobile Kepler GPU which we can expect to see in tons of devices next year.
Back in June NVIDIA announced they'll be licensing out their impressive graphics chipsets and technology portfolio to 3rd parties, mainly for mobile. This means they won't be sticking to simply creating chipsets like the Tegra 3 and Tegra 4, but also allowing others to license and use the powerful graphics inside said chips.
What this means is the true graphics power behind the Tegra 4 (and the upcoming Tegra 5) can be utilized by other 3rd parties and not just NVIDIA. Fast forward to today, and the green company is now giving us a glimpse of just how stunning and visually impressive that technology is. The same Kepler graphics platform powering the most powerful desktop PC's has been streamlined into mobile. They're calling this the Mobile Kelper GPU. It's a bit confusing for average readers, so we'll just let these demo videos do the explaining.
Project Logan is what we'll likely call the NVIDIA Tegra 5, which could power smartphones, TV's, tablets, and tons of other electronic devices. The demo above is showing the raw graphical performance that the mobile Kepler GPU inside Logan can truly offer. Essentially showing us that near PC quality top-end graphics will be arriving on the mobile scene in the near future.
The new mobile Kepler architecture is so powerful that NVIDIA decided a graph was in order. Showing its potential next to popular devices like the iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, and even the PlayStation 3. It's safe to say that console-quality graphics (or similar) are coming to mobile devices once and for all next year. Thanks NVIDIA.
Obviously this is still a long, long ways away. In a way we're a bit confused as to why they're showing Tegra 5 type features before Tegra 4 has even hit the market on a mass scale. I guess it's never too early to get the word out and show a products potential. Right? We're excited to see how NVIDIA's licensing and Mobile Kepler will shake up the industry in 2014.