NVIDIA demos advanced mobile Kepler GPU for next-gen SoCs

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We just heard about Samsung’s plans to refresh its still-new Exynos 5 Octa chip, but it’s far from the only company looking to the future of its SoCs. So far this year, NVIDIA’s been struggling to attract interest in the Tegra 4. Even if that chip fails to repeat the success of the Tegra 3, NVIDIA still has a few cards up its sleeve, and just showed off one of its upcoming advancements, the new mobile Kepler GPU used by the company’s Logan project.

Kepler is the architecture NVIDIA uses for its latest PC video cards, so the same sorts of capabilities are present here, just in a less powerful form that saves big on battery life. Still, even without the raw transistor count of a full-blown Kepler implementation, these mobile Kepler demos NVIDA prepared are nothing short of impressive – the “Ira” face demo, in particular, outshines nearly anything we’ve seen from smartphones or tablets.

Chances are, we’re looking at Logan maturing into the Tegra 5. We sure hope OEMs are willing to give NVIDIA another consideration when these chips finally arrive, because it would be a shame to see this kind of GPU power go underutilized.

Source: NVIDIA
Via: Android Police

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